You Make My Day

Last month, my blog was given the "you make my day" award by Geoffrey Philp, a Jamaican author whom I've met through blogging and from whom I have learned a lot. I believe the original award was conceived (or at least given to Geoffrey) by Lady Roots. The guidelines for the award are:

1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make your day.
2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver.
3. Display the You Make My Day Award logo.
4. Tell the award winners by commenting on their blogs with the news.

Here are the blogs that make my day:

Musings of an International Nomad: My friend Verity is teaching at a girls' school in Harare, Zimbabwe. South African by birth, Verity has chosen to work in a crumbling country with 100,000% inflation to make a difference for at least one student. Her blog is a vital link to a country in the midst of a tumultuous election.

Turtle Vision: Nicole frequently posts her artwork and musings on topics that give richness to life. It is always comforting to visit her webpage after a stressful day.

Pickeled Eel: another blog friend whom I've met through the blogosphere. He's based out of Sydney, but has traveled to Iraq and beyond to bring interesting stories to his viewers.

Deceleration of Time: Erinn, or Madeline as she is known is some circles, is a JET teaching in rural Shikoku. She takes me back to a great year that I also spent in Japan.

Wanderings: Jenn is an English Language Fellow in Estonia. Her blog post titles are often flooded with the vowels and umlauds of Estonian, but her entries are always ripe with reflection.

This blog entry marks my return to the craft, after almost 2 months of trying to keep up with everything else in my life! Later today I'll be flying to England for a conference of English teachers. Finally, I get to blog internationally again. Stay tuned to a flurry of postings and pictures!


geoffreyphilp101@gmail.com said...

Jeff, thanks for introducing me to these great blogs.
I'm e-mailing your page to my daughter who may turn out to be a globe trotting teacher like you.

Bless up, Geoffrey

Dzen said...

Thanks, Jeff! I'm flattered... You also make my day. Lovely post. ~ Jenn

Bruce said...

Very flattered. Not sure what I did to earn that - but then that is the point of a gift is it not?! Many thanks for the highlight and link. Pickledeel is most grateful...

VN said...

Thanks Jeff -- am so flattered!!! Know its taken me a while to get back to you, but has been a tumultuous month :-) Thanks for making my day! -- V

Anonymous said...

thanks, jeff-san! i've enjoyed reading your blog, too. i don't blog much recently except to upload some of my art work... i'm on flickr more. take care! hope all is well with you. tu amiga, nicole

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