Premio Dardos Award — Thank You!

premio dardos award

The Premio Dardos Award comes to me from Aquileana at The Audacity of Achilles.  Thank you very much, Aquileana!  I’m honored and thrilled to accept this award.  If you’re not already following Aquileana please stop by and visit her.  Her blog is a treasure trove of prose and poetry about art, Greek Mythology, philosophy, psychology, and other interesting topics.

What is the Premio Dardos Award?

Premio Dardos means “Prize Darts” in Spanish.  It is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.

The rules for this award:

1. Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and link to his or her blog.
2. Include the image of the “Premio Dardos” in the post.
3. Pass the award to other blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment.

You’re ALL awesome! 

Do I tell you that enough?  I hope so!  A great big THANK YOU to each and every one of you who follows, likes, comments or simply takes an anonymous tour through my posts.  You’re all awesome and worthy of awards, but, alas, rules are rules.  In these nominations I’m exempting blogs that are awards-free.  Without further ado…


JOEYFULLYSTATED: NARRATIVES OF A NEUROTIC & OTHER NONSENSE.  Joey writes on wide-ranging topics including mental and physical health and wellness, community, family, among many others.  She’s a talented writer showcasing a winning mix of humor, insight and originality.  Stop by and visit her, you’ll be glad you did.

PRESERVATION IN PINK.  Kaitlin O’Shea is a historic preservationist whose goal is to show that historic preservation is everywhere and that it makes a positive difference in the world.  Her posts are informative and imaginative.  My favorites are those including her travel and photography.

THE GREEN-WALLED TOWER.  David Stewart features his fiction — a delicious blend of humor and darkness.  He’s written eight novels so far.  David grew up in Canada, lived in Korea for nine years, and is currently studying Chinese.

BONES DON’T LIE.  Katy Meyers Emery explores mortuary and bioarchaeology news and works on her scholarly writing.  Her posts are always interesting and educational and she encourages readers to contact her with resources and alternative viewpoints.

LIBRARIANSHIPWRECK is a “resource, soapbox, forum, and gutter for those interested in the future of librarianship.”  Topics covered include libraries, librarianship, archives, technology, history, activism and impending doom.  Naturally!

1537.  Joe Storey is “Rocking In The Nude, Feeling Like A Dude.”  You’ve been forewarned!  Joe owns 1537 LPs (actually, more now) and has a plan:  to listen to each and every LP in his collection.  His blog chronicles his journey, one vinyl LP at a time.  Please note that the book High Fidelity does not factor here — Joe doesn’t like it and maintains that it still doesn’t give any proper answers.

HILARY CLARK ~ QUILT ARTIST.  Hilary Clark is an artist whose mediums include quilting, poetry, writing and baking.  Her blog features the stories she tells, one quilt at a time.  I heart quilts!  And stories!

ART BY ROB GOLDSTEIN.  Rob Goldstein shares his thought-provoking creative writing, photography and art.  His blog also features his insights into health issues including dissociative identity disorder, as well as politics and society.  Rob’s intelligence is matched by his artistic ability and his blog is not to be missed.

AGHOSTDANCER.  Michelle Styles shares her experiences with cochlear implants as she was born deaf.  She has learned to play the guitar, among many other accomplishments.  Michelle canvasses a wide range of topics including relationships, religion and mental health issues.  Her latest series, NativeFacts, presents information not commonly taught in schools about Native Americans.

JUST PLAIN OL’ VIC.  Vic began blogging as a form of writing therapy.  He covers issues including mental and emotional health as well as addiction and substance abuse.  Vic shares what he has learned and hopes to help others in the process.  He also discusses some lighter topics and is not shy to exercise his 1st Amendment rights.  Stop by and don’t be shy to exercise yours!



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