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Posted in Blogosphere, Friends by homeyra on September 25, 2008

A while ago Naj and Gina were kind enough to mention this blog for this award. Thank you so much 🙂

Gina, aka ‘The Pagan Sphinx’ wrote about “building solidarity with a blog award“, so I am passing this award with the same spirit to:

1 – Sister-city site: Lair of the Bluebear

2 – Dear friend and great writer Ressentiment

3 – Les Politiques, Sophia and her daily quest for the truth

4 – Pedestrian, simply brilliant!

5 – Peyman, Thinking eyes, blogs in Persian. Great selection of subjects, from which I borrow from time to time – the muse of his blog: two-years-old Yasna

6 – Dear Kitty: many many interesting pieces of news plus a glance at the wild life

7 – Words and Pictures by 37 year old Ali Ramezani who works outside Afghanistan (where I have previously borrowed these pictures). He writes (in Persian) about his homeland and countries he visits, translates Russian poetry … you can communicate with him in English or in Russian

8 –  Farida, Afghanistan in Peace blogs in English. She has finished high school and wants to be an engineer to help rebuild dear Afghanistan

Through the last two blogs you can open a door to a country described during the 70’s by photographer Luke Powell in the following words: “No motor vehicles, no power lines. Everything was homemade and everyone was happy and no one was hungry. It was the most beautiful place“.

Thanks again Naj and Gina 🙂

The rules: Put the logo on your blog, add a link to the person who awarded you, nominate at least 7 other blogs, add links to those blogs on yours, leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

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Posted in Friends, Fun by homeyra on August 24, 2008

Pedestrian was here

Let’s Kick Ass

Posted in Blogosphere, Friends by homeyra on August 20, 2008

One day, almost out of nowhere, someone shows up at your blog, writes a comment and a friendship is born. That’s what happened with Gina, aka The Pagan Sphinx. Since, I have an eye on a slice of her life, her tastes and her generous world view.

For some reason she thinks that I “kick ass” and she has bestowed me a Kick Ass Award!

Thank you Gina 🙂 🙂 🙂

That’s the idea: “Do you know any bloggers that kick ass?

Maybe they’ve got incredible, original content. Or they’re overflowing with creativity. Is it someone that helps you become a better blogger? Or a bloggy friend you know you can count on? Or maybe it’s someone who simply inspires you to be a better person… or someone else who sends you to the floor, laughing your ass off…


Nothing but these words -“kick ass”- makes me think immediately of neufneuf! Sorry if I am back to the usual suspects, but she is The universal kick-ass-er, on earth and in outer space. She has been kicking mine for a while now 🙂

“Or maybe it’s someone who simply inspires you to be a better person …” Now this makes me think of PPGG, aka Ann El Khoury, or Reclaiming Space same as Peoples Geography. She is erudite, she is gracious even with her most nasty visitors. She inspires and strives toward a better world.

Which makes me think of another blogger/friend, a real inspiration. No – I won’t name him – he might find the title of the award disrespectful considering his line of work 🙂

Proggiemuslima also qualifies: Right in the midst of the war of terror here is an American turned Muslim – although I bet this wasn’t the real reason. Isn’t this enough to make you a “kick ass”? She doesn’t like “to be told”. She has a great sense of humor, which appears when she finds the time in her busy life to add her personal salt to the news.

In these troubled times, probably by temperament rather than by choice, Eatbees’ blog is where East meets West. He can address difficult subjects concerning both parties. He manages to keep the trust and friendship of a great variety of readers. And as if this wasn’t enough, he will answer your long emails with even longer emails with honesty and wit.

Now, if you all will: Choose five other bloggers that you feel are “Kick Ass Bloggers” and let them know.