Thursday, August 31, 2006


A Kenyan I met in the USA told me that as a student he had been assigned a dorm room with a fellow African. Both he and his roommate asked that they be given American roommates because they had came to the US not just for book-learning, but to learn about Americans and their culture. While the Kenyan Blog Ring connects me with a majority of Kenyan bloggers, I am glad to take part in Blog day, where I can talk about bloggers who do not necessarily share our culture, language or ideas. The following are some of the bloggers I have visited and I know the suggestion was 5 blogs, but as my family knows, I tend to get rather enthusiastic about things. Well here goes my edited list (and believe me it is edited!!)

Big Brother Uber Gorgeous One
This gentleman says "For a long time, I felt as if I had no voice. Now that I have discovered my voice, I plan on making up for lost time" According this blogger, he is a mouthy introspective nice guy with a big heart and room for a few good friends. He is curious about himself and the world he lives in. I like to read about his life and and his journey to understand himself, his name and his age. My friend is recovering from a fight he had with a vending machine at work. I like his humour and his easy going attitude.

Ethical Thought
As an avid knitter, I am always learning and being challenged by knitters in the blogosphere. I was pleasantly surprised to find not just one or two men knitters, but a whole community. I chose Ethical Thought because he combines knitting with his studies of bioethics, teaching and his profession – Librarian. He loves to knit and play the occasional on-line game. He is in his 40’s married and has 2 children and a dog. I particularly liked posts that included a picture of his son, learning to knit and his growing courage to knit in the train. He is a brave and evolved man!!!

Diane's little Journey of Faith
Diana is from Malaysia and has a large extended family. She is the first Christian in her family (you go Diana!!). She lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is majoring journalism. She speaks five languages fluently. Diana taught herself to play both the guitar and drums and she started her blog to share her walk with God and her everyday experiences. blog
This next blogger is an avid knitter who knits some of the most beautiful things I have seen, including socks (I have yet to try socks!!). She knits everywhere. She has been blogging in October 2004, and in 2005 began designing patterns for sale. She has had patterns published by, in Interweave Knits. Her other interests include book binding and cooking. She is developing her website to include other things like a forum for knitters and a gallery of finished items from her patterns. She welcomes visitors and knitters with questions.

Morphological Confetti
This next blogger was a link from Brother Jero. (Asante BJ.) Stephen Bess lives in Washington DC where he entertains and educates with snippets about life in DC, his family and most recently a visit to a plantation in the south. The number of visitors to his blog increases daily, and he will acknowledge your comments (not like some lazy roses). He explores writing, history, poetry and culture. He has recently added a flicker as he is a photographer.

This blogger says “I'm a good wife (after 22 years I think I finally earned the title) and a good mother. While my almost 20 yr old daughter will vouch for that, my 17 yr old son still has his doubts, I'm sure. I am a follower of Jesus Christ, and while some days it feels like I'm shadowing Him from a distance, most days there's a sense that perhaps He is indeed having His way in my heart. I'm a professional by day, and distance ed student by night, as I plug my way through a midlife career change, (just because starting all over again, from the bottom, is, oh so appealing).. and yes, it took me all this time to figure out what I REALLY want to be when I grow up, and now at 44 find myself optimistically terrified.” Her interests include reading writing decorating and peace making.

The Catbird Seat
The Catbird Seat was created to encourage, delight, refresh and humour and move and even challenge visitors by the blogger’s on-going life experiences. She hopes to share her struggles and victories in the faith (and in life) in a real and transparent way so that others that feel alone in those same struggles and victories will realize that they’re not alone.

Catbird does not care very much for people who think housewives are intellectually inferior to people in the workplace or students of educational institutions.

Her “Chair of the Week” page it is fun.

I hope you will find time to visit the people on my list. They are a great bunch of people.



Blogger MugwumpMom said...

Wow...thank you so much for the encouragement and "plug". What an honour.
I will visit the other people on your list as soon as I'm back home from our vacation, but wanted to come by and say hi and thanks again.
Will be back to visit you again soon as well.

8/31/2006 06:32:00 am  
Blogger Ruben said...

Thank you so much for mentioning me on your blog. I'd love to visit you some day and I appreciate the invite. Be sure to keep in touch and I will do the same:)

8/31/2006 10:06:00 am  
Blogger Diane said...

Wow, what an honour! Thanks for mentioning me, seriously!

8/31/2006 11:04:00 am  
Blogger Stephen Bess said...

Hey ausi! This is such an honor. I really don't know what to say, but thank you. Many blessings~

Your Brother,

Stephen B

8/31/2006 01:44:00 pm  
Blogger Miriam said...

Thanks for the snippety feature :) I think I may have to join in on Blog day 2006. I have a few non-knitting blogs that I think the knitting blogosphere could use.

8/31/2006 03:36:00 pm  
Anonymous mia said...

:) catchy blog title - 3forward2back. also found a link there that I've added to my bookmarks - ChristianWomenonline. Still looking around for a Christian women's blogring.

8/31/2006 08:15:00 pm  
Anonymous mshairi said...

Gosh, the people on your list look really interesting! I will read each and everyone of them, Uaridi

8/31/2006 09:28:00 pm  
Anonymous mama junkyard said...

Your blog day list is amazing!

I have found one or two blogs that I shall add to my RSS reader.

Thank you for this list

9/01/2006 12:03:00 am  
Anonymous mama junkyard said...

Hope you don't mind...but you have been tagged

9/01/2006 10:52:00 pm  

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