Friday, April 8, 2011

The relative strengths of bloggers.
Or the blogging strengths of relatives.

I now have three people related to me by blood who are also on my blog buddy list.

Let's review, shall we?

My nephew Joshua Macrae has a blog called Castle Park, which is about the stuff nearest and dearest to his heart, writing music and being a dad and husband. He gets first place on the list because he's been at this blogging stuff for the longest period of time, which is a couple years now.

Next longest in duration of blogging is my baby sister Karlacita!, who discusses many things of interest to her, including her new book The Language of Emotions.

She has many interesting insights and you should check her stuff out.

The most recent addition to my blog buddy list is Books 4 Grandchildren, which is the creation of my big sister Kimberly Haskell, her son Galen Dobbs and photographer Randy Castillo. Kimberly and her crew will be spending most of their time reviewing kid's books, including one of their first recommendations, Shark vs. Train, an allegedly accurate account of what it's like when brothers are growing up.

I remember no such brouhaha from my childhood. My older brother Michael and I would sit in the reading room, or read in the sitting room, and on festive occasions we would regale our friends and neighbors with Michael singing in his lovely clear tenor voice, whilst I accompanied him on the grand piano.

(p.s. Michael told me to write the paragraph above or he would shave my head.)



namastenancy said...

What an incredible list of talent! You are really blessed in your family.

Kimberly said...

Just read this today. It's a good thing that you have such a beautifully shaped head.