Karma Coming My Way
Those of you who know me well know that I’m not comfortable calling attention to myself. In fact, some of you out there may not know that I’ve written a book; a book for which I created this blog to promote.
I’ve been largely avoiding its promotion out of fear of appearing “braggy,” (how’s THAT for a word, literary world?). But an afternoon of watching my son Prince Charming receive an award for his achievement as both a solid citizen and an uber student made me realize that a bit of recognition isn’t necessarily a bad thing (more on Prince Charming’s recent accomplishment in a later post).
So I’ve decided to take this post in a vastly different direction. For the first time I’m going to aim it squarely at me; but not without mentioning the bloggers who helped make me awesome.
First up is Kayjai, who wrote the infamous post entitled: MEETING OF THE BLOGGERS ALLIANCE in which myself and many of your favorite bloggers appear.
Next are an array of bloggers who took my NEW ENGLAND DISSECTED post and ran with it. Sandylikeabeach took an interesting angle in regards to FLORIDA and John over at Trask Avenue went a step further with his post A FAMILY DISSECTED – CITY STYLE. And just like any good Army man BrainRants did it twice; once for the LEFT COAST and once for the MIDWEST.
Then there are the bloggers who reviewed my book. British darling Megan from VERYNORMAL took the first chance followed by Jolene from THE SATURATED PAGE. Her own newly released book, THE FAIRY QUEEN OF SPENCER’S BUTTE AND OTHER TALES dropped this week and I cannot wait to return the read and review favor. The last review comes from newbie blogger and resident prankster HR NIGHTMARE who not only reviews my book but takes an interesting look at the art of reading in general.
What Hellis post about blog homage would be complete without the name EDWARD HOTSPUR? Only the incomparable EH would take a stab at impersonating my writing style in a blog post. He’s spot on, by the way. And that leaves us with my good friend Jonathan Borden from WHORRIBLE who not only dedicated an entire blog post to me but immortalized me in prose. I’m not sure what I’ve done to deserve all the blog love I’ve mentioned, but I’m grateful to have it just the same.
Copyright © 2011 by Jonathan Borden. All rights reserved.FOR H.E. ELLIS
In affection and admiration.
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She had a tongue the colour
Of thick, slow-poured molasses—
And when the men would cull her
She would utter black masses.
She would dress herself in words
And backmask her black intent
As she split men into thirds—
Two for the road and one gent’.
She liked her men well— well—read;
She would tie up the premise
With thick, ashen, asphalt thread—
She was called H.E. Ellis