A Poetic Justice was chosen by my newfound friend and fellow writer (and how!) Utah Savage...
So without further adieu, here are my five choices for the Arte y Pico Award:
1) A Long Tough Blog
Don't let the name scare you... LT, the thoughtful owner of this blog, is kind and giving and very talented. A musician, singer, song writer, and somewhat of an anarchist. He doesn't beat around the bush, although he will, on occasion, beat Bu$h over the head with basic facts. LT, or Little Thom, certainly sums things up in short order. I suppose this has much to do with his gift of writing songs and playing music. Don't meander away from the through-line. Get to the point quickly or your audience just might turn their attention to the little electronic monkey dancing on the divan!
Pay LT a visit and do listen to his music. You will not regret it, unless you're an electronic monkey dancing on the divan.
2) Open Letters to G. W. Bush
Words cannot express my sentiments for Case (Belacqua Jones)... A meth addicted Bush supporter and tour guide. Want an irony-filled dose of reality written in a way that makes anything Bush or his minions say sidle up next to a razor blade, lie down on a mirror and get cut into a fine powder for easier ingestion? Then you must trust me; seriously trust me here, people! There is no other blogger (or writer) that brings more light and laughter and lucidity to our current regime than Belacqua Jones. WARNING: Do not drink, eat, or ingest anything as you read, if you care about your computer in the least that is. If you have a heart condition, please consult a doctor before attempting to read even one Open Letter to G. W. Bush.
3) Left in East Dakota... I have visited Graeme's blog many, many times and I always come away with things I hadn't had in my head before. That's good, right? I mean as long as the things left in your head after visiting are not a screwdriver, a two-by-four, a drill bit, a rock, a bullet, or a blunt object, right?
Well, if the aforementioned objects worry your pretty little head, perhaps Graeme's blog is not for you.
If you find yourself sucked into the "patriotic" fervor of any given moment,
if you blindly love your country,
if you think you've got this country, this world, by the balls and the short hairs,
if you find revolution implausible,
if you think Ernesto "Che" Guevara is a fine wine,
if you think Republican and Democrat are polar opposites,
if you think...
then I highly recommend you visit Left in East Dakota and see just how wrong you might be.
4) One Tenacious Baby Mama is certainly a blog and blog owner (Dark Daughta) I visit, virtually speaking, on a daily basis.
So glad you asked!
In my many travels in the ether I have yet to run across a more layered, messy, human, forthright, in-sightful, courageous, anti-authoritarian, WYSIWYG, diasporic african caribbean barbadian-born, north amerikkkanized Black settler, black women/woman of color, able-bodied, old(er) capricornian, dark-skinned, pro-choice, matriarchal, polyamorous, working-class raised middle-class located, fat, tall, rogue scholar, radical theoretician, ancestor/universe/goddess worshiping, radical, sexing [presently celibate], queer, femme, married, partnered, writer/poet/visual artist, far-seer, seeker, workshop facilitator, community worker, counsellor, anti (imperialist) war, toronto breeder, radical parent, pregnancy, homebirthing, non partisan 40 year old, cisgendered person!
And that ain't even the tip of the nipple, folks!
-Think you know someone like Dark Daughta? Really?
-Think you wouldn't like her even if you knew her? Really?
-Even Dark Daughta warns you from the get go on her front page,
"First of all, you will not like me." Really?
-Go ahead, visit her blog and I dare you to NOT like her or at least NOT be intrigued.
-Scared? Intimidated? Speechless? Uneasy?
-Can't take the heat? Shy? Feeling a bit queasy?
-Think you'll pass on visiting her blog?
---Well, fuck you, too!
Isn't that reason enough for you to give her a go?
I have made my selections, thus far, from contributors to The Peace Tree, and, since only five are allowed, I will now choose a blogger from outside of my own realm, so to speak, and dive into the world of poetry.
Well predictability ain't this next bloggers game.
5) 1Poet4Man is, in my humble opinion, one of the better hidden talents out there, and I don't just mean hidden in blogland. His writing reminds me of many of the voices that have come before, that are read more today than in their own time, a present day writer whose voice may well live on long after we are gone. Perhaps I give his ability too much credit, but, and again, in my humble opinion, I do not give it enough.
Rolling along "T"...T h i s i s i t - Talk To Action - Tangled Up In Blue Guy - Targas Tirade - TBogg - Ten Percent - Terrorism News - The 35 Percenters - The Alien Trucker - The Angry Arab News Service - The Anti-War Theatre - The Aristocrats - The Art of Peace - The Atheist Mama - The Barefoot Bum - The Big Con - The Calm Before The Sand - The Continental Review - The Cosmic Message - The Crone Speaks - The Daily Pulse - The Democratic Daily - The Early Days of a Better Nation - The Enigma Cafe - The Existentialist Cowboy - The Fanonite - The Fat Lady Sings - The Fifth Estate - The Flying Fascist - The Galloping Beaver - The Garlic - The Greenbelt - The Heathlander - The Honest Transmission - The Impudent Observer - The Information Paradox - The Jewish Atheist - The Kendallian Voice - The Lady Speaks - The Largest Minority - The Learning Curve - The Left End of the Dial v2.0 - The Liberation of Realism - The Living Theatre - The Mahatma X Files - The Mind Is A Terrible Thing - The Needs of the Few - The Omnipotent Poobah Speaks! - The Pagan Sphinx - The Peace Company - The Peace Train - The Peace Tree - The Political Cat - The Press Pretends We Don't Care - The Progressive Daily Beacon - The Sideshow - The Truth - The Truth Will Set You Free - The Unapologetic Mexican - The Unknown Candidate - The World Can't Wait! - There It Isn't - This Journey - Thomason Tracts - Thought Theater - Three Wise Men - Tim Robbins.net - Tiny Revolution - Tiz Yer Tiz - Too Sense - Traveling to Casablanca - Truth Dig - Truth, Justice & Peace