12.12.2007

The holidays came early this year

Joared at Along the Way gave me the perfect gift today. She heard me. And she told other people that she liked what she heard. Joared gifted me with an absolutely amazing review in her blog, and at the same time, introduced me to some other truly wonderful, thoughtful, creative, world-changing people who are quietly blogging about things that matter to all of us, from the local to the global.

And elderbloggers rule! We've been there, tried that, given up, tried it another way, failed, succeeded, and learned from it. Now we want to share. Not only with other people our age, but with anyone who recognizes that we have something to share.

I invite you to visit the blogs joared recommended--you'll see what I mean.

Thank you, joared, this is an exquisitely thoughtful gift. I am humbled, and gratified.

12 comments:

Bob said...

Your moniker is one that brought a smile to my heart. It reminds me of visits to the SW. There I was introduced to that mythical trickster. I agree 'And elderbloggers rule!". We do have something to say of real value. We have a rich supply of experience even though some of those closest to us may not be listening.

kokopelliwoman said...

Heh, heh, yes, I was introduced to the Trickster and faithful (as much as a jokester can be) sidekick Coyote when I lived in NM in 1980, before their rise to pop stardom. Wonderful region--poor in economy and water, but rich in people, traditions, and other natural wonders. Did you manage to get to the Tularosa or Two Rivers area? The petroglyphs there are amazing.

sharryb said...

Glad to see you recognized, and in such good company! Well deserved.

Blessings,
Sharry

joared said...

Glad you enjoyed my take on your blog. I should have mentioned the trickster, but I'll leave that to you to expound upon. Am pleased you enjoyed some of those blogs I mentioned.

kokopelliwoman said...

Hi, Sharry, thank you--what a nice thing to say. I am learning so much from other elderbloggers. We all seem to play well with others...;) Maturity has more benefits than I imagined, most of all the connection with experienced, compassionate, hip elderbloggers--and that includes you!

kokopelliwoman said...

joared, I was *thrilled* by your take, it was one of the nicest comments I've ever received. And what a great idea to post about kokopelli and coyote. It's been nearly 3 decades since I lived in NM, but I treasure my experiences there.

Pam said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I liked your response to my post on spanking but wish to say that not all children who are hit or abused lash out at their own children. My sisters, brother and I grew up in a hellish house, and my brother is the only sibling who was aggressive towards his children. All of us girls have gentle natures and have never struck our children in anger. Like you, I do not believe in hitting other human beings. Or anything else for that matter.

But I understand what you are saying, completely, for it happens more often than not. A touchy subject with me, too.

I have been perusing your blog and it's very interesting. I intend to read on. Your remarks about mass consumerism are right on.

kokopelliwoman said...

Pam, thanks for your comment. You are absolutely right, not all children who are hit become hitters. I was painting with too broad a brush. I am sorry to hear about your childhood, and especially the outcome with your brother. We got a few whacks on the behind growing up as well. I'll never forget the last time I got a spanking--at fourteen!

Kay Dennison said...

Isn't joared just the best? AND she's a Buckeye to boot!!!! LOL

Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2008 filled with the best things!!!

Joy Des Jardins said...

I read Joared's piece...kudos to you Claudia...and a very Happy New Year sweet lady.

Hey, I like your new blog look.

kokopelliwoman said...

Kay, Iowa has much more going for it than I imagined. Why, any state that's home to both you and joared has got to be fabulous! :)

kokopelliwoman said...

Hi, Joy, nice to see you. Happy New Year to you as well--hope it's filled with good health and great surprises. I think we are ALL pretty dang good, and your blog is one of many elderblogs that inspire me.