Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Sometimes I Think That I Might Be

A better commenter than blogger. It's a more immediate forum. It's quicker, sometimes, more personal. When I read something and feel compelled to comment it is often a rush of emotion, or a product of quick critical thinking.

Case in point, Lisa and Ranger Jim at Ranger Against War chose to take a comment I made and turn it into an entire post.

I was responding to a Thank You post that Jim made.

Jim and Lisa have been doing yeoman service at their blog in Florida. Jim is also a combat veteran of both special ops and Vietnam. He thinks in a very different manner than most rank and file. No wonder I like him.

Thanks for the recognition. Thanks for the notice.

Thanks for the good work ya'll are doing.

Carry on.



Blogger Lisa said...


The world is a better place for all you do.

I am always impressed by informed people who back their knowledge with the force of passionate conviction. You live a life in opposition to the meanness and pettiness too often prevalent. You say "yes" to life, and "no" to the anger and paranoia born of fear.

We have met some very special people on the front lines; no one moreso than you.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Sherry Pasquarello said...

i think you are an excellent writer. i look forward to your posts. you thoughts, your outlook on life and the little bits of your past, your present are treats.

and your recipes, well, they are just really great. even one's i will never try out, the recipes and now the picture just make me happy. i have shelves of cookbooks.
i read them like others read novels.

when i got a computer and found the wealth of cooking things here and the blogs and the people i've "met", it's been like a gift.

thanks much.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Angry Ballerina said...

I think you're a damn good blogger, and writer.

So says me.

2:08 PM  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

MB.,i need some instruction so female readers will respond more positively to my essays. jim

2:52 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

most of the women in my life, my mother, my girlfriend of long standing, even her friends now, my daughters, all of them seem to spend a lot of time pointing out how ridiulous i am for the most part. i've learned to take it in good grace and say things like "of course my darling," or "absolutely my dear."

it just works better that way.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Sherry Pasquarello said...

it's the desserts too! : )

4:13 PM  
Blogger Bukko Boomeranger said...

I'm the same way, MB. I feel like I usually have something sensible to say, that will add to the conversation that should flow from a blogpost. It's a way of providing positive feedback to the blogger who's put enough of their brainpower to work to author that post. Let's 'em know that their effort has been appreciated. Hence, my compulsive commenting. But I don't want to waste so much time away from life in the physical world that I spen hours learning how to manipulate Web pages and researching blog topics.

That said, what happened to your friend Crawford at Pottersville? You two correspond and you proof his book, right? Looks like he finally got "sick up and fed" with it, as Ricky Ricardo used to say on "I Love Lucy." If you're in touch, tell him that Bukko hopes he has some peace in his mind now that's his blog's not plaguing it any more.

5:27 PM  
Blogger jurassicpork said...

Oh, I'm still around, me Bukko. I never said that I wouldn't comment. But when I read about Israel pissing and moaning that they're the ones dealing with the post-traumatic stress of the attack on southern Lebanon two years ago and Bush agreeing to work with Congress on the housing crisis provided they leave politics out of it...

...well, I can't say that I don't still feel like tearing my hair out but I no longer feel like sharing that angst with my one or two dozen readers.

My attitude? Fuck 'em all: It's their loss. One of my posts was worth more than 1000 "Heh indeedy" posts by Atrios.

And, for the record, Stevie, I'd say that you're a helluva blogger. You have a knack for telling touching stories and telling it with the proper amount of gravitas. And I don't fling compliments around freely, as you know.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As anyone who hangs at the blogs I haunt has noted, I only comment. It's better that way.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MB I always look forward to your comments on Ranger's blog. They're enlightening, insightful, thought provoking and always well written. You've led an interesting life.

Keep the comments coming.

9:11 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

thanks for all the compliments. especially yours jp. i really respect your talent and skill as a writer. i also admire your courage and focus.


9:56 PM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Keep doing what you are doing, I truly enjoy it.

3:47 AM  

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