Sunday, September 23, 2007

Of Cabbages and Kings

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of shoes -- and ships -- and sealing wax --
Of cabbages and kings --
And why the sea is boiling hot --
And whether pigs have wings."
-Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

Illustration by Sir John Tenniel

A few weeks ago, Eric Turner, of Secondhand Thoughts, did me the very great honor of recognizing my blog as one of his Wednesday Websites. I apologize for not responding earlier; the idea that people read and appreciate my writing is very empowering.

Eric is a "40 year old retired soldier, full-time student, future history teacher, father of four, and husband of one" - obviously a very busy man, yet he makes the time to recognize the efforts of fellow bloggers. He also encourages his subscribers to visit and comment on the Wednesday Websites, a generous gesture and one that models good cyber manners.

So I'm happy to return the favor: please visit Secondhand Thoughts and give Eric a listen. He is a thoughtful and articulate man and deserving of your attention.

*How could I have forgotten to mention the fact that Eric uses Dewey numbers on his blog!


Unknown said...


Eric's "Wednesday Websites" is a great idea. By dividing the blogs I subscribe to into the days of the week, rather than just their topics, I can better get to all of the blogs I want to read and better participate in commenting on other people's sites. Thanks for including that useful bit of information.

30plusteacher said...

I am late in thanking Eric as well for recognizing Best Practices. I need to do it today. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Anthony, that's a great idea to make sure you improve your participation in the blogosphere.

diane said...

New York State, Korea, Georgia...isn't it grand how we can all connect via the blogosphere!

I must confess, though, that I still hold on to the fantasy that I will one day meet all my cyber friends face to face. It's a Baby Boomer thing (I've already been 30 twice and am on my third go round).