September 15, 2005

My Love of Language

Words have always fascinated me. I think it had something to do with the fact that all my grandparents spoke more than one language and their secondary languages were all different from each other.

It might also have to do with my father being a minister and a missionary, who took us to live in various countries in this incredible world of ours. It was in these travels that I discovered the incredible power of language, but especially of words. Any good attorney can tell you that picking the right word can be the difference between conveying innocence, guilt or enough ambiguity in order not to reveal anything. Do you all remember this quote from a very famous politician: “I guess it all depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is.” I think I’ve made my point.

That’s what I love about language and the blogosphere, the essence of who you are comes through in your posts. There’s so much I can tell from just reading a blogger’s posts on a daily basis: from their sense of humor, to how they relate to the non-blogging world around them. There’s times when you spend a bit of time reading a new blogger and BAM! You get glimpses of incredible brilliance or amazing writing ability and you’re hooked. That's what happened with me the first time I read Sgt. Hook, he then led me to Black5, Parkway Rest Stop and later I discovered Eric. As a reader, I knew I was going to keep going back to read them because aside from being incredible writers, they have a gift, which readers like me go back to receive and share with them each day.

That’s why I make a point of reading my favorite blogs daily, even if I don't agree with their politics. To me it's worth spending a quiet lunch hour reading my PDA bloglist on my Treo 650. Some bloggers whom I love, I've downright hounded to get an automatic PDA format just so I could read them on my Treo. I've yet to work my magic on my Blog Daddy, but I'm hopeful, if I continue working on him I'll read gems like these.

That’s also why I’ll stop by to read this new blogger, from now on. This blog came up when Eric, of Straight White Guy and I were discussing over lunch bloggers we admired and who had incredible talent and writing ability. It was a new blog for me so I couldn’t help but go to check him out. When I got there I was a bit thrown off by his style. But as soon as I got to the 2nd post I could the incredible depth behind his style. Don’t be fooled by his phonetic style of his writing, go beyond the obvious and look closely at the puns and double entendre’s in this poem. To me it was sheer brilliance.

As for Eric, meeting him was a great opportunity to confirm he is the witty person he comes across on the screen. These are all great blogger to read daily, and I'm looking forward to getting to know them better through their words!

Posted by Michele at September 15, 2005 12:03 AM | TrackBack

What a nice way to start the day. Thank you so much.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at September 15, 2005 09:47 AM

... Buddy Don rocks... true.. great meeting you, dear... it was a real pleasure...

Posted by: Eric at September 16, 2005 09:52 AM

thankee fer them verr kind wurds. jes so happens me n miz bd is a'gone meet up with eric n his wife this verr evenin over in man hattan. we made our resurvayshun befor i knew them vols wood be on tv agin florida at the verr same time. we hope they will agree to putt one of thar tvs on the game.

i also wood agree that eric is a verr fine riter, bettern he real eyeses.

Posted by: buddy don at September 17, 2005 05:09 AM

.. thanks to you both... whew.. I'm back now... meeting both of y'all was a real pleasure.. I'm happy to have been able to introduce you guys (so to speak)...

Posted by: Eric at September 19, 2005 01:29 AM
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