Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Blog Tag

That's a picture of the City of Pittsburgh Mounted Patrol, or whatever they were. Not sure who took the picture, but it was at the Pittsburgh action against the Iraq War on January 26, 2003. Of course the photo has no relevance to this post. But posting it made me go back to the press reports and there's a picture there with the caption: Veteran peace activist Molly Rush lies in the middle of Fifth Avenue during the "die-in" protest yesterday. I was disappointed not to find a great link to share about the indefatigable Molly Rush, here's a brief one.

The culmination of the march squeezed everyone into a block in front of St. Paul's Cathedral. The horse patrol blocked that egress and the others were blocked by scores of police vehicles. It was a very cold and snowy day. With the initial speeches and the March I was darn cold buy the time we were standing in front of the cathedral. Then Molly Rush and a small group, primarily old women, lay down on the pavement to commence a die in. I didn't wait around but talking to a police officer later she said that the group lasted more than two hours motionless on the ground.

I'm not a fan of blog memes because strangely I can never think of anything to say and am not good at making lists. Daisy of Daisy's Dead Air tagged me with two memes. The first is: five things you regret and five you don't. I'm bad with lists and so will have to pair it down:

I regret my long love affair with tobacco.

I don't regret the cats and my lovely dog, Sheila, sharing their lives with me.

I would probably have ignored the tagging thing, except the other meme was something that I discovered I could do fairly easily. Lady Banana tagged Daisy. Here's the deal:
Rule #1
Copy all the links below and replace a single link under the appropriate alphabet. If your domain name, or even the title of your blog, starts with an ” A,” you’d replace the link under that alphabet and put the replaced link at the bottom. Also, don’t forget to credit the tagger, or where you got the list from, at the end of the list with a full URL of the post so that a pingback gets generated.

A. A Glimpse of the World
B. Bazungu Bucks
C. Composing
D. Dani Rodrik's weblog
E. Eschaton
F. find the time to rhyme
G. Gukira
H. Hats For Health
I. Insight Kenya
J. Jack Saturday
K. Koranteng's Toli
L. Learning Is Change
M. Mentalacrobatics
N. No Longer At Ease
O. Open Office.org Training Tips, and Ideas
P. Paper Forest
Q. 3Quarks Daily
R. Rootless Cosmopolitan
S. Steve Ntwiga Mugiri
T. Transition Culture
U. Uganda's Scarlett Lion
V. Vietnamese God
W. White African
X. Xylophone Building
Y. YouTube
Z. Zone5

Replaced link: Blogging With Cents
Previous tagger: Daisy's Dead Air

Rule #2You now have to “tag” at least five people and encourage them to participate so that this thing spreads like a virus. Remember, though, that not everyone’s into these kinds of things, so don’t be upset if they don’t participate. Just simply replace your tag. Remember to tag blogs only and no pornographic ones as we do want to keep the integrity as a blogging community.

I'm tagging:

Oh heavens! This is the another reason I hate blog memes. I'm not tagging, but I hope anyone who would like to will play the Alphabet Game. It's interesting to see the lists and learn some new blogs.

There's a #3 Rule too, something about asking a question, but you'll have to go visit Lady Banana if you're interested.


Ntwiga said...


I will do this in a bit: it seems simple enough to do.

In light of all that has been going on in our country after our elections this last Christmas and the subsequent degeneration of the structure of society, I am still struggling, as I am sure a lot of other Kenyans are, with whether I want to keep blogging or not and what form that blogging should take.

Pray for Kenya.

John Powers said...

Hello Steve, I left a comment at your blog, but Bazungu Bucks is blacklisted everywhere :-( Not sure but some spam activity must have gone on, and I don't know how to get to the bottom of that.

I hate blog tag and didn't really mean to tag you. I just went along with the alphabet tag because it was easy going down my Bloglines list.

You blog posts are always a reminder that we can create something good. I understand your struggle about blogging right now. But you should know that your keen eyes and ears for good are something we all treasure.

My heart and prayers go out to you and Kenyans everywhere.

Steve said...


Don't let guilt get to you: my issues are not with blog tag, in fact, if you check, I have been guilt of it in the past and I think that you are one of the people I tagged at one point.

It just seems so pointless, literally fiddling while Rome burns.