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Hugs and blessings,

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

OneSingle Impression (WW) with Awards


The prompt for Week 7 is

first 'black' regiment's
his'try shared within this film

story based upon
letters of one Robert Shaw,
Colonel ... Civil War

documents the actual
events at this link

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Finally ... I'm
sharing AWARDS with gratitude!

for sharing this special 'new' award
with me and others recently.
I shared it last Sunday with the following bloggers
at Sacred Ruminations:

Andrée at meeyauw's Barton Daily Photo
Joyce at Mom's Musings
at Diamonds in the Sky and Lucy Creates
Karen at Journey to Authenticity
Mama Zen at The Zen of Motherhood
of Gratitude Journal
Mother of Invention at Spilling Out!
MPJ at A Room of Mama's Own
Sandy Carlson at Writing in Faith
at Smile, Play, Dream
Yolanda at Perfectly Imperfect

and today I'd like to
pass it along to
all 'virtual' friends listed on my
recently updated Blogroll!

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Phyl also shared this new link-love award

with me (and others) recently

I'm sharing it with
all who visit here regularly
and to anyone who leaves me a comment today!

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In case you missed them
I also shared awards in these two recent posts:
Fun Monday/Meme Monday & Awards
T-13 Modified Meme & Awards

(For other posts with awards, click on the 'award' label
here at Small Reflections and also at
Sacred Ruminations)

You might find something
I left for YOU!

Thought for Today
"Anyone who believe you can't change history has never tried to write his memoirs." David Ben Gurion


Phyl said...

ok...first things first...how in the world do u keep track of both blogs? ur amazing. i have 3 blogs, but they are totally different from each other. i always love your posts...u do come up with amazing stuff. thanx for sharing all the love.

Barb said...

Such clever Haiku, Storyteller! Congratualtions on your award. I don't think I've told you, but I love your Avatar!

maryt/theteach said...

Storyteller, I almost picked the Glory movie for my One Single Impression. It was a wonderful movie . And your post about it is great! I will pick up the award for making a comment if it's okay...

Utah Mommy said...

Interesting post! I love all the photos here and reading you entry. Happy WW!
Big Moment Of My Life
Under The Table

Hootin Anni said...

I love that movie...haven't watched it in years...we even have it on VHS still. I think Broderick did an excellent job as Shaw too.

Thanks for stopping by! And thanks for the comments on my art work. And, I'm grabbing that wonderful award - will add it to my blog with a link to you of course, tomorrow I hope.

Karen said...

Lovely images and kus! And thanks for the awards--I think I missed one earlier--I've been ill and now I'm trying to get ready for visitors (wait a minute, get ill, have visitors, happens a lot, connection?!)--I'm going to post them on my blog and soon as I finish this!

Hugs, Karen

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Very cool!!

Raven said...

That was a great move... nice poster too.

Anonymous said...

.dear sir/ma'm,
..my hands r already full handling the biggest brag's award!luckily,
ur's ain't too heavy!Nice post u got here!

Anonymous said...

ur name 'storyteller" does not at all indicate u could be a priest or a preacher,the sense i get later going round ur blog .my comment has nothing whatsoever to do with any religion,i have the same reverence for all of them.

the comment is totally restricted to and focuses solely upon ur haiku as under-
"story based upon
letters of one Robert Shaw,
Colonel ... Civil War"
..nedless to say if u r a priest,ur blessings work equally for me!
kind regards..z.g.

Tumblewords: said...

Well done - this is a fine reminder post that history comes round again!

Susan Demeter said...

Terrific entry! Happy WW and thank you so much for stopping by :)

storyteller said...

Phyl – You’re quite welcome. As for your question … after a few months of blogging, I found it very challenging to post of both blogs daily, so I made a conscious decision to cut back. I post here at Small Reflections on a daily basis … and at Sacred Ruminations about 3-4 times per week. I try to maintain a fairly regular schedule there that includes Haiku on Fridays, Sacred Life Sunday, and then one more time weekly for One Single Impression … though I did try to do Monday Motivators and Wellness Wednesdays for a while. Having daily ‘memes’ helps … though sometimes I just want to write whatever … and I do ;--)

WillThink4Wine – Thanks (on both counts) and I hope you took a copy of the linky-love award to enjoy and share with others. I ‘adopted’ the avatar early in January and haven’t found anything I like better to replace it with so I guess I’ll keep it a while longer until I do.

the teach – I wondered if anyone else would … but it was my 1st thought so just I went with it. I noticed you went with ‘historical’ haiku as well. Guess it’s the ‘teacher’ coming out in each of us, eh?

Utah Mommy – Thanks for your visit and comment. I appreciate you leaving the links and I’ll check them out soon.

Hootin’ Anni – I’ve not watched the film recently, but I have seen it several times and thought it was a story worth the telling in an excellent movie.

Karen – You’re welcome of course … and you’re welcome. I’m sorry to learn you’ve been ill and hope you recover quickly. Now that you point it out … you DO tend to get sick when people come to visit … so maybe it’s ‘stress’ related because you try to do too much???

MamaGeek – Thanks!

Raven – I found the poster on the Web … and hopefully it was okay to use it here.

Zoya – FYI (to avoid future confusion), I’m female … a happily retired teacher (not a priest or preacher at all_ … just someone who enjoys ‘stories’ and who wished to remain semi-anonymous in this ‘virtual’ world. I’ve been blogging for not quite 6 months now … learning as I go.

Tumblewords – Yez … and reading your comment reminds me of a quote (though I’ve forgotten the source at the moment) that says something like ‘the only thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history’ …

Sue – Visiting your ‘Urban Zoo’ is always my pleasure. I appreciate your kind words, your return visit, and hope you no longer feel like screaming.

Thanks to all of you for stopping by my blog and commenting on my OSI post. I hope you’re all having a wonderful Wednesday.
Hugs and blessings,

Joyce said...

Isn't Phyl's "I linky-love you" badge ADORABLE? THANK YOU for passing it on. :)

Things have been too busy over here in my neck of the woods. I feel that I haven't had enough time to write or visit my online friends.

Hope you are having a good day. :)

Mike Golch said...

Storyteller,I always like comming to visit.I feel blessed that I have you as a friend and neighbor.Blessing your way.You Rock.(as the younger generation says)

storyteller said...

Joyce – Yes … Phyl has lots of nifty things on her blog and I’m glad you decided to visit her. I understand ‘busy’ … it happens to all of us. Relax … and things WILL calm down eventually. It’ll all be here when you’ve got time on your hands again ;--)

Mike – I’m happy to know you still enjoy my blogs now that you’ve made so many friends in this ‘virtual’ world. I appreciate your compliments and comments whenever you stop by. You might remember how I assured you it would all come together quickly once you started ‘playing’ with things. I’ve been meaning to compliment you on how you figured out how to make the links in your Blogroll ‘clickable’ and you’ve learned more things I don’t even know how to do yet! Good for you ;--)

Thanks to both of you for visiting my OSI/WW post and I hope you ‘snagged’ awards to enjoy and share!
Hugs and blessings,

SandyCarlson said...

I love this reflection on Glory. I hadn't thought of the movie when we we putting the post together. Thanks for highlighting this great movie, and thanks for the award!

storyteller said...

SandyCarlson – Thanks and you’re welcome for the award. Feel free to pass it along to others.

As for this film … it was my 1st response when I read the prompt and assumed others might do it as well … but when I couldn’t let the thought go, I decided to roll with it. I’m glad I did because the only other person who seemed to consider it was Mary, the teach at Work of the Poet.

Hugs and blessings,

Tina Coruth said...


The Glory movie was excellent. I saw it years ago. The graphic you posted is fabulous!

Thank you for the award for being on your blogroll! I am honored and pleased to be on your blogroll! :-)


storyteller said...

Tina – I'm sorry to be late in responding here. I almost missed this comment, but am happy to find it this morning.

I’m delighted to add you to my Blogroll and am glad I finally got it updated recently. Because I rely on Google Reader (and Mr. Linkys for Daily Memes) I don’t use my own ‘Blogroll’ for much … so it’s easy to lose track of who’s on it and who isn’t. This week I changed a few of my Meme Blogrolls to Expandable ones thereby shortening the information in my sidebar and making room for more quotes and graphics ;--)

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for all your comments.
Hugs and blessings,

NicciN said...

Thanks for the award. you are so generous. I appreciate it.

storyteller said...

Yertle – You’re most welcome always. Thanks for visiting my OSI post for the prompt, Glory.
Hugs and blessings,

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Thank you, my dear. And sorry for having been away so long! I'll be caught up soon. :)

storyteller said...

MPJ – I’ve enjoyed finding your comments scattered hither & yon on both of my blogs this morning and envision myself doing something similar on your blog … just as soon as I clear a block of time to do so. As I type this, I’m wondering if you check the little box to receive follow-up comments … and if you don’t, I suppose I could be creating email responses instead because I do have your email address. Habits can be hard to break. Have you checked out One Single Impression? I know you enjoy Haiku … and the bloggers I’ve met through OSI write lovely pieces. Of course, visiting everyone makes my blogging life busier all the time … so I guess it’s a Catch-22 ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

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