Thanks to Carol for deeming this blog "E for Excellent." Since Carol is a teacher, that really means something! (I remember bringing home E's on my report card, way back when. Not all E's, mind you; I had a few G's for Good and S's for Satisfactory.)
This is a ten for ten award: it is only valid if bestowed on ten others. I have a kind of broken-record status when it comes to blog references, but this time I want to do something different, and salute blogs I have rarely had occasion to mention here. I'm also expected to notify the honorees, so that the honor can continue to abound. I'll do it, but I don't think too many of these bloggers know I exist.
Here we go:People of the Book (the serious Catholic booklover's blog): you are Excellent!
Courageman: you are Excellent and forthright in witnessing to the grace-full effort to live as a committed Catholic who struggles with same-sex attraction.
Lucy, you are Excellent in your French kitchen, even if your blog is a cipher in Internet Explorer.
Luis, you are Excellent in your ardent Catholic family life and in your career as a cartoonist. I hope you will soon be back at work. Congratulations on the birth of your son!
Rocco, you are an Excellent source of news and whispers for the Catholic world.
Veritas, you are an Excellent poet and visual artist: an inspiration to Blogdom.
Sr. Helena, you are Excellent in your Pauline mind and cultural insight.
Barbara, you are Excellent in your own Pauline creativity and critical sense. But you knew that.
Dawn, you are Excellent as a writer and witness to the culture. (Get well soon!)
Ironic Catholic, you are an Excellent source of laughs. Well, snickers, maybe.
There! Now you all get to post the Big E on your blogs, if you want to, and lead us to ten other equally Excellent bloggers.