I received an award

I’m always a little embarrassed and uncomfortable when someone says something nice about me or something I did. This is no exception and for more than the usual reason. The number one reason was that Mark made his post on Friday and I didn’t notice until this morning.


Mark gave me a “Superior Scribbler Award”:



He had this to say about me:



Joe Huffman, who blogs The View From North Central Idaho, as well as trenchant observations of the political scene from the perspective of a well-trained and -experienced gunny. Joe always seems to have the bons mots for the moment, whereas I generally have the esprit d’escalier.


Additional reasons number two and three were that I had to look up two phrases to figure out exactly what he was saying.


As per the rules of the award I have to post the rules:



  • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
  • Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
  • Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

The five most-deserving Bloggy Friends deserve some thought.


In terms of “Superior Scribblers” I would have given the award to each of my three children had they actually put their best writing works on blogs. From the time they were old enough to write essay’s and papers I have been super impressed with the quality of their work. But only Xenia has a blog and it’s more social than representative of her writing. Here is something from James and Xenia. I also have stuff from Kim that would definitely qualify but none of it is on the web (hint, hint).


They must have inherited this from their mother. I always had an extremely tough time writing until I was in my early twenties. It was just extremely painful and difficult for me to think of anything worth putting into words.


Barb on the other hand wrote lots of stories and got excellent grades on her writings all through school. And then there was the book she wrote but never bothered to try and get published. She said, “It was just for practice.” Here are some samples of her work:



  • Can’t Say Goodbye Again. Very short romance. Written for a contest in the Writer’s Edge Ezine (defunct web site).
  • The Medicine Cabinet. This is what I call one of her “Anti-Romance” stories. Others have compared it to Hitchcock because of the suspense, story twists, and surprises. Very good stuff.
  • The Rose. Another “Anti-Romance” story. Definitely Hitchcock like.

She would definitely get an award–if she had a blog and put her best work on it.


Enough with the potential nepotism.


In line with having to look up words, as I did with Mark’s work, to understand the post I have to give an award to Roberta X for The Adventures of Roberta X. She writes with a vocabulary a little bit above my comfort level at times but she puts interesting twists on things.


In terms of “interesting twists” (extreme snark is a better description) Tamara K with view from the porch also gets an award.


Alan Korwin and his blog Page Nine gets an award for inspiring a lot of my alternate ways of viewing things in the world of gun politics. And that doesn’t even count all the books he has written.


I don’t know who it is but the VPC Blog has to get an award. Wow! Just Wow! He or she really does a number with the satire.


Yeah, I know, that’s only four. But with all the recognition to my family members can’t each of those count as 1/4 of an award each?