Thursday, August 30, 2007

The civilizing influence of women

I've long believed, like many poets, in the civilizing influence of women. Boni wrote a post urging bloggers to be nicer to each other. Angelo heeded the call, and I thought it was nice to see, so I'm going to follow suit and destroy my reputation. I've gotten to know and like all these people over the last few months, which makes life here much better. This blog is called Hypercritical Thoughts, but it doesn't always have to be that way I suppose.

Boni - You're a great mom and educator providing a briliant and much needed example to the community. Plus you're part of the small, or as I call them elite, group of people who "get" me.

Brad - You argue without getting nasty to anyone and you've always been a friend since I got here.

Harry - You share your love of diving generously to others and that's the definition of an educator.

E.J. - If it doesn't already, your beauty should draw more traffic to Angelo's blog than Amy Polombo or Katie Rees ever did.

Angelo - Your passion and energy inspire the community.

Melissa - Your compassion for animals raises the character of this entire island.

Cinta - I know every vote and every decision you make is done honestly and conscientiously.

Bruce - You take strong (and wrong) positions without being a dick about it, and you handle criticism well -- plus you're entertaining as hell, which is a virtue I find to be in very short supply.

Bree - I love your willingness to say what's on your mind -- consequences be damned.

Doc Khorram - You've set a standard of professional excellence and show we can have the best here.

Bev - I admire your optimism -- something I'm often lacking.

Jane - Yeah, there should be a hard one here. Instead of doing the type of legal work that gets you the Mansion on the Hill, you focus your efforts on the poor, a demographic typically ignored. That's incredibly noble.

Cynthia - You're not a blogger, you're much more: My wife, lover, partner, better half and best friend. I love you, baby.

I'll add links later, and a much more critical post on something to start rebuilding my in tatters reputation.


The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I have to add more, too. The fans demand it.

BoReGo said...

Wow. That was truly amazing. Thank you for the kind words. I don't know if I "get" you, but I know that you aren't a bullshitter and I highly respect that. I also find it very easy to talk to you. It helps that Cynthia is so cool too:)

Envelop Ideas said...

No wonder you are my favorite blogger (as I have told you).

Jeff said...

Boni, don't tell me I have to cut you from the elite group. I mean you get my humor, my demeanor, etc.

Envelop, thanks a lot. I'm still reeling from getting trounced by Harry in the poll.

glend558 said...

Jeff: A late night drinking wine and getting sentimental?
A tear on my cheek!

Jeff said...

Glen, don't you have a debate to get ready for, or are you ducking bruce, as it appears by your non-response? Ha Ha.

Melissa said...

Thanks, Jeff... I have a current foster puppy if you or any else is interested.

Jeff said...

Shelby would never stand for it, and she is the queen.

Saipan Writer said...

Thanks, Jeff.

One of my favorite bits:
Interviewer to Mahatma Ghandi: What do you think of western civilization?

MG: I think it would be a very good idea.

(Or something like that.)

We all live and learn. Sorry.

CNMI Blogger said...

Thank you, Jeff. I appreciate the kind words.