Actually, in a much smaller way, the Daily Scrawl is celebrating a small anniversary of its own: our three month anniversary. But we didn't have a big party in not-Hoboken. Instead we tallied the numbers from all the Scrawls from Day 1 (now, that's some party!). From our inception, we have featured 669 posts by 394 different writers. About 20% of the posters are first time or relatively new members. Thank you all for your contributions and support.
Caruso Wegie: BATZ! - 200 Another Anniversary. The 200th BATZ post on OS by this wild and crazy graphic artist, cartoonist, political commentator and more.
Ric Tresa: My Wrecking Yard Life... A day in the life of this most generous of OSers and most talented of graphic designers. One day out of ten years of chronic pain. Moving and without a trace of self-pity.
like~water: Fishing Lures, Peace Symbols and One Bronze Star "A riveting true story of a survivor of the Tet Offensive in 1968." Y Heron
onecorgilover: The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want "This is a post that will nourish your heart and soul." psychomama
Elena Kelly: Learning How to Carry On "The finish line is a place that transexuals call "stealth." In stealth, no one knows you are a transexual, and everyone only knows you as the person you truly are." Honest, touching, at times heart-rending, but the voice is ultimately strong and determined. Bravura writing.
Diotima: Cry Wolf in Hieroglyphs "Oh, you're such a liar, Billy!" (Axel Foley to Detective Rosewood - Beverly Hills Cop) But you're a damned good writer. Enjoy.
Mrs. Michaels: Trouble on the move Hard-boiled, sexy, masterful. The writing, that is. Also, apparently, the author's men. Suspenseful till the very end. Excellent.
Hoop Junior: Far From The Madding College Letter of Recommendation Perhaps for ASU students who can spell "A Mountain" (hey, don't blame me -- ask Diotima). " One of my favorites." Steve Blevins
Natalie B: Suck It Up, Shirley Scary post about a frightening phenomenon: Australian Biker Gangs aka "Bikies."
alexzola: loser life in the loser lane "I love the way he writes - I hear Tony Soprano's voice reading the words. Perfectly timed release of new information and introduction of new characters to the story." Apache Savage
By two of our finest.
Jeremiah Horrigan: I wrote the news today, oh boy.... "Magnificent writing. Magnificent journalism. Reading it makes one understand journalism is a profession. What an antidote to sniping, carping, opinionated pieces by soi disant "political journalists" and "columnists." Caveat Canem Croceum
Padraig Colman: Tamil Separatism in Sri Lanka, Part 3 I do not know if the author is a professional journalist or a "citizen journalist." His reportage from Sri Lanka represents the heights of either calling.
Revealing the hidden personas of some OSers you thought you knew -- and the range of their creativity.
Sheldon the Wonderhorse: Tramps Like Us " Sheldon the wonderhouse touched on a subject that is pretty rare here in Guyville---going to a concert alone. And a Springsteen concert no less." Chicago Guy Agree wholeheartedly. The Boss rates an automatic PP in Not Hoboken, anyway.
Tom Cordle: Homeless isn't what it use to be Tom plays the blues. Beautifully.
Tom Cordle: I Show Verbal Mine - Virtual Nudity And now he really gets down and dirty. Not for the faint of heart.
Lea Lane: I'm Not Who You Think I Am Another revelation. Some of us were right all along: Lea Lane does not exist. Find out who she really is.
Great takes on a fifteen minutes of fame phenomenon.
PoetTESS: Dear President Obama, Our Tea Bag Party "Tea Party Done Right" Mrs. Michaels
Harry Homeless: The TRUE Tea Party The tranquil and timeless Japanese Tea Ceremony is lovingly described and contrasted with the current cacophony. A gem. Beautiful pictures.
Caveat Canem Croceum: Liveblogging the Boston Tea Party - 4/15/1773 "Hilarious history, real and fractured, if today's Republicans had been at it then. Wonderful local color and period prints." Smithbarney
Leonde Delmare: The Icing on the Lake Glorious Maine. Gorgeous photographs and prose.
Donald Gardner Stacy: Sightseeing in Xi Shuang Bana, China Splendid China. Beautifully written photo essay. The pictures are a dream.
Michael Bryson: Sonnets from Nowhere True, he clogged up the feed yesterday. But for this one sonnet, all is forgiven -- if he promises to give us more.
Redstocking Grandma: Tragic Manic Magic Mystery Tour "An achingly honest testimony." Psychomama
nanatehay: OS Voices (UPDATED) " He has recorded over 44 members' voices by having them call and leave a message. So, go listen or join in and call!" MiddleAgedWomanBlogging
Duaneart: All we need is a kind voice to say "I get it." "Another one that should be in the list." resistanceisfruitful
ApacheSavage: Roadkill "Don't let the subject matter turn you off; it's a warm and funny read." Lisa Kern
lifehalflived: Seven Years From Her Virginity "I was doing God's will so why was I so miserable? " nominated by BuffyW
Cindy Ross: Ross Report #3 - 22 under-read and underrated posts for you! Third in a series, with Ms. Ross' pithy comments and lapidary prose.
Thanks to Caveat Canem Croceum for code for the Sparklies.