Karen nominated me for an excellent award which is always special to
me that my friends here in our blogging community still find something
good to say about my writing! I was honored to be among her short list of
fellow bloggers she chose to consider for this nomination.
The Most Influential Blogger Award nomination was given to me by a
really, truly author, Karen. I respect her writing very much, along with
anticipating eagerly, when she comments on my post.
Karen’s recent post about her son, Preston, is titled, “Green Balloons.”
That, along with some lovely posts can be found at:
I am going to not follow the rules and feature someone who graduated from
Ohio Wesleyan University, here in Delaware, Ohio. Morgan got her B. S.
Liberal Arts degree, while specializing in the area of “Non-Fiction.”
I have written about Morgan Treni, a young 23 year old, who came from
New Jersey, has musical roots that come from her father’s being a jazz
composer. She has the deep, throaty voice of an older woman, can really
belt out tunes, too. I have mentioned that she was on Kickstarter, where
she had people contribute money to her getting her first CD produced.
She has been featured in my posts, including one that mentions she
became friends with my youngest daughter, due to her literally running
on the sidewalks of Delaware, Ohio at the same time my daughter was.
I would have loved to have been her friend, she reminds me of my hippie
days, she seems like an “old soul.”
Anyway, on the front page of the Delaware Gazette, Morgan Treni was
given a space, with her lovely face smiling out at the readers, an interview
that included her background and her future entertainment dates. I missed
her Solar Stage appearance during the Columbus Com Fest, but last year,
did get to see her on the Jazz Stage.
By being a writer, one who has written short essays and observations, she
naturally was able to write all of her own songs. She does not reveal her
father’s name, just in passing, music was in her home at all times while
she was raised. She includes on her CD, songs about home, her mother
and a song titled, “Delaware,” too.
In Morgan’s own words, she describes her musical style as,
“More of a folksy-pop with a jazz influence.”
Her album is naturally called, The Dreamer and Other Essays.” There
are all kinds of orchestral contributions, on the album, with cellists
and piano playing. I like to call her Cole Porter meets feminism!
If you have followed her on wordpress, she had posts about her
travels and adventures of singing in what she calls, ‘beer halls!’
It was one I featured on my blog last Summer called,
But the main reason I wished to tell you about Morgan is, that
I am impressed with her fortitude, her attack on life, her ambition
along with her sensitive and calm nature. She has achieved much,
in such a young life! Her CD and her musical blog can be found at:
Next two local performances for Morgan are set for July 27th at the
Brothers Drake Meadery, in Columbus at 7 p.m. and this will be an
amazing PARTY with song and celebrations for her CD’s release! I
posted a winter story about her Pre-Release party, attended by the
press and two very fine musicians.
The other one will be on August 1oth, in Delaware, Ohio. This will
be held on the lawn behind the Firehouse, at the Bicentennial Park
Gazebo. If you are in the area, please let me know so we can put our
blankets or lawn chairs beside each other!
If Morgan doesn’t deserve to receive a nomination for writing and
being one of my most major influential persons, I cannot imagine
who else could be on the top of my list!
Thank you, Karen for your gift of selecting me on your list!
Thank you, Morgan, for making sure we all don’t just give up.
Best of luck to you, Morgan on the sales of your CD. Thanks for
showing us how to go for our dreams!
The choices of new people, that I have not given award nominations
to, is due to when I got some of my first times this happened to me,
also, due to the variety of ages that I read, places they are from, I
know that it helps expand all of our horizons, to ‘discover’ other
fellow bloggers. Here are some other people who are in my Reader,
who have talent and show beauty in their writing ability:
1. A college student in England brings up some universal concerns
and can be found at:
2. Lois, who may be familiar to you, but I have not featured before.
She is from the western part of England:
3. Someone else who is contemplating life as a happily
4. Hannah, is a college student. She is special already, due to the
fact I loved that she used her creative and artistic side, to sew a
vintage style funky flower apron! “Right on!”
5. He has plenty of recipes, but it is the fact he includes
history and stories with his posts that makes this man, an
6. Inspirational, with roots from Texas and living in Idaho…
7. You’re going to know this woman is a ‘straight shooter!’
8. You may have already discovered the diverse posts of the
man who writes this blog. I enjoy the international connections!
9. Beth is a free thinker, admires art, creativity and encompasses
many of the same directions my posts tend to go:
10. I have enjoyed reading and trying these unusual recipes-
the author is the Mouse, his female taster is the Cat:
You may think that I would be adding a photo or clip art of the
nice award, but I have done this in the past, with other posts
and now, have lately just sent you off to research the giver of
the award nomination and stating that Karen, she followed
the rules and these can be found on her blog! Please forgive
my applying the rules, in my own way. I feel presenting new
writings for you to explore may be the balance and positive
result found in this post!