“In this world, there is no place . . .

April 29, 2013 at 10:46 am (By Amba)

. . . for the blog.”



  1. Icepick said,


  2. amba12 said,

    Only the in crowd cares. God forbid they be caught dead doing something obsolete.

  3. Icepick said,

    How “in” are writers for political commentary rags?

  4. amba12 said,

    How in do they THINK they are?

  5. Icepick said,

    LOL, I guess that is the pertinent question!

  6. LouiseM said,

    The opportunity for virtually uncontrolled freedom of thought and expression is still possible through blogs. If they weren’t powerful tools, prominent countries would’t give a fig about controlling internet access.

  7. Icepick said,

    Yeah, but blogging IS just soooooo 2003.

  8. karen said,

    I’ve always been a late bloomer:0).

    Also, because of this blog- i know people all over the country.
    And i love them.. you.

    Like- Ron?
    I have been contemplating your email to me all week and i have no good answer, no words for reply that can convey how helpless i feel in not being able to help you out. I guess i just have to keep cheering you on from the sidelines and whispering prayers for your continued strength of character to shine through.

  9. chickelit said,

    The blog archipelago. Many people still have and build them. Facebook is totalitarian, and so is Twitter to a lesser than 140 character extent.

  10. amba12 said,

    Like Irish island monasteries in the Dark Ages. Call it Lindisfarne.

  11. karen said,

    Amba, how do you know all the things you know?

    And not simply the place, but the concept and connection… connception?

  12. LouiseM said,

    Call it Lindisfarne.

    This is why I like blogs. Books will continue to hold a special place in my heart, but they don’t provide the quick link to something unexpected and more that is possible in a blog. I knew nothing of Lindisfarne when I made my pilgrimage over to Ambiance this morning, and tonight I return with a picture, a poem, and a new awareness of a place and a “connception”! .

    A causeway connects the island to the mainland of Northumberland and is flooded twice a day by tides – something well described by Sir Walter Scott:

    For with the flow and ebb, its style
    Varies from continent to isle;
    Dry shod o’er sands, twice every day,
    The pilgrims to the shrine find way;
    Twice every day the waves efface
    Of staves and sandalled feet the trace.

  13. chickelit said,

    I thought of Lindisfarne the English Folk band from the 60s and 70s. Now I see that she meant an offshore island complete with a low tide causeway which is cool. I knew of two others: Mont St. Michel (Fr) and St. Michael’s Mount off Cornwall. How many others are there?

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