Thursday, May 10, 2012


Jilda went to the awards luncheon with me today at Samford University. There was a good crowd of people there who write for radio, television, magazines, newspapers, and freelance writers of all kinds.
Many of them make a living at the craft.
I felt going in I had a shot, but if you'd told me beforehand that I would win first place for Humorous Column and first place for Feature Article (non-daily paper), I would not have believed it; but that's what happened.
I was a happy camper. The Alabama Media Professionals is part of a national media professional organization and my two entries were entered into the national event too.
This years national conference is in Scottsdale, Arizona and if I were to win an award in that competition, we're Arizona bound.

 It's been several years since we've been out west and we both have missed that part of the country.
Two of our blog friends, Bob and Shirley Miller live in Scottsdale, and we'd love to see them again. 
I won't have to announce it on here, if I were to win a national award, you'll be able to hear me shouting :)


  1. Congratulations on your first-place awards! :) That is awesome. What you said in your previous blog post is too true - indeed, no matter how much we may say we write for ourselves and for the pure enjoyment of doing so, it really is nice to receive that kind of validation. It sort of speaks to you and says, "Why, yes, your work is good enough."

    Have a great day! :)

    ~Wendy Lu

    The Red Angel Blog

  2. Congratulations- well deserved!

  3. Congrats on the awards. And good luck in Scottsdale (which is only a few miles from where I live.)

  4. Congratulations, so happy for you!

  5. Well done! You deserve it - many congratulations.


    Well deserved and well done you!!!

    Yay! Take care

  7. Anonymous8:11 AM

    Fantastic. Nothing like a little confirmation.

  8. I am not at all surprised my friend! Congratulations! That is just awesome and I'm so happy for you. Big hugs to you and Jilda!

  9. Amazing news! Congratulations for all of your hard work!

  10. Let us know if and when. We'll keep our calendar clear.

  11. Wow, Rick. Congratulations a thousand times over!! I am so happy for you and you deserve those awards.

  12. That's so great - congratulations! Such wonderful validation. I hope you get to go to Scottsdale - I was there in February and it's lovely there. Unless its summer and then it's just hot as hell. But lovely in a hellish way.

  13. Cool beans.

    Janie Lola

  14. I am flattered and humbled y'all. I am so grateful to have a bunch of blog buddies like y'all.


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