A couple of days ago, I posted a diary suggesting two worthy Kossacks for subscriptions. I am happy to report that these two members are now subscribers. Given that I didn't spend a dime of my money, I can't take credit for that. The generous individual(s) who played Secret Santa deserves that (those) accolade(s).
Nevertheless, have shamelessly touted my suggestions, and having seen them answered with kindness, I am willing to go to the well once more. So, below the fold, please see three new Kossack suggestions deserving of consideration. One of these comes from me, another two come from one of the recipients of largesse.
Once again, I am profiling the deserving Kossacks in alphabetical order:
Every Wednesday at noon, the Readers and Book Lovers republishes the anchor diary from the group Indigo Kalliope, which is nearly always first published on Monday nights. IK celebrates poetry, especially of a poliltical bent. One of the main supporters of this group is asterkitty, a DK member since September of 2008. She writes wonderful and personal poetry (check out the latest edition of IK to see what I'm talking about). On top of that, asterkitty is very supportive of other IK members, encouraging them to write poetry and get involved.
The Book Bear publishes a weekly series for the Readers and Book Lovers group entitled Young People's Pavilion. It doesn't get a lot of eyes, which is a shame. Because The Book Bear is both intelligent and articulate. Beyond Young People's Pavilion, The Book Bear has published recent diaries on the origin of AIDS, whether smoking is a civil right, and Facebook privacy violations. The Book Bear became a DK member in October of 2009.
quarkstomper published a series for Readers and Book Lovers on Sundays, centered around science fiction. His diaries in this series average over 100 readers. After having spent several weeks concentrating on The Lords of Light, he has recently moved on to The Space Chantey, and will be highlighting The Demolished Man this weekend. quarkstomper has been a member since November of 2008, and is also active at Street Prophets.
Once again, I have not contacted any of these Kossacks to ask for permission to "nominate" them for subscriptions. And I will again emphasize that I neither want nor need one for myself. Frankly, were I to get one, I would feel obligated to "pay it forward", and I can't afford to do that right now. There are many worthy causes, and mine right now, with my limited resources, is NFTT. Take a look at this diary from earlier today, in which a soldier writes about what it is like to be in a war zone, and how packages from home make a real difference. If you can, after reading the diary, make a donation to NFTT. One anonymous donor today is matching donations up to $500.