Comments: His writing is instantly engaging, succinct, easy to read, and never lacking in poignancy or humour, while always demonstrating an attitude of humble respect worthy of the subject matter. Always tasteful and always interesting.
Well-crafted writing, honesty, compassion, openness, clarity of vision, a balanced outlook incorporating self-aware criticism and acknowledgement: Neenaw expresses not mere polemic, but the moral, spiritual, and psychological difficulties which must arise from trying to behave in a principled way when principles conflict.
Not only is he a good writer, as a writer, he lets us into as many dimensions of his own life as he can without betraying anyone's trust. He is trustworthy, as well as mature: and that trustworthiness, married to his many skills, seems to me to be rare in the blogosphere.
I hasten to add I do not know him in person or through any other medium than his blog; this is a true vote.
I think Mark should win the award because he tells it as it is for the ambulance service. He is the voice of us Emergency Dispatchers. He tells of our frustrations, our highs and lows and he attempts to educate the public on how to use the emergency services.