Sunshine Blogger Award

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Thank you to Roo Ruse at What’s Next https://roosruse.wordpress.com for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!  I have received one in the past, but it is always an honor to be recognized by fellow bloggers. Roo has a wonderful blog; please stop by and check it out.

The Rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award:

  1. Thank and link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator posed to you.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers, and notify them of their recognition.
  4. Pose 11 questions for them to answer.

My Answers:

1.) What is my favorite genre to read? Anything considered speculation fiction, including horror, fantasy, and sci-fi.

2.) What do I mostly read today? A combination of serious literature for teaching and speculative fiction–which I also teach.

3.) If one word could describe me, what would it be? That is tough, but I will go with passionate, about my wife, my family, my friends, and my work.

4.) What makes my favorite character stand out to me? That is Aragorn, who shows a combination of courage, curiosity, generosity, and weakness.

5.) If a story is difficult to understand, do I finish it? Always.

6.) What one person would I choose as a companion for one day? I would love to spend one day being able to speak with Einstein. I am not saying I would understand him, but I would enjoy the conversation.

7.) What one literary character affected me the most? Again, it would be Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings.

8.) If I could pick where I would retire, where would it be today? Near Burlington, Vermont.

9.) If I could choose one gift or talent for a lifetime, but only one, what would it be? To be able to write well.

10.) Stranded on a deserted island, what two non-electronic items do I want with me? A volume of the complete works of Shakespeare and a coffee percolator for over a campfire.

11.) What is one target accomplishment for 2016? To have my horror novel Evil Lives After published.

Here Are My Nominees:

Tadhg https://askateenageaspie.wordpress.com

Bruce https://sportsattitudes.wordpress.com

Lynette Noni http://lynettenoni.com/

Khaya Ronkainen http://www.khayaronkainen.com

Mitch Goldfarb https://mitchgoldfarbblog.wordpress.com

Tricia http://neverlessthan.com/

Eddie Two Hawks https://eddietwohawks.wordpress.com

Carolina http://yesterdayafter.com

Anna https://fargaregardsanna.wordpress.com

Laura https://todaysdose.wordpress.com

Spearfruit http://spearfruit.com/

My Questions For My Nominees:

1.) What is your most important creative skill?

2.) What season of the year do you prefer?

3.) Do you like to travel with a clear plan or make it up as you go?

4.) If you could travel to anytime in the past, where and when would it be?

5.) What do you think is the most important quality for a good leader?

6.) What is one  thing that could be done to help nurture creativity in children?

7.) What is your favorite book?

8.) If you could develop one skill that you do not currently have, what would it be?

9.) Where  would you like to visit in the world today?

10.) What is your favorite comfort food?

11.) Do you prefer  to write with a keyboard or pen?

And once again, thank you to Roo Ruse at What’s Next https://roosruse.wordpress.com

 

 

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23 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Congratulations. Your blog seems to be very popular. I just started following it and am enjoying your insights.

    Your questions to others are very thought-provoking. No “desert island” or “favorite color” questions or other superficial queries.

    The questions that stood out for me were: – most important creative skill – one thing to help nurture creativity in children – one skill you’d like to develop

    I could climb onto my soapbox when it comes to nurturing creativity in children. I worked as a pediatric nurse for over 30 years and saw a gradual change in how parents interact with their children. Nowadays, it seems everyone wants to “do for their children” instead of letting the child explore for themselves. Parents are so afraid their child will fail or that something bad will happen to their child that they are smothering them. So, I think the way to help nurture creativity in children is to set them free! Let them explore and develop their own sense of being. Let them make mistakes without criticism or butting in.

    Anyway, I enjoyed your questions and may use a couple of them as “prompts” for future articles or blog entries. I already wrote a blog entry awhile back that I need to reread. It was something about “helicopter parents” vs “motor pool parents.” (I made up the term “motor pool parents” when I wrote it.)

    Thank you for posting the thought-provoking list. Happy New Year! Sue B

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