I tend to be late in responding to awards, but respond I do. Back in July 2017, the thoughtful professor, writer, and novelist, Charles French, nominated me for the Unique Blogger Award. Thank you, sir. Please forgive the lengthy time lapse.
Since that time, a lot of wonderful things have happened to Charles French. Like this: He published a book series, with two novels out already – Maledicus and Gallows Hill. Congratulations!
- Share the link to the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
- Answer the questions.
- In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 15 people and notify them.
- Ask them three questions.
Instead of nominating others and asking them three questions, I invite you all to join me in answering the questions below. My own answers are in blue and bolded.
- What is one goal you hope to achieve with your blog? I hope to be able to get into the regular routine of writing. So much so that if I don’t write every day, I think I’ll need to eat more fiber.
- If you could travel anywhere, with money as no issue, where would you go? Although I would have reservations (of the mental kind), I wouldn’t mind traveling to the moon and be moved speechless by the endless view of stars. That would certainly fill up my ole bucket (travel) list.
- If you could have a conversation with a character from a work of fiction, who would it be? What would you like to talk about? I would choose Alexis Zorba from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis. I would talk about how to enjoy life at the fullest.
Grateful for my friends,
Grateful for my family,
And other blessings.
Just one day
Is not enough to say,
Thank you for keeping danger at bay
From lands so far away.
Always grateful . . .
To all the war veterans
Home base: Geneva
Special thanks to sis,
Excellent planning the trip,
Great sights and delights!
Last days approaching quickly,
Relishing count down.
To Morges and Nyon,
Wine tasting, music, and more,
Photos say it all . . .
Wine tasting event in Morges with Nobel Prize Winner (in Chemistry) Jacques Dubochet and his wife, Christine:
Château de Morges and other museums with special exhibits (adventure and fantasy movies and bonsai trees):
Audrey Hepburn’s Swiss place, monument, and burial ground:
Nyon Fall festival:
Basilique Musée romain:
Château Musée historique:
Musée du Léman & Aquarium:
Switzerland travel series:
Spellbound in Switzerland
Winterthur Wonder in Switzerland
Sights of St. Gallen and Zurich
On the Loose in Lucerne
Above Cloud 9 on Mt. Rigi, Switzerland
More than 7th Heaven: Mt. Titlis, Switzerland
Geneva on My Mind
Lingering Memories of Lausanne
Patriotic at heart.
In memory of the fallen.
Seek joy from within
Whisper words of gratitude,
Break open a smile.
Widen to a laugh
Butterfly effect inside,
Quickly taking wing.
Burst of hope erupts
Feel the tingle of lightness,
Weight of despair gone.
“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
“With courage and character, American soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice.”
“Being a soldier, fighting for this country, is neither Republican nor Democrat.”
He’s thankful for his 20/20 vision.
Belated thanks to serendipitous writer, Ellie the Old Soul, Diego, and fitness9555 for nominating me for the Liebster Award. Since I had already been nominated before and gone through the process, I am doing something different here.
In keeping with the summer theme, I give to the four wonderful bloggers who nominated me a symbolic lobster meal. Feast away and enjoy the rest of the summer.
Thank you all again!