Sunshine Award


Many thanks to for nominating me for the Sunshine Award! This is my first award, so I really appreciate being nominated. Thank you, Mr Anonymous Misanthrope, whoever you may, in reality, actually be! I look forward to reading more of your blog, having enjoyed what I have read in recent weeks.

Here are the rules:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your Blog.
  • Link to the person who nominated you.
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 Bloggers.
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their Blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.


Ten questions about me (constituting a virtual 3rd degree):

Favorite color: Every shade of blue
Favorite animal: Felis catus
Favorite number: 22
Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Freshly squeezed orange juice/iced tea.
Favorite alcoholic drink: Long Island Iced Tea.
Favorite types of music: Anything with guitar-playing in it, from swampy blues through to high-speed neoclassical metal back to acoustic balladeering.
My passion(s): Nature, the human mind and Spirit, works of mystery and imagination, loved ones.
Prefer getting or giving presents: Depends on the present in question 😉
Favorite cities: New York, Amsterdam, Cairo
Favorite TV show: I don’t watch TV, I can’t sit still long enough.


Here are my 10 nominees, in no particular order of preference: Chester’s tagline to his blog says it all: Poetry and Poems. Straightforward and to the point, exactly what I like in a poet/poetry. I really enjoy how down-to-earth and calming many of the posts (poems/photos etc) on this blog are. In fact, I have even reminisced with Elizabeth, on occasion, about our respective marble and rock collections! A daily must. Shrinks posts as many as three poems a day. She barely reins them in, she tells me. She sings too, I have now found out! Multi-talented, much? Mostly, I’m left either jealous or speechless. Or worse, both… This blog and El Santo are a very new find for me. But I have enjoyed and been intrigued by everything I have read on this blog so far. Looking forward to reading more. The Procrastitorian is a writer/poet who possesses a superbly quirky way with words. I can never read one of this blog’s poems or stories without being caught off-guard or mentally wrong-footed somehow. Ionia is a powerhouse blogger and brings sunshine to my daily blogging experience. Hence a very worthy nominee for the sunshine award. Always an interesting read, from book reviews and personal rants through to poetry and author interviews. Exemplary. Always something heartfelt to be read in the poems on this blog. It’s a pleasure, as a reader, to be invited to share in what MuseWriter is most grateful for on any given day. If I have read her blog correctly Tamara is only “21 years young”. But I sense she must be an old soul, because there is a subtle wisdom in everything she writes. I definitely count myself a fan. Kristen describes herself on her About page as an “open book”. And that’s what makes her writing so compelling to read. Whether she is writing about love, loss or heartache she never hides behind her words or pulls any punches. Angie humbly describes herself as a “wannabe writer” and (like so many of us aspiring author-types) she’s finding real life is currently cramping her creative output. So I’m hoping this will send a little sunshine her way!

To finish, I’d like to (once more) thank all of these nominees for what they bring to my daily blogging experience, without them I’d quite literally be at a loss as to what to read each day. Cheers, one and all!

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Just some guy trying to figure out where the "on" switch is hid on the remote control—ah, forget it. Because, you know what, I'm also the kinda guy who always likes the book waaay more than the movie! View all posts by Lorem Ipsum

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