Versatile Blogger Award



Much thanks to Megan Elizabeth for nominating for this award.  It is always an honor and very humbling to be nominated, particularly for this award.

The philosophy behind the award:

“When you consider nominating a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, consider the quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page. Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them. Honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then!”

Here’s the rules:

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  • Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

7 Things about me:

  1. I am cold.  I am always cold.  I never took the thermal blanket off my bed, all summer long.
  2. I was born with jet black hair, and now I’m a blond — by choice! (Total vanity, I admit)
  3. I love to read poetry and I love bloggers who write poetry, but I do not write any poetry  myself
  4. My very favorite place to visit is the French Quarter in New Orleans.  I love the sights, the smells and the tastes of the neighborhoods.  I find it stimulating and exhilarating
  5. My late husband once said that I had more dichotomies within me than any other human being he ever met.  It was actually a compliment!
  6. I love music, most kinds of music.  I love classic rock, blues & jazz, zydeco, ballet & opera, classical, new age, pop, and thanks to my 9 grand children, hip hop (sometimes)
  7. Even though I did not become a feminist until the 1970’s, as a child I was very aware of the injustice and hypocrisy in the world, and I loathed it.  Always.  Still do.

My 15 nominations for wonderful, Versatile Bloggers I cannot get enough of:

  1. Dr. Rex
  2. Hunt for Truth
  3. Petrel 41
  4. Petchary
  5. Inavukic
  6. Crowing Crone Joss
  7. SeaAngel4444
  8. Ivonprefontaine
  9. Xena
  10. Aquileana
  11. Modern Philosopher
  12. Jane Thorne
  13. D. Parker
  14. Rajagopal
  15. Michelinewalker
  16. Hit & Run
  17. Dani Lynn
  18. Risinghawk
  19. The Fifth Column

There are so many WONDERFUL Bloggers in my WordPress Family, and I wish I could give you ALL an award today because you are bright and funny and talented and dedicated and supportive and loyal and passionate.  Perhaps someday…



Infidelity On Television Is Quite An Affair

Chocolate Vent

Matters of the heart have long been fodder for TV plots, from soap operas to dramas to reality fare. But a new spate of shows is blatantly tackling the touchy topic of cheating.

And like the Facebook status says: It’s complicated.

Grace is cheating on Neil and so Neil cheats on Grace — but they love each other — in USA’s new drama Satisfaction. On FX’s Married, a hapless Russ is comically struggling with his sex life with wife Lina. (Both shows air Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT) And now Showtime is prepping an intense drama set to debut in October called The Affair.

“A generation ago, you never talked about having an affair. Then Oprah got us all talking about these things. And now that we’re all talking, the next step is we’re living things out more and less afraid — and TV’s catching up,” says…

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