Respect Award

Clarion Alley 2012

Clarion Alley 2012


The wonderful Dr. Rex has been kind enough to nominate me for the Respect Award:


The “Respect Award” is a personal award, made by Robert Goldstein, for fellow bloggers who consistently reach out to other bloggers, offer support, are kind, struggle to understand differences in people, and who treat themselves and other people with kindness and respect.

You don’t have to do anything for this award.

You can choose to copy the Award Picture and give the award to the people who have earned your respect or you can do nothing.

This is a way of saying thank you.

You have earned my respect.


I am touched beyond words to have the respect of this wonderful, caring, thoughtful woman, whom I am privileged to call “friend”.


My own nominees for this award are:

  1. RoSy
  2. Rajogapol
  3. Crowing Crone Joss
  4. Xena
  5. Petchary
  6. Inavukic
  7. The Wine Wankers
  8. SeaAngel4444
  9. InsaneOwl
  10. Michael Lai
  11. Petrel41
  12. ValentineLogar


Grateful Blogger Award

Nicetobeme has nominated me for the Grateful Blogger Award .  I am so glad to have her in my WordPress Family and grateful to accept this award
image1To accept Grateful Blogger Award You need to follow the rules:
Thank the person who nominated you, including link to their blog. List at least 5 things that you are thankful for. Nominateat least 5 bloggers who you are thankful for – check they are willing to accept this award. Optional: Display the Grateful Blogger Award badge in your award acceptance post
What I am grateful for:
1. I am grateful for that WordPress provides a place for us to write
2. I am grateful for the my WordPress family, because each and every one of you mean a great deal to me.
3. I am grateful for the opportunity to maybe change someone’s life with my words, because if you change a life you change the world
4. I am grateful that I now live in the South of the US and that winter weather is much easier to survive.
5. I am grateful for all the wonderful things I have learned from my WordPress Family and for all their work.
For the Grateful Blogger Award I nominate:


  1. Moorbey
  2. Valentine Logar
  3. Dr. Rex
  4. Osarobohenry
  5. silentlyheardonce
  6. The John Liming Report
  7. sweetwillowman
  8. The Poetry Channel
  9. Joanne Corey
  10. Chaos and Order

The Dedicated Blogger Award



Blogging, some say, is losing ground on the Internet.  Many people are now using Twitter or Snapchat or Instagram to convey their thoughts, leaving the more ‘old-fashioned’ blog behind.

But there are those who understand that, sometimes, a long form is best.  Who know that it takes time, and craft, and WORDS as well as images to convey a thought, and to start a conversation.


This Award is dedicated to those bloggers who consistently provide wisdom, inspiration, kindness, gentleness and truth to the world through their blogs.

This is a my “thank you” to you.  Please, pass it on!

  1. Dr. Rex
  2. Maxima
  3. seaangel4444
  4. Crowing Crone Joss
  5. Xena
  6. Michael Lai
  7. Sedge808
  8. Nataliescarberry
  9. john flanagan
  10. David
  11. Graham in Hats
  12. heartafire
  13. The V-Pub
  14. inavukic
  15. hurthealer


Premio Dardos Award

I want to say thank you to Wilson Agaba, who was kind enough to nominate me for the Premio Dardos Award.


His blog is definitely worth checking out.

The Premio Dardos Award exists to acknowledge the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.

The rules are simple: You can accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his or her blog. Include the image of the “Premios Dardos” in the post. Pass the award to another 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement!

My nominees are:

  1.  Dr. Rex
  2. Inavukic
  3. Xena
  4. Rellick
  5. Willowdot21
  6. BusyMindThinking
  7. lobotero
  8. Petrel41
  9. Ivon Prefontaine
  10. Maverick
  11. Wandering Professor
  12. Moorbey
  13. Petchary
  14. ProfessionsForPeace
  15. LucidGypsy
  16. NewsFerret
  17. Return of the Modern Philosopher

The Power of Words Award

I have designed this award because so many feel they can’t change the world. They can. You can. Your words, your blog can educate, raise awareness, change opinions and raise spirits. Through your blog you are reaching people you may never have effected any other way.


So this is for all who click away on the computer with a heart full of love, kindness, compassion and caring. For all of you who write to correct wrongs and injustices. For all of you who work to bring light into our world and hope to people’s lives. You are all heroes in my book. Please accept this heart-felt award and pass it on to those in your WordPress family who deserve it. Let’s keep it going for the entire year. May it inspire all with light, words, and love for the human family.

You all know how much I hate rules, so please just:

  • post the award on your blog
  • thank the person who gave it to you
  • pass it on to those whom you deem worthy
  • let your nominees know

The first ever nominees of the Power of Words Award are:

  1. Xena
  2. IvonPrefontaine
  3. Professions for Peace
  4. Petchary
  5. Inavukic
  6. ValentineLogar
  7. The English Professor at Large
  8. Dr. Rex

Versatile Blogger award

The wonderful, talented, funny GillsWriting has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award.


I am touched and honored to be nominated for this, and particularly — to use Gill’s own phrase — tickled pink to know that he thinks 3 random blogs on my sight will show you Versatility.  (And I can say Tickled Pink, as I am a grandmother! Nine times.)

I encourage you to go to Gill’s blog and check him out.  He is funny, and witty (which is harder) and well worth you time!  I have never been disappointed by his writing.  Not once.  Ever.

This Award has rules, of course, and the rules are this:

1)  Show the award on your blog

2) Thank the person who nominated you
3) Share seven facts about yourself
4) Nominate ten blogs
5) Link your nominees’ blogs, and let them know

  1. The reason my Blog is called IdealisticRebel is am a Rebel, and don’t like (or usually follow) rules, and I am Idealistic — I still believe in love, and peace and the basic goodness in each of us.
  2. I believe that “the Sun’ll come out Tomorrow.  You can bet your bottom dollar that, tomorrow, there’ll be sun”
  3. I like musicals
  4. I’ve never worried about my house blowing away in a storm, because the weight of the books alone will hold it to the ground.
  5. The walls in my house look like a museum gallery — full of art and light and beauty.
  6. I’m very fond of asparagus.
  7. I think winter sucks.

I am nominating the following people for this award:

  1. LadyPinkRose
  2. Petchary
  3. EuropasiceWolf
  4. Busymindthinking
  5. HitandRun1964
  6. John Flanagan
  7. A curious mind
  8. Maverick
  9. HeartaFire
  10. writersdream9
  11. poojycat
  12. dear kitty




Hearts As One Drum Award

Kim Gosselin was so kind to give me this award, created by SueDreamwalker.  Kim is another of the wonderful, giving, loving bloggers here on WordPress who so deserve this award, which was designed for those who use love and compassion in their blogs to change the world for the better.




“Within their posts whether it be through Poem or Word

Caring for others is a must for this Award

Be it through laughter or Humour

Photograph or Story

Love and Compassion

Are Mandatory”  *Sue Dreamwalker

My nominees are:

  1. Rising Hawk
  2. MirrorObscura
  3. Tienny, the story teller
  4. Brenda Davis Harsham
  5. Xena
  6. Petchary
  7. Irinadim
  8. Sedge808
  9. ScrapperJude Designs

SueDreamwalker’s Hearts as One Drum Beat Award

To start the new year, the fabulous Sue Dreamwalker has created this new award.  She was kind enough to pass it on to me, and I thank her deeply and encourage you to check out Sue Dreamwalker‘s blog, as a place of love, enlightenment, beauty and healing.


Sue is a dear person, incredibly talented (the paintings around the outside of the drum are her own work), and she brings light and love to the world.

The rules and inspiration for the award are below, and beautifully described at the original posting of the blog:



“Within their posts whether it be through Poem or Word

Caring for others is a must for this Award

Be it through laughter or Humour

Photograph or Story

Love and Compassion



Those who receive the award must Link back to Deamwalker’s Sanctuary on My New Drum Beat Award Page to say you have received it So she can go congratulate them”

 This is Your award to pass along to bloggers who are sharing posts which are helping show our empathy, Love and Kindness, or who Highlight injustice who beat their own Drum to bring awareness to the world 


Sue goes on to add:

“I hope as you pass along this award to others you will share it’s Beat to remind us that we are All of One Beat… One Heart, in our Hope for Peace and Unity.  We are all of us connected via our hearts to the Heart of our Earth Mother.

We are all of us her children..

All Brothers  and Sisters

We are One

Congratulations Let the Beats Begin”


My nominees for this award are:

  1. Sunshinebright
  2. Inavukic
  3. Angie Mc
  4. Nataliescarberry
  5. Crowing Crow Joss
  6. LucidGypsy
  7. writersdream9
  8. seaangel4444
  9. C
  10. ValentineLogar
  11. etinkerbell

Liebster Award


Patti at PetiteMagique nominated me for the Liebster Award.  She is a wonderful, talented poet and you should visit her blog often!

Thank you, Patti, you are an inspiration


The Rules:

1) Acknowledge and accept the Liebster Award by leaving a comment on the blog, that nominated you.

2) Copy and paste the Liebster logo onto your blog.

3) Link back to the blogger who nominated you.

4) Answer the 11 questions put to you by the person who nominated you.

5) List 11 random facts about yourself.

6) Nominate and link to 3—11 other blogs you enjoy that have less than 3000 followers.

7) List 11 questions for your Liebster Award nominees on your blog.

8) Inform your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.

The Questions:

  1. Why did you start blogging?

Because I was forced to retire early, and I needed to still contribute to the world.

  1. What inspired or influence you to write?

My sister, who is a fiction writer

  1. What are three things you can’t live without?

Books, music, and chocolate

  1. What (other) talents do you have?

I’m a photographer, painter, I do needlework, and I love to cook

  1. What is your favorite post you’ve written? (Don’t forget to include the link)

The Message in a Bottle

  1. If you could meet anyone dead or alive, who would it be?

Dead: Albert Einstein; Alive, Steven Hawkins

  1. If money were no object, what would you do all day?

What I do now, really.  A bit more shopping and travel.  Travel to every sacred place on the planet

  1. What has been your biggest challenge?

Staying positive and hopeful for the future in the world; and mobility

  1. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? And why?

Learn to fly an airplane

  1. What makes you smile?

The sun on my face; the fragrance of beautiful flowers; the giggle of a child (any child, but especially my grandchildren); helping other people

  1. What is your most memorable moment in your life?

Meeting the Dalai Lama and kissing a dolphin

I would like to use the same questions for my nominees.

11 random facts:

I was born with raven black hair, but now that I am over 60, I am a blonde bombshell

I am full of dichotomies, to everyone else ( I make perfect sense to me)

I do not do public wetness

I am deeply spiritual, but I do not follow a single dogma

I love to have gardens everywhere

I love to play with my grandchildren

When I travel, my camera never leaves my hands

I have a titanium hip  (airport security is loads of fun)

I hate winter,  and strongly dislike rainy days (unless the gardens need the water)

I love to listen to music, lots of different kinds of music

Give me a beach, or the mountains, and I am at peace

My Nominees:

  1. Osarobohenry
  2. Carl D’Agostino
  3. LadyPinkRose
  4. Markbialczak
  5. EvilCyclist BookShelf
  6. Maverick Mist
  7. Lucid Gypsy
  8. MsVee
  9. Cindy Williams

The Harmony & Peace Award


I created this new award to celebrate all those who promote Harmony & Peace, and who add Love & Beauty to the world through their Blogs and through their lives.  Their Positivity makes the world a better place for all of us.


As most of you know by now, I am not big on rules, but here they are:

  1. Give this award to seven bloggers who have added Harmony & Peace, Love & Beauty and Positivity to the world you live in.
  2. Let them know that you nominated them.
  3. Acknowledge the blogger from whom you received this award
  4. Display your award on your blog, because  you have earned it!
  5. Continue to live in Harmony & Peace

The first nominees for this award:

  1. Dr. Rex
  2. Hunt4Truth
  3. Victo Dolore
  4. Al
  5. Xena
  6. Maverick
  7. Rajagopal