I occasionally receive a nomination for a blogging award, and while I am always appreciative that somebody thought enough of my blog to include me, I have never actually done one, for I simply don’t have time these days. Today, though, I am making an exception. Mathew the Wolf Boy nominated Filosofa’s Word a couple of days ago for the Sunshine Bloggers Award, and I decided to do this one. For one thing, the last few weeks of political drama have taken a toll, and I need just a small break from it all. For another, I consider Mathew a friend and am honoured by his nomination. And for a third … well, there really is no third …
According to Wolf Boy’s post …
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.
Now, I think that saying I “spread sunshine” is likely a bit of a stretch, since for the most part, I spread darkness and angst, but who am I to argue with a Wolf Boy? So, on to Mat’s questions …
- If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?
- Just one? That’s all I get is one? Okay, let me see if I can combine several into one … every weapon that’s sole purpose is killing would be destroyed. This would include every sort of gun, grenades, bombs, nuclear weapons, etc.
- If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
- Peanut butter – nature’s most perfect food, of course!
- How hot can you handle your food?
- Well, I usually use potholders, so even if it’s right out of the oven, I … oh … you mean how spicy? Well, about middle of the road … I like a bit of kick in my food, but too much kick and my stomach kicks back!
- Make one prediction about the future. Be bold!
- I can only come up with one, and it’s not fun. I predict that if humans continue along their materialistic, greedy and arrogant path, they will bring about their own extinction by the end of the 21st century. (See, I told you that ‘spreading sunshine’ was a stretch!)
- Do you think humans will reach Mars in your lifetime?
- Mars cannot sustain human life, so what would be the point in spending millions or billions of dollars that could be used to help people and the environment here on earth, to develop the technology to go to Mars?
- What’s your favourite thing to write about?
- Given the subject matter of 90% of my blog, you might guess politics, but you’d be wrong. I far prefer writing book reviews, writing about people who are making a positive difference in the world, writing about animals, writing about history and how it has impacted the present …
- The apocalypse has come at last. You’ve barricaded yourself inside of a Wal-Mart. The horde is gathering outside. What now?
- Why is the horde gathering outside, and what do they want? I’d have to go out and ask them, wouldn’t I? Perhaps they are hungry and cold, and only want some of the food and warm blankets that are inside Wal-Mart!
- The strangest thing that you’ve ever seen on the internet?
- It’s hard to say. ‘Strange’ is a relative term, and what’s strange to you might not be to me, or vice versa. Plus, I try not to wander into uncharted territory on the ‘net. So, I’ll play it safe and say the facial contortions of Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.
- What’s a perfect day for you?
- A day is perfect if the sun shines and I get up with enough energy to get done everything that needs to be done. If I ever have one of those, I’ll be sure to let you know!
- How do you feel about money?
- On a personal level, I want only as much as I need to pay my bills and have a few treats such as a meal out, or a new book. Anything beyond that, I would use to help people, to keep children from going to bed hungry at night, to keep people from living on the streets, etc. On a larger scale, I think nobody needs millions of dollars and greed is the single biggest problem in the world today. If it were up to me, everyone would have only enough to meet their needs and the rest would be distributed among everyone. Socialism? Oh yeah … more and more I lean in that direction.
- What would paradise be to you?
- A log cabin in the mountains, a roaring fire in the fireplace, someone who loves me sharing the space, a little creek running behind the house, shelves and shelves of books, and lots of critters!
Thank you Mathew for this opportunity – it was fun!