Filosofa Gets An Award … ???

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 …

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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!)
  5. 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?
  6. 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 …
  7. 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! 
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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!

49 thoughts on “Filosofa Gets An Award … ???

  1. You see, I think you expose the dankness and rank to the sunshine. Those things that live in the dark hate the light, and you rip the coverings right off them!
    Now, time to leave the darkness to fester, just for a little while, so that you can enjoy a wonderful Christmas with you family and critters. Have a good one, Jill. 🎄😘🎄

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    • What a lovely way of putting it! Thank you! Sigh … I’m trying, but finding it difficult to get into the holiday spirit. It’s hard to put the darkness aside, y’know? But, I’m giving it my best shot so my girls don’t disown me! I hope you have a wonderful holiday, my friend! 🎅🤶🌲


  2. Blogdom continues to mystify and confound me…is a nomination for a blogging award a certain win, or only the possibility of it? No matter, really, as Filosofa is already a winner amongst her growing list of adoring followers. I take the liberty of paraphrasing, with all due respect, some words by Dr. Kevin Leman : “I’ve not come to celebrate your achievement, but to celebrate who YOU are.” Congratulations! Thank-you!

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  3. I loved your answers, hahah! And it made me realize how poorly I worded some of my questions. Horde of the undead outside of Wal Mart makes the question completely different hahah. You’re such a charitable and noble soul 😉 ❤

    That Paradise is totally my same paradise. Thanks for playing along and all of the kind things you've said!
    Don't be afraid to take a break from the depressing political stuff to keep focusing on the good! We can still beat this. Don't give up hope 😀

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  4. Congratulations! I will admit to reading your political posts because most of them are about ‘you know who’ and I’m concerned. BUT I look for and read all of your posts about good people doing good things. We need more of that in this world. Thank you for your contributions. Soak it up, Sunshine!

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    • Thank you!!! I’m so glad you particularly enjoy the ‘good people’ posts … they do remind us that not everyone is like the people in the news, and they give us, I think, hope for the future of humanity. I am indeed soaking it up! I’m so grateful for the comments on this post … all favourable and encouraging!


  5. Jill, congratulations, my friend. Well deserved. Reading the oddly interesting questions and your responses struck me with two thoughts. The holed up in Walmart one reminded me of the true story movie starring Natalie Portman where she lived in Walmart.

    The other is your ideal log cabin scenario at the end, which my wife and I envy. You will like “Flat Broke with Two Goats,” as that is how she offer survived after they lost everything and still owed the IRS after her husband failed to file returns. Keith


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    • Thank you, my friend! I don’t recall the Natalie Portman movie you mention, but will check it out. And now I definitely want to read “Flat Broke With Two Goats”. Up until I retired in 2008, we used to go to Gatlinburg in the Smokey Mountains twice a year — spring and fall — and rent a cabin for several days up in the mountains. I fell in love with that lifestyle … surrounded by nature, the quiet, the smell of fresh air instead of auto emissions and factory belch. I could live that life … if only I could afford to!


  6. Definitely worthy of a sunshine award. All those “Good people doing good” posts guarantee it. You must spend hours researching that stuff and it’s good of you to do so. It demonstrates that, despite all the evil politicians and corporate greedsters, there is good in the world, still.

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  7. Hey, Jill.
    Congratulations. I don’t understand bloggers’ awards, but I’m glad you got you one. Your music blogs and “good people” blogs do spread sunshine, but I prefer your snarly rants and outrageous snippets myself. You do rant/snipe very well.
    So spread a little sunshine when you can, the world doesn’t need grey every day. But keeping on lighting up those dark goings-on, they need to be brought to our attention.

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    • Thanks rg … I guess the good people and music posts are a way, for me, of balancing it all out, though … the dark side is far weightier than the light these days. You know I will keep on … at least until November 3, 2020 … after that, I make no promises, depending on the outcome. Sigh.


        • Sigh. Even if Trump is defeated in 2020, as I surely hope he will be, this nation will not be able to return to normal, for the great divide that didn’t begin with Trump but for which he is largely responsible, will remain. I think it will be decades before the scars left from Trump’s reign will heal … if ever.


          • No, the USofA is dead as what it was, but it can rise back up as something newer and healthier, given the opportunity. Trump has pretty much made the penultimate mistakes, if not the ultimate. He has shown the shortcomings of democracy, a noble but failed experiment. It is time to move on, if human time has not already reached its climax as I fear it has. All that appears left is the falling action/conclusion. The rest is silence.

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            • You’re right, and perhaps it will … in time. I don’t look for it to happen in less than a few decades, though. It will take a long time to heal this nation, to address climate change, to mend broken fences with our allies. I don’t expect it to happen in my lifetime. Sigh.


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