* Mystery Blogger ??

Thanks again, Davina, for your Mystery Blogger Award. Here are the questions I am shamelessly borrowing from you!

  1. What have you learned about yourself through blogging? I am either mindlessly foolish or simply no longer afraid to reveal my identity.
  2. What do you hope to accomplish through writing content either for yourself or others? My goal has been to support other teachers and open hearts and minds to struggling students.
  3. In the spirit of Avengers Endgame: If your blog content had superpowers what would it be? Hmm, I think telepathy would serve me well. I could share my thoughts without missing a single post.
  4. Who inspired you to become a content writer and what inspired you to choose the niche that you chose? A dear friend started a blog and that emboldened me. Suzie helped me broaden my range of topics, encouraging me to share more of myself.
  5. Spring and soon summer will be upon us. What are your spring/summer plans for this year? Really? Spring is coming? That would be awesome. My dearest teaching widower and I are travelling more than usual this summer. Whee!

So if you are one of these bloggers, please feel free to answer the same questions. Or if these nominations are not your thing, just know that you are appreciated!

* Mystery blogger award

Davina Lyons, a middle school teacher, blogger, and workshop facilitator, has nominated me for a cool blogging award. Wow! I didn’t see that coming!

The Mystery Blogger award was created by Okoto Enigma “for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.” Okoto Enigma

I know I can’t live up to that description, especially with my erratic posting, but it’s sweet to be nominated! I am nominating the awesome group below. Some folks do not care for this process, so no pressure!

Here are the rules of this award and my nominations below!

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

Three things about me: I love Jesus, my dearest teaching widower, and my students.

I am nominating these intriguing and inspirational blogs:

In my next post, I’ll answer some questions and add my own. Well, I might just copy Davina’s cuz she’s better at this than I am!!

Courtship vs. Dating: The Breakdown

Great points from an awesome blogger! He covers it ALL.

A Thomas Point of View

I believe that we have confused courtship with dating…

Dating is what most people in the American culture do. Courtship is what most people in the American culture aspire to do, but conform to dating because either they don’t know how to court, they realize dating is easier, or they have been socialized and conditioned to find their mate one way, not the other.

Please stop using the word, “courtship” when you are actually speaking about dating.

What is Courtship?

Courtship is a mutual partnership, a journey together with the intended purpose of marriage (from the beginning). Courtship is intentional and purposeful.

Courtship is focus on marriage (or lifelong companionship). This happens from the door, not months down the road.

Men get antsy when the “M” word is mentioned. Why? A man that is intentional with a woman won’t get nervous at the sound of the word, “marriage.” In courtship…

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* So THIS happened! — phyllis reklis

If you have been reading this blog you may remember a statement made in a post on 9/16 as Hurricane Florence made herself felt : But here in Durham, we came through untouched this time. We never lost power or had trees down (and we live in the Eno River Woods). I shared our deep […]

via So THIS happened! — phyllis reklis

* In case you ever need this sign… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Yes, but I need more time!  Chris’ blog is a terrific place to find all kinds of reading gems.  Check it out!

 

Out of my mind – Back in 5 minutes

via In case you ever need this sign… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

* Age is not the enemy- song bird songs

Modern western culture portrays old age as somthing scary, ugly, the end of all the good stuff, to be fought veheminately. Celebrities go to great lengths to stave off its onslaughts with diets, creams and cosmetic surgery till they look like walking skulls. I remember the East where old age is venerated due to its […]

via Age is not the enemy. — Song Bird Songs

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* Happy [cheery, merry, joyful, jocular, gleeful] birthday, Peter — bluebird of bitterness

A little bibliophile humor today in honor of the birthday of Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869), author of Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases Classified and Arranged so as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and Assist in Literary Composition.

via Happy [cheery, merry, joyful, jocular, gleeful] birthday, Peter — bluebird of bitterness

Bluebird, you had me at happy!  Let’s all celebrate (commemorate, observe, mark, keep, honor, remember, memorialize) the clever Roget and his thesaurus.

* Mindful of time

Sending my daughter off to college this year has trained me to be more mindful of the time I have. I have wasted so many minutes, hours, even years on the things and situations that drove me crazy but that I would never have the power or control to change. I traded quality time with […]

via What I Learned About Time — anewperspectiveperhaps

This blogger has an insightful view of time.  I need a kick in the rear about using my time wisely.  It’s true in relationships and also in teaching.  There is a fixed number of minutes and hours to spend with students; make the best use of them!

 

* Before you self-publish

By Derek Haines on Just Publishing Advice: Before you self-publish your new book, make sure you are ready Too often, new authors get carried away with all the excitement of becoming a published author and rush way too fast into self-publishing. When this is done, without working on building the necessary marketing and promotional tools […]

via What You Need To Do Before You Self-Publish Your First Book… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Thanks to Chris The Story Reading Ape for sharing this helpful post.  I’ve read a number of books that completely skipped step one- ouch!  That error ruins a book for me.