Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

I want to thank Spacerguy for including me in his recipients of The Versatile Blogger awards. I am honored. If you haven't been to his blog, and you like Star Trek, you are missing out. He has a blog dedicated to Star Trek. You can visit him HERE. I followed him through the A to Z Challenge and it was fun seeing the amazing things he came up with for each letter of the alphabet. He's a very creative person and his blog is fantastic!

Now, I'm supposed to tell you seven things about myself. SOme you might already know, but here goes:

1. I started writing in high school and published my first story in an anthology in school called The Black Box. Even then I was bent towards sci-fi and fantasy.

2. I am a mother of three fantasic children, who are now grown and on their own. I even have one grandchild, who is four years old.

3. I played viola in the symphony for many years and even toured Europe and Japan in orchestras. It was a real eye opener to visit other countires and people. When I was in Japan, my first meal that I was served was Kentucky Fried Chicken! Their hospitality was fabulous.

4. I spent two years studying the ways of Buddhism, American style. It was a lonely time in my life and I think I met more people in this short period of time than the rest of my life.

5. My favorite all time sci-fi movie has to be The Day The Earth Stood Still. I still watch it when the opportunity arises.

6. At age 60, I am taking a class on Imaginative Writing at my local college. I believe it's never too late to learn.

7. I write everyday. It's a habit that I got into a ccouple of years ago and has helped me develop my writing skills.

I'm supposed to choose 15 people to pass this award on to. So here they are, and they each deserve it for their outstanding blogs:

1. Loretta Stephenson - Art By Retta

2. M. Pax - Wistful Nebulae

3. Shallee McArthur - Life, the Universe, and Writing

4. Nancy S Thompson

5. Susanne Drazic - Putting Words Down On Paper

6. Alex J. Cavanaugh

7. Catherine Ensley - Words, World and Wings

8. K M Weiland - Wordplay - Helping Writers Become Authors

9. Talli Roland

10. Stephen Tremp

11. Teresa Cypherbus

12. Amanda Trought - Inspiration, Art, and Creativity

13. Margo Kelly

14. Bethie

15. Elysabeth

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!


  1. Congratulations and thank you! As I've received it before I shall just graciously accept it.
    I'm sure the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still did not sit well with you.

    1. Alex: No, I'm not fond of the remake. I remember the original and will watch the black and white edition any day.

  2. The Day The Earth Stood Still is indeed a great film! Most people I know didn't even know there was an original made back in the 1950's. The first and best as far as I'm concerned!

    1. Oh absolutely it is the best! And the idea of using diamonds for money was excelent. Or course with the more modern sci-fi movies that would be considered passe'. But, it was a good flick.

  3. Thanks for the award, Karen.

    I loved The Day the Earth Stood STill. cool on the viola & buddism. I played flute in junior high, but didn't stick with it. Buddhism interests me.

    1. I bet if you polled everyone you know, a good portion will have picked up an instrument at some time. It's a good way to find self-expression.


  4. Hi Karen! Thank you for the award. I've played guitar, piano, and clarinet, but I don't play any of them anymore.

    1. Hi Susanne! Those things we did add to our experiences and make us that much rounder.


  5. Sorry I'm late, but just wanted to say congrats on your own award-- and thanks for passing it on!