Monday, February 1, 2016
saying hello to someone. - Go Apple! - Motivation done right. - Sometimes slow is the way to go. - Big little libraries - you can start one today. Reminder: For all things Big Little Change, books, stories, on-line store, and Facebook group please visit our web site.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Sooz Says Stuff. ========================== What is your favorite virtue? The ability to feel compassion. Empathy. Your favorite qualities in a man. A man must have the ability to laugh at himself, to laugh with me, at life. Most importantly is a man being strong enough to be gentle, unashamedly. Strong enough to be honest with himself-and-by extension, me. Your favorite qualities in a woman. I believe that all of us, irrespective of gender, need to learn and acquire the ability to accept that they can be happy and fulfilled, without a traditional significant other. Your chief characteristic. Adaptability. That particular characteristic has saved my skinny-ass, more times than I care to remember. What do you appreciate the most about your friends? The fact that my friends not only tolerate, but, accept me with all my faults. They don't need to agree with me on everything, that is not true friendship, however I prefer that we can agree to disagree on things, on life, I expect them to ask questions...for friendship is a constant learning curve, I don't believe that ever stops. Your main fault. Engaging my big mouth, before engaging my brain. Your favorite occupation. Writing. I love experimenting with different genres. Sometimes I'll take one scene, and I'll try writing it as a comedy...a thriller, paranormal, romance...about the only thing I haven't tried on for fit is Science Fiction...I have insufficient knowledge to make that work. The researching of my books takes a long time...the devil is in the details, and I hate books when I see something that is glaringly wrong...like the seasons in different parts of the world being ignored ... and no obvious knowledge of the terrain etc. I read one recently where the author had the character dressed in fur coats and feeling very cold in the midst of the Australian Summer in the tropical north of our country. Seriously! It made me angry. Your idea of happiness. That changes almost daily .Ultimately, I think knowing that my Daughter and Grandson are safe and doing well, will always cause me to smile. Just kicking back and chilling out with a book I'm enjoying; or, the end of a day where I have managed to be satisfied that I have achieved all I set out to do within that time frame. Yeah, these things make me happy. On the bigger stage...I guess what most caring people want, a world where pain, poverty, war and hatred no longer exist. Given that humankind has never managed to achieve that I think it's a rather sad and forlorn idea of happiness, nonetheless the very idea of it being possible, makes me happy. Your idea of misery. A world without laughter. If not yourself, who would you be? In fiction? Character ... hmm...Let's see, I think I'm more than a little pig headed, and at times I go way over the top; and I've never managed to fall in love with the right guy at the right time ... so...Scarlett O'Hara. As for Non-fictional...I have no idea. Your favorite heroes in fiction. Male heroes include but are not restricted to...Atticus Finch...To Kill a Mockingbird. Rocky Balboa in all the Rocky films. Rhett Butler...Gone with the Wind Jack Ryan ... (All of Tom Clancy's fictional novels ) Yuri Zhivago... Doctor Zhivago - they are all flawed, imperfect, heroes. That makes them memorable. Your favorite heroes in real life. I don't have heroes. I just have fallible humans I admire greatly because they will never stay down for the count. Your favorite food and drink. Seafood in all forms, Lobster, prawns, crab, Barramundi, Squid ... If it's an unprotected species, in the oceans and streams, and is edible, I'll try it. I'm a recovering Alcoholic, my favorite liquid used to be a great Chardonnay...these days it's a pot of good black tea and endless amounts of Coffee. What is your present state of mind? I battle depression on a daily basis...but, today is a good day. I'm in a positive state of mind. Your personal motto. If you always do, what you have always done...then you will always get what you always got.
Friday, January 1, 2016
All hail the Doctor! - We've done this a couple of times - it's an awesome feeling. - Turning Things Around level - Expert. - Because everyone deserves a holiday. - It doesn't all suck.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
An awesome home for those who had nowhere else to go. - Paying it forward at its best. - A great step to put Detroit back on its feet. - An awesome story - and it's true! - Handicapped - NOT! For more challenges and stories, please visit our web site or our Facebook group.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Dark Light by Rick Pieters, I sat down to pick his brain on all things life. What is your favorite virtue? (Do I have to choose only one?) Compassion. Empathy. Kindness. Your favorite qualities in a man. Intelligence, strength with gentleness, loyalty, a wicked sense of humor, open-mindedness. Your favorite qualities in a woman. The same as in a man. Your chief characteristic. Compassion (I hope) What do you appreciate the most about your friends? That they appreciate me, that we share ideas, humor, outlooks, and that we stick by each other. Genuine caring over the long haul. Your main fault. Procrastination. Impatience with stupidity. (If I can choose two) Your favorite occupation. An author of entertaining and meaningful work. Your idea of happiness. A warm home full of love, good food, good music, and my man. Your idea of misery. Being without those things. If not yourself, who would you be? Hugh Jackman Your favorite heroes in fiction. Besides Atticus? Your favorite heroes in real life. Gandhi, Malala Your favorite food and drink. Excellent steak, good red wine, single malt Islay scotch, martini made with good gin and blue cheese stuffed olives, authentic Mexican, Northern New Mexican Carne Adovada What is your present state of mind? Sleep deprived, happy, content. Your personal motto. The one I could repeat? Hmm. Keep going and always be kind. Something like that.