Today in My History

2000: So Many Books, So Little Time
2001:  Killing Time on the "T"
2002:  The Tao of Biking
2003:  How Much does Muscle Weigh?
2004:  Like Better Teeth
We're On Our Way
2007: In My Easter Bonnet
2008:  Dear Brianna
2009:  Know When to Fold 'Em
Journal Keeper
2011:  Jesus at the Door
2012: Chapeaux de Paques
2013: 5000 Question Meme (Part 6)

2014: My Kingdom for a (Little) Horse
2015: Patience
2016: Aquarians
2017: My Buns are Burning
2018: See You In My Dreams
2019: The Problem
Discovered Treasure
2021: Hugs

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 3/27
"State of Terror"
by Clinton & Penny

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2022
Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010

Cast (updated 7/16)


Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piñata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

mail to Walt / mail to Bev

10 April 2022

Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud) Cheers to all of us thieves!


Stolen from Thought Provoking Questions



1. Do you own your things or do your things own you?
I own my own things.  I can't think of anything that owns me.

2. Would you rather lose all of your old memories or never be able to make new ones?
Oh definitely never be able to make new ones.  My old memories are very special and I don't want to lose them (hence, my fear of dementia).

3. When you are 80-years-old, what will matter to you the most?
Well, that's next year.  I can't think of anything special that will matter to me for having turned one more year.

4. What do you have that you cannot live without?
My family, my house.  I can pretty much live without everything else, if necessary.

5. When you close your eyes what do you see?
Nothing but light or dark, depending on where I am.

6. What sustains you on a daily basis?
Knowing how close the family is and how happy our kids make me feel.  That and water!

7. What are your top five personal values?
* Compassion
* Kindness
* Loyalty
* Empathy
* Tolerance

8. What personal prisons have you built out of fears?
Oh so many things, starting in college when I gave up the opportunity to work in France because I was afraid of traveling there alone.  New experiences are often scary and I often ignore them and give up the opportunity to try something new.  But I was terrified of being a theater critic and that worked out all right!

9. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?
Well, there are a couple of places in the world (Africa, inland passage to Alaska) that I've wanted to see, but I don't think I'm physically able to do a trip like that again.

10. If you haven’t achieved it yet what do you have to lose?
The chance to see elephants in the wild!

11. What three words would you use to describe the last three months of your life?
* quiet
* fun (watching squirrels)
* busy writing

12. Is it ever right to do the wrong thing? Is it ever wrong to do the right thing?
Yes and yes.

13. How would you describe ‘freedom’ in your own words?
Straight white people in the US have never had the discrimination that gay and ethnic people do, so feel we are free, but we have to deal with things like gun control, control of women, the anger of the far right and all sorts of things.  I don't think any of us are truly "free," depending on our mental state.  Still, we are better off than Ukrainians...and Russians.

14. What is the most important thing you could do right now in your personal life?
Right this moment, the most important thing I have to do is get my hearing aids, which I will see about this coming week.

15. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
Can you get paid to write letters?


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