Liebster & Lovely Blog Awards! Thanks!

Two blog friends have given me awards recently so I need to fulfill the requirements of each and pass the awards on to other bloggers.

Thanks to Roger C. Colby, a teacher and novelist, who presented me with the Liebster Award. He blogs at  http://writingishardwork.com.

In true Roger- style, he created some tough questions.  Here they are with my answers:

1.  What is your definition of a tortured soul and how does this definition relate to your body of work?

A tortured soul… someone who never thinks he/she is doing enough, is never satisfied, can’t find happiness.

Relate to my work: I’m always nervous I haven’t done enough and wonder why I haven’t been Freshly Pressed yet.

2.  If you were to sit under the tutelage of any great writer of history, who would that be and why?

I like my non-fiction to read like fiction. I’ve admired the work of Robert Caro. http://www.robertcaro.com/

3.  Discuss your personal view about writing and what it means to you.

Writing for me is a discipline that I enjoy. It’s a sport; I’m using the brain muscles like I use my arms and legs whether on the bike or at yoga. Like sports, writing can always get better.

I hope I’ve done justice to his questions.

Ronnie Hammer, a neighbor in Morristown, NJ, who blogs at http://morristownmemos.wordpress.com, gave me the One Lovely Blog Award.

This one requires you:

  1. Thank the person. Thanks, Ronnie.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.

I’ve shared a lot in my blog already and in response to other awards.  Please forgive me if I repeat myself.

Seven Things:

1. I’ve edited Tangerine Tango: Women Writers Share Slices of Life – keep an eye on my blog for more. Soon.

2. I love beets.

3. I hate changing seasons, but love the change in seasons. I delay putting on the heat and switching the t-shirts for sweaters as long as possible.

4. I’m enrolled in a playwriting workshop.

5. I can’t crochet. I tried.

6. I love marmalade.

7. I don’t eat snails or frogs’ legs.

Now the pay it forward part. Roger’s award requires naming three bloggers; Ronnie’s award, 15.  I’m taking the lazy way out—anyone who feels they deserve these awards and wants them, feel free to say I gave it to you.  Share your hidden secrets, make up some tough questions (or just use Roger’s), and fulfill a blog post!

Thanks again, Roger and Ronnie. Always fun to do these.

I received the Sunshine Award and the Versatile Blogger Award a while ago.

Thank you!

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About cyclingrandma

I was a journalist (Danbury News-Times, Ct), before becoming a teacher, and continue to write for professional journals. I have written several study guides for Penguin Books and write for Education Update, a newspaper based in New York City. (www.educationupdate.com). I’ve interviewed many authors, college presidents, and scientists. I wrote “The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Jockeys” for Smithsonian Magazine's website, www.smithsonian.com. (April, 2009). Two essays have been published in book anthologies; one for Wisdom of Our Mothers, (Familia Books) and the other in “College Search and Parent Rescue: Essay for Parents by Parents of College-Going Students.” (St. Martin’s Press). I was a middle school Language Arts teacher for more than 10 years and have just completed a five year grant position under No Child Left Behind in Newark, NJ public schools. I have three children, two daughters-in law, and six grandchildren. I'm an avid cyclist, knitter, cook, and reader. I love theater, museums, and yoga.
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14 Responses to Liebster & Lovely Blog Awards! Thanks!

  1. Well deserved! And didn’t you just discuss that which was not to be discussed? Oh my… I am itching to follow suit! 😉

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  2. adinparadise says:

    Congrats to you. I also don’t eat snails or frog’s legs. 🙂 Love the way you paid it forward. I will take a leaf out of your book when I eventually get around to doing an awards post. 🙂

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  3. zannyro says:

    Congrats!! BEETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well handled and acknowledged!

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  4. mercyn620 says:

    Congratulations! Great questions and great answers. I tried crochet and other crafts. No luck. So now I write. But I an not a fan of beets…

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  5. Hi Lisa…congratulaitons!!!! Well deserved awards to you for sure! It was nice learning a little more about you…I’m with you on the beets…I love them but never have them because no one else wants them at the meal. 🙂

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  6. Patti Winker says:

    Congratulations are in order, I see. I’m a bit late in wandering over here to see what was going on. Nice. It was fun getting to know you better. Beets, eh? Love them, too. Also, I see a little hint… getting VERY excited for the release!

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