Day: June 6, 2013

A Veritable Bouquet of Awards

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I’d like to thank my friend Tazein Mirz Asaad at Transcending Borders Blog for nominating me for these awards. it is quite an honor to be recognized by a fellow blogger like this.

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The rules for these awards are simple:

1-Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you and link him/her to your blog.

2-Nominate 10 other bloggers.

3-Copy, paste the award logos on your blog.

4-Answer the questions given. (my nominees must do that as well)

Well, I’ve visited and thanked my nominator and pasted the award logos. Now, to answer the questions posed:


1-What is the meaning of life?

To be all that we can be.

2-What is happiness all about?

Being good to yourself and others.

3-Why did you start a blog?

I felt that I had something useful to say, and this was a good way to say it.

4-What is more important in your life: relationships or fame?

Relationships is more important by a small margin. Fame is too fleeting.

5-What is the one thing you like about blogging?

Easing the pressure of too many thoughts rattling around in my brain.

6-What is the best decision you ever made?

The decision to publish my own work rather than mucking around with traditional publishers.

7-Do you believe that unconditional love really exists in any kind of relationship?

Yes, in many relationships; mother/child and between soldiers on the battle field.

8-Do you believe in Karma? If yes then what  are the good and bad Karma according to you?

Yes, what comes around, goes around

9-Do you believe in rebirth or afterlife? If yes, then why?

I neither believe nor disbelieve – I just don’t know.

10-What is the best moment of your life?

The moment yet to come.

My nominees:

Congratulations to my nominees, and don’t forget to pass it along.

Diplomatic Life: It’s Not All Parties

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The first in a series of articles about my 30 years as a US Foreign Service Officer.

My wife Myung petting young lions at Antelope Park, near Harare, Zimbabwe.
My wife Myung petting young lions at Antelope Park, near Harare, Zimbabwe.

Watching Over Her Flock – Charles Ray

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Watching Over Her Flock – Charles Ray. Another of my photos on PhotoBotos. Check it out.