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.

wordpress-family-award-1 hug-award11

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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:

QUESTIONS:

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:

http://reachingutopia.com/

http://highheelgourmet.com/

http://damyantiwrites.wordpress.com/

http://soonkeumblog.wordpress.com/

http://betigaklaten.wordpress.com/

http://dancingpalmtrees.com/

http://rickmallery.wordpress.com/

http://www.glennfolkes.com/

http://www.writewithwarnimont.com/

http://patriciaddrury.com/

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.

http://charlesaray.blogspot.com/2013/06/diplomatic-life-its-not-all-parties.html

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.