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mtj
4.28.17, 6:21 AM
1. Do you have a favorite poem or poet? If so what or who?

2. Name a book you have read several times. What is it about that author that you like?

3. Have you ever written anything that you were proud of? (It doesn't have to be something published. A letter, an essay for school, etc.)

4. Did you ever have to give a speech in school? If so, what was your topic, or whose speech did you give? (Some speech classes allow you to give famous speeches of others)

5. What is a word or phrase that you find very powerful? In either a positive or negative way.

Weekend plans?

P.S. I miss Boo. I was thinking about her as I wrote these questions, wondering what her answers would be.

Mike
4.28.17, 9:53 AM
1. Do you have a favorite poem or poet? If so what or who?
No, I don't but I do feel guilty about that. Unless you count song writers. Then it would be "My Back Pages" by Bob Dylan.

2. Name a book you have read several times. What is it about that author that you like?
Several stories by Louis L'amour. Pure immersive escape for me.

3. Have you ever written anything that you were proud of? (It doesn't have to be something published. A letter, an essay for school, etc.)
Yes, but then my dog ate it.

4. Did you ever have to give a speech in school? If so, what was your topic, or whose speech did you give? (Some speech classes allow you to give famous speeches of others)
NO! Please, no!

5. What is a word or phrase that you find very powerful? In either a positive or negative way.
"Don't telegraph your moves." Used frequently by Louis L'Amour, but with different meanings. The basis is, in a fight, don't give away where your punch is coming from. But in other contexts, it means, essentially, "if you have something to do, just do it."

Weekend plans?
Stay cool and binge. (Currently bingeing "Feud". Wow.)

P.S. I miss Boo. I was thinking about her as I wrote these questions, wondering what her answers would be. :heart:

Agent99
4.28.17, 11:22 AM
1. Do you have a favorite poem or poet? If so what or who?
I am not a poetry fan, however, I did come to enjoy and love Lord Byron in college. I like his epic works like Don Juan and Child Harold's Pilgrimage. Of course "She Walks in Beauty" is absolutely perfect.

2. Name a book you have read several times. What is it about that author that you like?
"Oliver Twist." I like the way I am instantly transported to Victorian London when I read Dickens.

3. Have you ever written anything that you were proud of? (It doesn't have to be something published. A letter, an essay for school, etc.)
Whenever I finally finish an essay and get it on my blog I am always proud! I'd have to say the two I get the most responses from are my Christmas and Jewish essays.

4. Did you ever have to give a speech in school? If so, what was your topic, or whose speech did you give? (Some speech classes allow you to give famous speeches of others)
The first speech I ever had to give in school was in 6th grade. It was about Santa Ana and I giggled so much the teacher made me sit down. I had to take a speech class when I worked in advertising and I had one in college too. I have no problem speaking in front of people. It's the one phobia that escaped me.

5. What is a word or phrase that you find very powerful? In either a positive or negative way.
My favorite John Lennon quote (including bad grammar and all) "Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted."

Weekend plans? Spring cleaning! I want to go see that movie "The Circle."

P.S. I miss Boo. I was thinking about her as I wrote these questions, wondering what her answers would be. I miss Boo too. I can just imagine the responses she would have for this thread. LOL! "I don't have time for poetry!"

KrisMich
4.28.17, 11:34 AM
1. Do you have a favorite poem or poet? If so what or who?
"I Carry You in My Heart" by E. E. Cummings. I first heard this in the movie, "In Her Shoes" and it really touched me.

2. Name a book you have read several times. What is it about that author that you like?
I find so little time to read that I haven't gone back and read a book twice. However, there was a book that I read a couple of years ago that was one my mom had in her collection (she read a lot) that I want to read again. "The Book of Summers" by Emylia Hall. It kept me captivated and was very detailed. I think about the story often.

3. Have you ever written anything that you were proud of? (It doesn't have to be something published. A letter, an essay for school, etc.)
Yes, in high school in my composition class, I wrote a story about "The Biscuit Man." My great-grandmother used to scare us kids with him to warn us about not talking to strangers. She'd always say, "don't talk to anyone you don't know, it could be that old Biscuit Man and he'll grab you and take you away." So, I wrote a story about him and my teacher loved it. My family loved it too and many cried as they read it. I so wish I could find it. It was lost when my mom had the house renovated a few years ago. It still may be in one of the boxes I have yet to look through, but I doubt it.

4. Did you ever have to give a speech in school? If so, what was your topic, or whose speech did you give? (Some speech classes allow you to give famous speeches of others)
I did. I hate to speak in public, but I had to take Speech in high school. Thankfully, the only speeches I had to give were in that class and not to the student body. My final was on playing the clarinet and I played a solo at the end. I got an A+ for that. Band geeks rule! hehehehe!

5. What is a word or phrase that you find very powerful? In either a positive or negative way.
My life verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths.

Weekend plans? I'm going on an outing tomorrow with friends to the casino. I don't gamble much, I play a penny slot or two, but we're going over for dinner and to hang out for a bit. We always have fun when we go over there.

P.S. I miss Boo. I was thinking about her as I wrote these questions, wondering what her answers would be. I miss Boo too.

mtj
4.29.17, 6:10 AM
"Brothers & Sisters"...Kitty was reading "I Carry You In My Heart" at Justin and Rebecca's beach wedding when she collapsed.

Kris, I love what you said about your story "The Biscuit Man". I hope you find it. Things like that are the true treasures in life.