According to the creator of this award, Okoto Enigma, whose site you can view, here:
the Mystery Blogger Award is “an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.”
Thank you for creating this awesome award. You have captured the essence of this forum of writers — those who do so with “much love and passion”. This makes you an enigma and an inspiration, yourself. I have liked to create new art for the awards I’ve been fortunate to receive; this time, I think I’ll leave it in its original, pristine state — like the galaxies of the universe the artwork portrays.
Additionally, I’d like to thank Dolly at:
for nominating me for this award. Her wealth of knowledge is engaging, encyclopaedic, and endlessly fascinating; plus, you can find wisdom and tradition in a serving full of love a la carte to healthy innovations on classic food favorites: the new school of the Old School.
Now, here are the rules for this award:
1. List the rules.
2. Put the award logo/image in your blog.
3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
6. Nominate 10-20 people.
7. Notify your nominees.
8. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice with one weird or funny question (specify).
9. Share a link to your best posts.
Five Questions Received Of My Nominator:
1. Rain, snow, or sunshine?
2. Three words that define your life.
3. Your favorite place (room, city, country, beach, forest, etc.)?
4. Your favorite drink (doesn’t have to be alcoholic!)?
5. Your favorite type of music?
Five Answers to Five Questions Received:
1. Of rain, snow, or sunshine, I’d choose the sun of summer- and spring-time, for the warmth of the air, the freedom of the great outdoors, and the sight and smell of flowers in bloom. Then again, we need those mellow rain days for contemplation and good blanket-snuggling weather with hot chocolate and a toasty fireplace.
2. Three words that define my life are: adventurous; incredulous; amazing.
3. My favorite place? The state of Israel.
4. My favorite drink? Two, found in Israel: PriGat plum juice, and Anavim grape drink. Otherwise, it’s anything vaguely reminiscent of dessert or candy.
5. My favorite type of music? World music, especially Israeli or Jewish.
Three More Things About Myself:
1. I love Israel.
2. I try to be active to speak up for Israel and against anti-Semitism.
3. I’m a feral-cat-whisperer.
Links To My Best Posts:
My poetry and artwork are my creative passions, so I guess I would choose from these. I’m not sure of my favorites — they’d probably change, but I’ll try to pick some for you. I do think the poem I dedicated to three Holocaust survivors, all saved individually by nuns in totally different circumstances, touches on an important subject. The ones with Jewish soul, Neshama, resonate with me, because they affect me so deeply.
News Notes 1 — A Selection Of My Best, By Randyjw:
“And With My Hand” (Poetry):
“Ruach Shoah” (Poetry):
“The Teddy Bear” (Poetry):
“For My Mother” (Poetry):
“Farm-Raised Shrimp” (Poetry):
“Daisy Chains” (Poetry):
“Perchance A Cup” (Poetry):
“Was a” (Poetry):
“Distant Desert Convoy” (Poetry):
“Yo No Lloro” (Poetry):
“Little Kitten Lullaby” (Poetry):
“On Zion (II)” (Poetry):
“The Mantle” (Poetry):
“Somewhere Near Ashkelon” (Poetry):
“Pledge Not Obeisance” (Poetry):
“Bread and Butter” (Poetry):
“V’Atah/After All” (Poetry):
“Indian Sorrow” (Poetry):
“Machar Einav” (Poetry):
“A Perfect Vision” (Artwork):
“Shalom Aleichem: Peace Be Unto You” (Artwork; Three-Panel Series):
“Randy’s Recipes: Easy Herbed Cheese Spread” (Food):
“Randy’s Recipes: Green Zeitim” (Food):
News Notes 1: Poetry and Artwork, General:
Five Questions Asked To My Nominees:
1. What issues are most important to you?
2. What are some good deeds that you’ve done?
3. What one thing would you change, and how would you better it?
4. What one thing would you like to be rid of?
5. Pick or write a quote.
Nominees Of Between Ten To Twenty People:
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of this honor; I truly appreciate it. I believe that once given, it is an honor bestowed which cannot be returned. It can only be acknowledged in gratitude and granted to others. Participation, being in that it is time-consuming, is voluntary, and doing so is in no manner obligatory upon the individual to whom it was given. I hope, though, that you will choose to accept. Thank you, again.