This week Melanie from sparksfromacombustiblemind is doing something a little different. Still questions and answers, but this week she’s gathered those from other bloggers. There are a few more than usual too, which you can choose to answer all of or some of. If you’ve done the question on that other blogger’s site, feel free to use the answer you gave to them if you want. Each blogger is credited for their contribution.
Courtesy of Rory:
Are we losing the art of listening in comparison to simply hearing?
I’d say so, BIG TIME.
How often do you openly discuss with friends or here in WP with your readership topics that make you feel uncomfortable or may be taboo or stigma laden?
It depends on the subject though I tend to avoid religion and politics. I have my opinion, but don’t like to foist it on everyone else, though if I feel I have something contributory to add, then I will.
Do you think that these discussions should be freely discussed and written about more?
There are certain things I am sick of seeing, reading and hearing about. I’ll leave it at that.
Did you have a nickname as a child and if so, what was [or what is it now]?
My great grandfather used to call me his little Dido. At school, one of the more horrible pupils nicknamed me Mother Nature. It was not meant kindly at the time, but if she could see me now, she’d choke on it.
Why is there still ‘stuff’ we simply just don’t understand despite our progressive world?
Too many fingers in too many pies, too many chiefs and not enough indians, and money talks, but doesn’t go where it was intended or should.
Would you rather double your height or lose half your weight? (In response to last week’s double your weight, half your height query). Thanks Leslie!
Edited response: question misread.
I’d be happy to halve my weight
Suggestion by Leslie – Swot8
What is your most essential kitchen tool? (Can be a person you know. For the non-cooks in the crowd).
Kettle……………. boils water for tea, soup, porridge, tea, pasta, did I say tea?
If the power’s out, then it has to be my utility knife as with it, I can prepare a meal that needs no cooking.
Courtesy of Roger Shipp