Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

Yesterday I received this award from a dear friend and a fine poet, Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik (actually, she nominated me as one of 7 for the award - there are some stipulations to be completed which I am doing immediately so I am comfortable accepting the badge and putting it up on my page). This innovative award was created very recently (Nov.24/12) by another fine poet, Hannah Gosselin - so thanks to Hannah and to Pearl, and to the community of wonderful poets of which I am lucky enough to be part.

As part of the Sisterhood Bloggers Award, I am to list seven things about myself:

  1.  I probably have more blogs up and running than I should admit to (at last count, somewhere around ten).
  2. Writing has been a mainstay in my life for as long as I can remember.
  3. Not many people know this but I placed third in the Romance Writers of Edmonton contest a few years ago.
  4. Arthritis has been (so far) the worst part of getting older; it mostly bothers me because I haven't got much of a grip left and I like to shoot (at targets).
  5. If I was independently wealthy - I'd pay off family debt, give a large whack to charity and spend the rest of the time travelling the world (and probably still writing).
  6. Lately I find myself obsessed by certain computer games - only against myself - but still - I am surprised.
  7. If I couldn't write, read and be with family (Lord, I sound boring) - I don't know what I'd do. I find myself wondering about receiving this award as I write these seven things. I can't seem to think of much of interest to say. However, "interesting" wasn't one of the prerequisites ... so, I'm still going with honoured and grateful to Pearl and Hannah,


  1. Aww... thanks for thinking of me Sharon!

  2. Nice post. And I seriously doubt that you are boring, nor is your life. And you are quite deserving of this award.

    Thanks for nominating me :-) You're so sweet.

  3. Boring! Have you forgotten Italy and the way you described that exquisite light? Your Twiggy years that still shine in your sense of self? But more the essential luminous quality that lights all you write shining moral outrage and love.... Boring? Perhaps you are so far from boring because you simply live your life and do not shout the inventory of all your many gifts! ...mhmm and no I think few people know about your romantic novel prize! (Nor your poetry honors either! )

  4. Dear Sharon,

    I'm in the middle of an historic depression, and this was very sweet of you, but I'm not up to accepting the award... very tacky to show up on the red carpet with unwashed hair that looks like a greying Gumby, plus pjs...

    Your take care, and I think you completely deserve this award. And don't worry, I'll get through it, I even wrote a poem about it. Love, Amy and here's the poem:


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