Liebster Award

This is the second time I’ve been nominated. I was honored the first time, but didn’t feel at all worthy, so I didn’t respond. I still don’t feel worthy, but I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter how I feel about these things. BillyMac has nominated me for this award, and I cannot express how honored I am. He included me in an amazing list of other writers, and his reasons for listing me alone had me speechless. I had considered saying, no thank you, “award free” site here. While I mostly intend to be, I truly wish to accept this one from Billy.


For those of you that don’t know, the Liebster Award seeks to highlight new/newer/newish bloggers. When you are nominated, you are summoned to:

1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you and display the award logo.

2. Answer 11 questions that the blogger gives you.

3. Nominate 5-11 blogs that you think are deserving of the award.

4. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Let the bloggers know of their nomination!


Here are Billy’s questions for me:

1) Why did you start blogging? I found myself with all these thoughts inside me that I no longer could contain. Man by day, Wulf by night? Maybe. So I started writing a couple entries. One day wrote a poem. Apparently it wasn’t very bad. I wrote more. I eventually was convinced I wrote things that people loved to read.

2) What do you like most about yourself? My quick wit.

3) What would you change about yourself? My self-doubt. It rears its head all too often.

4) If you could sit on a park bench and talk with anyone for an hour, living or dead, who would you pick? Jesus Christ. You didn’t put why would we would choose them, but I would want to ask him..”Seriously, dude. What the fuck? I mean c’mon. Do you know HOW many people have died or cause pain because of you?”

5) Who would you pick to play you in your biopic? Daniel Day Louis (although he’d need to put on a few pounds).

6) What is your favorite childhood memory? I had a great childhood, but it would have to be the time my dad took me on a little weekend trip. Just the two of us, when I was 11 years old. We went to another city for the weekend about an hour away. We stayed in a hotel, and had dinner. He said he wanted to take me to a movie. What did I want to see? I told him Blazing Saddles. (I was 11 remember.) He stopped eating, looked at me and said. “OK…but if you tell your mother, I will KILL you.” I finally told her about 15 years ago when my dad was still alive. We laughed, and he said “I still want to kill you.”

7) What one food would you pick if you were stuck on a desert island? My mom’s homemade spaghetti and meatballs.

8) If you could, would you ask for a do-over for any period of your life? I am sure there are things I would do different, or paths I choose or not choose…but all of them made me who I am. They are my sum. I would have trouble removing one without unraveling who I am.

9) What smell reminds you of your childhood? My mom’s homemade spaghetti and meatballs.

10) Who is your biggest influence? I would say my dad in general. Rush, and Neil Peart as influencing my heart/soul and as a writer.

11) Does your family know about your blog? No…no they don’t. I think that’s why Billy referred to me as the Wulf by night writer.


Here are my nominees. I am sure there will be some duplication as the circles I travel don’t always widen. I am sure many of them have been nominated before. However, since it’s my blog and my rules…I can do that. Oh and it doesn’t matter if you are an Award Free blogger. You don’t have to accept and participate, but it doesn’t mean I don’t think you are fucking awesome. And I would really love to hear the answers to my questions regardless in the comments section.

  1. Bojana’s Coffee and Confessions To Go: This writer has an uncanny ability to touch you with humor when all you want to do is cry. I don’t know if I can recall any other that does it with such ease and care. The way she is able to write with multiple voices is nothing short of brilliant. She is one of the most resistant people I have met via this medium. It’s no wonder she is referenced by so many other bloggers.

2. Stories from the Edge of Blindness:  Susan Richardson is NOT a new blogger. And I don’t give a shit. She is one of the most amazing writers I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Her style is so transporting. Her journey is one you do NOT want to pass up. The way she tells these stories will bring you along with her, and you will feel as though you are there. Oh and her poetry fucking rocks!!!

3. Tom Being Tom: Or as I like to call him, my brother from a parallel universe. Talk about a gift. He is…and so is his writing. There is a flow and ease to what he writes, and his love for his love shines through every word. (Not to mention for his wife and dog.)

4. A Writer’s Soul:  Her poetry is prolific and personal. She explores more sides of love, lust and all its ugly glory than I have ever read. Her style is all her own, and she is unafraid to speak her mind in her poems.

5. Summoning Magic: A Gypsy’s Tale: Another not very new blog. Also a must read. Brook’s impact on me and my blogging is out there for anyone to research. She took me by storm when I dove into her adventures, and her crisp, clean writing was beautiful. She’s not afraid to share her story, and there is a lot to share.

6. Visions of Paul: Body ~ Mind ~ Spirit: Paul is another prolific poet that paints amazing tales with his words. Sometimes bright, sometimes fierce, angry, or in lust. He has a way of constructing elaborate images with simple phrases.

7. Flawed Pearls: You can’t get there from here, but no list would be complete for me unless I mentioned her. Her site is private (no link posted for that reason), but DAAAAAMN can she write. She hates compliments, so this form of recognition ought really earn me some brownie points. She is one of the most amazing human beings I have ever had the pleasure to read and get to know.


Here are my 11 questions for each of you:

  1. Do you or have you had a celebrity hall pass with a significant other? The 5 celebrities you could sleep with if given the chance. Who are they?
  2. What is the first song you remember changing your soul?
  3. If you could only visit one foreign country, which one would it be and why?
  4. Do you believe there is life anywhere else in the universe?
  5. What is your favorite dinosaur?
  6. Do you prefer to watch a sunrise or sunset and why?
  7. If you could time travel to one period of history and watch it unfold, what would it be?
  8. What was the first album or CD you ever owned?
  9. What is your dream vehicle?
  10. If you could tell one person, with no repercussions, to go fuck themselves. Who would it be?
  11. Who has influenced your writing the most?

55 comments

  1. No one deserves it more! I absolutely love ya, my parallel compadre. And you’ll be happy to note that, this morning, on the way to “church,” New World Man came on the radio and I cranked that bitch until it was through, then sat and thought about the lyrics for a few minutes before heading in for that first beer. Let them wait. I’m old enough to know what’s right but still young enough not to choose it. 😉

    Your answers were amazing, and your questions even more so. I’ll address them, one way or another, shortly. Unfortunately, each one made me think of so many things I could write a post about each one. Damn you.

    Thank you for … shit … everything!!

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  2. I’m afraid I can’t accept your nomination, not because you didn’t respond to mine (shame on you, boy), nor because I feel unworthy (be free to borrow some of my self-esteem), but because…you know: an award-free blogger. BTW, THANKS for thinking I’m fucking awesome. The feeling is mutual.

    Now quickly to my answers:

    1. No. But, now that I think of it, it’d be ideal if we both chose a celebrity free pass to make the playing field even. Hub is pretty liberal and I’m sure he wouldn’t get mad at me for wanting to spend a night (or two) with:
    George Clooney, Mads Mikkelsen, George Clooney, Mads Mikkelsen, George Clooney (5, you said?)
    2. Give me one more night (Serbian rock band Kerber).
    3. The States, to see gators (and all you lovely people).
    4. There must be. The notion of being alone is rather depressing.
    5. Pterosaur (I don’t have fear of flying).
    6. Both (while my Sun is rising, somebody’s setting).
    7. Ancient Greece, Jazz Age (in the U.S. and Paris).
    8. Various Artists: the late 70/early 80s (I need a hero, Ra ra Rasputin, Lover of the Russian queen, that kind of stuff).
    9. A sailboat (to sail the oceans and the seven seas) and a paraglider wing (to fly over the mountains).
    10. My first-door neighbor in both Munich and Belgrade.
    11. Some of my favorite authors, that is the specific techniques of narration they used (Faulkner and Virginia Woolf’s stream of consciousness (sth like this: https://bloggingwithbojana.com/2017/08/27/like-a-cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof/), and James Joyce’s deployment of a variety of styles within a single piece of writing: both formal and informal language, newspaper articles, sarcasm, and criticism of sentimentality). A blogger (an excellent one, make sure you check him out: https://drmolaplume.com/) often calls me Joyce’s pupil, which is one of the rarest compliments I’ve accepted without feeling awkward about it.

    That’s all folks. Happy?

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          1. Well, I’m so glad.
            Please do. I was pretty emotional back then.

            There are couple of more which I’d say really marked my teenage years and coming of age.
            EKV – Krug (circle).
            EKV – Ti si sav moj bol (you’re all my pain). No need to know the lyrics, just concentrate on the music. They were really something.

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  3. This is so deserved; you are more than worthy. You are an incredibly talented writer, a rare and beautiful person, and you know I totally love you! It is so great to learn more about you through your fantastic answers to Billy’s fantastic questions! Your compliments to me mean more than you know; I continue to be overwhelmed by your praise and the way you treat me and my writing with such heart and care. I probably won’t do this thing according the rules, as rules aren’t really how I roll, but, when I am out of my flu fog (hopefully in the next couple of days), I will definitely answer your questions.

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      1. You had to ask questions that made me think….this counts as my writing for the day Wulf!!!!! You are the best! Here are my answers as I emerge from my flu fog.

        1. Do you or have you had a celebrity hall pass with a significant other? The 5 celebrities you could sleep with if given the chance. Who are they? Although no hall pass, my husband and I would never deny each other a bit of fantasy. So… Sean Pertwee (aka Alfred), Antonio Banderas, James McAvoy, Idris Elba, and Patricia Arquette.
        2. What is the first song you remember changing your soul? It was probably Serpentine Fire, by Earth Wind & Fire. My mom loved them and used to play that song a lot; I think it was when I learned that music gets into your blood.
        3. If you could only visit one foreign country, which one would it be and why? Ireland, because I have always known my heart lives there.
        4. Do you believe there is life anywhere else in the universe? I do; it seems unthinkable that we are all there is in the whole of the universe.
        5. What is your favorite dinosaur? Stegosaurus; they seem so gentle and gorgeous and remind me of Rhino’s.
        6. Do you prefer to watch a sunrise or sunset and why? The sun is not my friend, so the setting is my preference.
        7. If you could time travel to one period of history and watch it unfold, what would it be? I would go back to the beginning of the Elizabethan age, to see Elizabeth the 1st at the birth of her reign. I have always been interested in that period of history.
        8. What was the first album or CD you ever owned? I can remember the first album I bought myself; it was The Jackson 5’s, Destiny.
        9. What is your dream vehicle? Either a classic Jag (with a driver, of course) or a space age driverless car.
        10. If you could tell one person, with no repercussions, to go fuck them-self. Who would it be? That orange abomination.
        11. Who has influenced your writing the most? 2 writers come to mind: Sylvia Plath, because her poetry showed me the teeth and bones of writing, the power of language and the beauty of despair. Amy Tan, because she showed me magic, the magic of words, stories and of the heart.

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        1. Loved your answers…thank you so much for revealing even more of your amazing self. I was a big J5 fan when I was younger, and loved the Tower of Power. Outstanding Hall Pass!!!

          Glad it helped get your mental wheels rolling again. I got hit with that flu…was NOT fun. Get better.

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  4. Congrats on this award, this is great. I wasn’t sure what the Liebster Award was for, so thanks so sharing that tid bit. Keep responding to the award posts, it’s cool to get to know you and from the way you’ve described these other bloggers has me wanting to keep up with them as well!

    Nice to stop by, Happy Monday.

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          1. Oh, that’s nice! Thank you!

            1. I’d rather not pick five, because I wouldn’t like to have them fight each other over me. So I’ll just say Christian Bale. But I would make it clear to him it’s nothing serious.

            2. Should I Stay or Should I Go, by The Clash. I was at primary school when I first heard it. It was different to anything I had heard before.

            3. Only one foreign country? Hmm… England. I know enough of its history to understand what I’m seeing.

            4. I think there is a good chance. But its not a subject I really care about.

            5. I don’t have a favorite dinosaur. My nephew would be happy to answer this question. I think he would have chosen T-Rex.

            6. Both. They are both beautiful. Maybe the sunrise is a little happier – a new day starts.

            7. The Middle Ages.

            8. You know, I can’t remember!

            9. A car someone else drives for me.

            10. I would like to say that to many politicians. They are so many, I can’t choose.

            11. Again, I can’t say. There are so many writers I admire, I think most of them taught me something.

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            1. Great answers, and thank you SO much for replying. I bet Christian Bale would be heart broken upon hearing it too!!!

              The Clash had effect on many. I can can understand it having that sort of soul-altering impact.

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