Receiving and Giving A Liebster Award

My good friend – and co-laborer with the TheoTek Hangout/Podcast – Wes Allen has nominated me for a Liebster Award. Many thanks Wes, and to those who might be reading and going “what’s this,” its simply a recognition of some of those folks who blog who might not get the kind of attention that those with larger followings tend to get – and its a chance for you to read a little something new, while learning something new about the person you’ve been reading/watching/following.

So, thanks for the award Wes, and due to my silly nature – this probably will end up appearing in a few arenas for me. And if you’ve not heard an honest pastor lately, Wes is really one of the class acts out there. Check out his blog Painfully Hopeful, or visit his church.

Rules for Receiving the Award

There are some rules to follow to receive this award. They are simple, but its the spirit of these rules which keeps things going:

  1. Thank and link the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions given by the nominator.
  3. Nominate 7 other bloggers, who have less than 200 followers and link them (guessing on the followers…).
  4. Create 7 new questions for the nominees to answer.
  5. Notify all nominees via social media/blogs.
  6. Celebrate this achievement.
  7. Stay motivated and keep blogging.

Responding to Wes’ Questions

What’s the last book you read, “just because?”

If you could shake one bad habit what would it be?

  • Interrupting folks before they finish speaking.

What is your all-time favorite academic subject and why?

  • Was always a fan of social studies because it offered not just an ability to study history, but the patterns and behaviors that shaped history. Unfortunately, as I got further along in school, social studies became this history of the majority culture.These days, finding those stories of minority cultures, and histories of groups that have passed on (or been assimilated into a larger narrative) tickles my readings and reflections.

What are your three favorite video games?

Kirk, Picard, or who cares?

Finish this statement, “These kids today…”

  • …will not inherit our opportunities, nor will they willingly accept our successes. They will validate their lives by the rules they create and break – and hopefully, by a world they will shape in a better image.

If you took a philosophy course where the final was one question, “Why?” what would you write?

  • Such a question indicates that I must validate my previous answers and perceptions, however this course has been an exploration of past questions and perceptions and my relation to them. “Why” indeed.

Nominations for the Next Liebster Award

Yes, I’m aware that I pointed to their blogs and Twitter accounts – I tend to believe that blogging isn’t just a writing-in-longform affair, and present history seems to bear that out. Wonder if someone will nuke the award formula by answering on a micro-blog 😉

Questions for the Nominees

  1. What piece of technology are you most thankful for, and couldn’t live without?
  2. What’s your go-to slow food?
  3. What’s a recent movie that disappointed you?
  4. What’s a place (location, event, or space) that you’ve visited recently that refreshed you in some manner?
  5. Preferred mode of getting to the other side of your city on a beautiful day: driving, biking, public transit, or walking?
  6. Who is a musician that you listen to that others might not be as tuned in towards (link to their music if possible)?
  7. What is a social service organization you admire/support, and why?

Again, many thanks to Wes Allen for the nomination, and the challenge to finally get something up on MMM. Not writing (there) is intentional – blogs are a lot more than our streams of thought – they are the ways in which we stitch the parts of our worlds together on a little bit of our own space.

Kind regards to all, and thanks for reading/sharing.