On Getting the Versatile Blogger Award

My friend and fellow blogger,  Aliker David Martin, just notified me today that he nominated me to be the recipient of the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks, Aliker and congratulations yourself. I’m flabbergasted; the Geezer never gets nominated for anything! So I need to share 7 things about myself as well as post the award and link back to Aliker’s web site and pass along the honor to others. In fact, I think I’m supposed to do the following:

In accepting this award, I am obligated to:

  1. Thank the Award giver and link back to them in my blog post
  2. Share seven things about myself
  3. Pass this award along to recently discovered blogs I enjoy reading
  4. Contact my chosen bloggers to let them know about the award and post the award picture

The most important item is to link back to Aliker’s blog and that’s here at http://happinessnest.wordpress.com/.

The next important item is to forward the award to other blogs I’ve found helpful or inspirational, and it’s tough to leave anyone out. Here are a couple of my favorites:



I have a special connection to both these bloggers as you may know if you’ve followed my posts over the last month or so.

Probably the least important items are the 7 things about myself that I must share:

  1. I have the greatest wife in the world, and if you want to arm wrestle about it–go see Aliker.
  2. I am trying shut up so as to let the learners lead and these include medical students and resident physicians.
  3. I have never been addicted to fruitcake–I swear.
  4. My favorite pizza from the grocery freezer is Tombstone; for great pizza on a night out, I like Paisan’s restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin.
  5. I still edge our lawn with an old-fashioned rotary edger, and I would mow my lawn with an old-fashioned reel mower, but my wife won’t let me because I nearly passed out trying it this summer.
  6. I do not own a smart phone–yet.
  7. I don’t belong to a lodge but I believe in Red Green’s the Man’s Prayer: “I’m a man…but I can change…if I have to…I guess.”

So there you have it. I want to sincerely thank Aliker for this honor. Happy New Year!




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