A smile never increases in price or decreases in value.
Last week Janelle Madigan awarded me The Versatile Blogger Award. Caveats are:
1. That I post the logo along with this blog.
2. That I list seven things you may not know about me.
3. That I pass the award on to three other bloggers.
First of all, I want to thank Janelle for the award. I really appreciate it.
Secondly, I need to pass it along to three other bloggers. When I won another award recently, I avoided both my WWBC friends and my LLC friends because I was afraid of offending the ones I didn’t award it to. Think I’ll bite the bullet this time and not worry about that.
Here are the bloggers I’m awarding this to. I’m sure everyone who reads my blogs knows all three of them, but I’ll say a brief word about each.
Kristen Lamb, my dear friend and Warrior Writers Boot Camp co-founder, is a wife, mother and prolific writer. She has two NF books out there which most of you have read and is working with Ingrid Schaffenburg on a screenplay, along with blogging four times a week. Most of her blogs are about writing, but she covers the gamut about that subject.
Jenny Hansen, my co-Life Lister, is a wife, mother and very versatile blogger. She writes a series on Saturdays on problem births that keeps me on the edge of my seat waiting for the next edition. She also blogs on other subjects, including explaining technical things to dummies like me.
Catie Rhodes, a fellow Texan, blogs on various places and people involved in Texas history, as well as spooky things she finds here and there around the state. I know less about her personal life, but she’s an outstanding writer whose blogs frequently include large doses of humor.
I’m proud to award The Versatile Blogger Award to all three of these wonderful people. If you’re not following them, you should.
Now, for the seven things you probably don’t know about me:
1. I’m the most tech-unsavvy person on the internet. My WWBC buddies laugh all the time at the things I don’t know how to do.
2. Unlike almost every other writer on the planet, I read very little because of a reading disability. It takes me three or four times as long as most people to read a page.
3. Although some think I have attention deficit disorder, I really . . . ooh, look—a squirrel!
4. I’ll travel anywhere in the United States or Canada at the drop of a hat, but I have little interest in travel elsewhere.
5. I used to shoot near par on the golf course, but I’ve had to give the game up completely due to shoulder problems.
6. I have the smartest and most beautiful daughter on the planet. She gets her looks from her mother and her brains from my father. They were both high school valedictorians, but it skips a generation.
7. A judge in a cruise ship karaoke contest once told me I should give up my day job and pursue a career in country music. Unfortunately, I was nearly 66 at the time. I decided to pursue writing instead.
Well, there you have it. Now you know a lot more about me than you ever wanted to know.
David N. Walker is a Christian father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years as a health insurance agent. Most of that career was spent in Texas, but for a few years he traveled many other states. He started writing about 20 years ago, and has six unpublished novels to use as primers on how NOT to write fiction. Since his retirement from insurance a few years ago, he has devoted his time to helping Kristen Lamb start Warrior Writers’ Boot Camp and trying to learn to write a successful novel himself.
Sorry to be getting to the party late. Thanks for the award. 😀 Very interesting about the golf. I’ve played exactly once and it was…well, have you ever seen that episode of I Love Lucy where she and Ethel learn to play golf? It was about like that. LOL
You’re welcome, Catie.
Congrats on the award, David! You should make a video of you singing and post it on your blog! We are all looking forward to hearing you!
You didn’t read Item 1 on my list. I wouldn’t have a clue how to do that if I wanted to. Thanks for the kudos, though, Fabio.
I am so very honored to be on this list! You even put me there with two of my very favorite bloggers. I reiterate the audiobook idea so you don’t have to give up the pleasure of books over a little reading issue.
You are a beautiful writer and a lovely, compassionate man and you deserve every award you receive!! Thank you for passing it on to me.
I have a post in my drafts about blog awards, I just need to stop and finish it and add my lovely new Versatile blog award to the list. 🙂
Thanks for your kind words, Jenny. The honor is mine to have you included here.
We don’t laugh, David, it’s the strong coffee, it makes us choke. Really.
After all the tea you drink, Nigel, coffee probably would make you choke.
Country Music Star! I can totally see it. Maybe you can get into the local scene… down by the stockyards or somethin 😉
I’ve sung several times at a theater in Mansfield. Small crowds, though.
Have you tried reading while exercising? Works for me. 😉 I really respect your honesty and the fat that you write and read as you can, challenges aside. Congrats on your award!
Congratulations on the award. We want to hear you sing!
Get me an invitation to the Grand Ole Opry, and I guarantee I’ll show up. lol
Congrats on the award! I love your random facts… what a fun guy you are!
Thanks, Tameri. Have I ever told you I love your smile?
Why no you haven’t! Thank you (now I’m blushing like a school girl). You just totally made my day.
It’s always fun getting to know a little more about our friends. A singer, eh? I think Kristen should commission you to entertain the troops at DFW! Audio books might be a good choice for, if you like to read.
You’re getting quite a list of awards compiled, David. You sure do deserve them. Congrats.
Thanks, Marcia. One of my highlights so far has been being asked to join Life List Club.
Congratulations on a well deserved blog award!
How about audio books? Would that help you read faster? Personally I love when someone reads to me, thus I always have an audio book (usually more than one at any given time) at my fingertips 🙂
Hadn’t thought about that, Angela. Thanks for the kudos.
I’m impressed you got up at 3:30 or 4:00 am to read this. Didn’t know you looked forward to my blogs THAT much. Anyway, thanks, Sis.
Interesting, Bro. By the way, Lynn’s dad is no dummy. Sounds like you and I share to frustration of being slow readers. I read anyway … but I’m also slow.