Sunshine Blogger Award – Challenge Accepted

Posted: February 15, 2016 in Opinions and Observations, Uncategorized
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Thank you Solani for the nomination! I appreciate it and I thoroughly enjoyed the process! Vintage Sapience: Old fashioned wisdom. Understanding good sense, discerning intelligence. This says it all.  If only we could find more of these attitudes in the ‘real world’! 


  1. Thank the person that nominated you
  2. Answer the questions from the person that nominated you
  3. Nominate some other bloggers for this award
  4. Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated
  5. Notify the bloggers you have nominated.

What makes you smile?

So many things.  My children learning and growing.  Solving complex problems even with little or no facts to rely on.  Great music of all kinds and the wonderful comments and support I get on my blog from followers

What do you do to relax?

Playing and writing music.  LONG bike rides or hiking.  Yoga.  For me, physical exercise is a great way to relax as my day is usually focused on mental challenges……

What made you start a blog?

The best way to answer this is to link to an article from my daughter as the catalyst for starting MIDIMike:

What is your biggest dream?

To be able to travel around the globe and meet members of my blog

What do you expect from your readers?

Mainly honesty.  Sharing thoughts from all over the world that can help open my eyes to things I cannot see on my own.  To allow me to learn from their experiences and           observations.

What motivates you?

Others in need.  Again I love to solve problems.  The desire to make my little piece of the world a better place however I can. To be liked and appreciated by those I love, admire and  respect.

Who/What is the inspiration for your writing?

To let the constant whirlwind of emotions I keep inside out.  To state something in a way so others can see the obvious irony in and around all of us.





Question 1  If you won the lottery or became very wealthy, what would you do differently than today?

Question 2  If someone’s ideas clearly opposed your beliefs and needed help defending them, would you help them?

Question 3 If you could tell the entire world one thing, what would it be?

Question 4 Are you a ‘big picture’ person or a ‘detail’ person?

Question 5  Assuming you believed in reincarnation, other than human, what animal would you want to be?

Question 6  Other than a job or something you get paid to do, what do you think is your greatest talent?

Question 7  What was the last picture you took?

Congratulations to all the winners. I can’t wait to read your answers!

  1. Congratulations and thanks for the nomination!

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  2. The Bioman says:

    Why, I’m flabbergasted!! Thanks for the nomination, M&M! Much appreciated! B

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  3. niasunset says:

    Congratulations dear Mike. I loved your all answers, especially number 3 🙂 and one of your answers to the reader… Thank you for sharing with us, and thank you for the nomination too. Blessing and Happiness, love, nia

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    • midimike says:

      Thanks! I cheated a little on #3 as she answered that question better than I ever could! This last year as a blogger has been a great experience for me. I am glad you are part of this community.

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  4. tmezpoetry says:

    Aww thanks Mike, I feel honored. And it is nice to read your answers to the questions. 🙂

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  5. Nicodemas says:

    Thank you Mike this is a wonderful honor! I stopped doing awards but it is a great blessing to be nominated! Peace!

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  6. Azul Zaffre says:

    Congrats on your award, Mike–and thanks for the nomination, though I don’t do the awards; it’s nice of you to think of me. Your questions for nominees are interesting, as are your replies. I read the post from your daughter and replied there–what an amazing blessing.

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    • midimike says:

      I do understand what you mean about awards. It is the thought that counts as they say! I have a tendency to be a little ‘out there’ sometimes and it probably reflects in my questions LOL. Had she not put so much passion into this I would not have started the blog, but I have been surprised how much I actually enjoy it. Thank you as always!


      • Azul Zaffre says:

        I see blogging as a wonderfully beneficial addition to my life–and that it’s free, is enough to make me do the happy-dance. So I will be forever grateful to my neighbor who got me started, and patiently tutored and encouraged me. Actually, that’s a fun mini-story–if you’re interested, I’ll share more… Thus, I applaud your daughter for nudging you into the blog world 🙂 And by the way, when I started my first blog in Aug 2011 I was initially terrified by the “blog awards”–I thought they were “real”, and carried some awesome responsibility I would surely fail to meet. But I got over that, and became quite the “award banquet hostess”–it took much time and energy, which is why I no longer can do it, but readers did find my “acceptance posts” (banquets) very entertaining. Best to you always–hug that girl for me 🙂

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  7. writeupmyalleyblog says:

    Nice to meet another blogger. Loved your answers.

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  8. Nicole says:

    Congrats and thanks for the nomination! I feel honored that you thought of me…thank you.

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  9. Congratulations. The letter from your daughter says so much, not only truth about telling people who inspire you that they do, but what an awesome person you are. That is so what blogging here in this community is about, meeting awesome people such as yourself.

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    • midimike says:

      That is very kind. Her letter to me was irresistible and hard to ignore. Like I would be letting her down if I did not begin this journey. I am just a guy. Like so many others, trying to do the best I can. And you are so right about this community. Truly, the pleasure is all mine. Thank you again.

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  10. othermary says:

    Thank you, MM. I too am honored.

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  11. michnavs says:

    Thanks for nominating me…

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  13. rubiredsaid says:

    This came as a surprise and I thank you so very much!
    To my first question on winning the lottery I would donate to the medical teams who have been trying to solve my medical problems for years, my daughters, grand and great grand children, using my discretion with other people.
    (2)I guess only to a degree, because I still may not see their argument/reasoning as valuable.
    (3)I would love to tell the world to love, love and let love ,love you!
    (4)Detail shows the bigger picture, just like a person who fabricates tales you can’t see the real truth unless it is provided with evidence which is substantial!
    (5)I think I’d like to be a bird, possibly and Eagle!
    (6)I like to think one of my talents is to console people going through a bad time, that is to listen and understand their point of view, whilst helping them to see the reality.
    (7)The last picture ever taken by me was of some pink flowers, they were just blossoming and looked really fabulous.
    Thank you for including me in this journey, and best wishes!

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