Share Your World — Better Late Than Never

I thought something was missing earlier today. Sure enough, Melanie was late with her weekly Share Your World questions. But as she, herself, said, better late never. So let’s get to it.

Do you think there is such a thing as a ‘gendered’ brain?

Absolutely. Men and women are wired differently. I refer you to the book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, written by American author and relationship counselor, John Gray. I rest my case.94119036-F52F-4457-B6B2-5FE304233B39

What is the silliest fear you have? 

My wife. She scares the shit outta me!

Out of your family members, who are you closest to?

My wife. She scares the shit outta me!

What is something you’ll NEVER do again?

Antagonize my wife.

If you’d like, please share a photo or a comment about something good that’s happened recently!

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On a serious note, I love my wife and she doesn’t really scare the shit out of me. But you know…happy wife, happy life.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #25

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration. By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

Today I am borrowing my provocative question from Ursula at An Upturned Soul. In a recent post she indicated that one sign of “existential intelligence” is that you “regularly wonder what happens to us after death as well as where we were before we were born.”

I’m not sure I even understand what “existential intelligence” is, but I do have a position on where we were before we were born (nowhere, we didn’t exist) and what happens to us after death (poof, we’re gone and no longer exist). I guess that’s not very existential of me. Oh well.

But I thought it would be fascinating to find out what all of you think.

So today’s provocative question is all about the before and after:

“Where do you believe you were you before you were born and what do you believe will happen to you after you die?”

If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And most important, have fun.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #24

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration. By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

The fear of failing can be immobilizing. It can cause you to do nothing. Most people, at some point in their lives, have probably experienced this fear of failure. As a result, they may resist taking a chance on doing something that might otherwise have led to great success.

So my provocative question is this:

“Have you ever been so afraid of failing at something that you decided not to try it at all? What’s one thing would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And most important, have fun.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

In Other Words — Wishes of Hope

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My wishes are hopeful and crystal clear

There is no mystery to what I want for this year

I want someone or something to assuage my fear

To deliver us form this firestorm before we all disappear

And that a return our world’s natural order is near


This post was written for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the word “wishes.”

Also written for these one-word prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (hopeful), Daily Addictions (clear), Ragtag Daily Prompt (mystery), Fandago’s One-Word Challenge (deliver), Michael’s Writing Prompts (firestorm), and Your Daily Word Prompt (natural).