Oh, but you flatter me

Stop the blog, I'm a winner!

Sara Roswell, of Life's A Wheeze, has crowned me a Stylish Blogger. She calls me her "main wheezer" and "running sympathizer." I love this. Go wheezers! I hope the award comes with a gold-plated inhaler.

While flattery does wonders for the spirit (and my complexion), I quickly recognized this honor requires a serving of self-absorption. But like a slumber party of giddy confessions, I'm playing along — and hope you will, too.

The Stylish Blogger Award Rules
- Make this a post & link back to the person who gave you the award
- Share seven things about yourself
- Award five great bloggers
- Contact the bloggers to tell them they've won!

Seven Things

I am a writer who has worn all writerly hats: newspaper reporter, editor, corporate communicator, grant writer, copywriter, publicist and poet. Note: I think this nugget alone should qualify as my seven things about myself.

I am curious. I ask a lot of questions. This is often misunderstood (or perhaps keenly perceived) as nosy.

I have asthma and I run (well, really, a slow jog, a slog). See photo.

My favorite words (today) are moxie, grit, crafty, squeamish, skirmish.

I love nuts, the food, as well as nuts, the people.

I was born in Portland, Oregon, and have since lived in: San Diego, California; Denver, Colorado; Durango, Colorado; New York, New York; Seattle, Washington; Goldendale, Washington; The Dalles, Oregon; Ouray, Colorado; Laramie, Wyoming; Yachats, Oregon.

I can't imagine anyone wants to know this much about me.

Five Favorite Blogs

The Blog of Unnecessary Quotation Marks - Bethany Keeley-Jonker

 Both Fires - Molly Spencer

Lisa Romeo Writes - Lisa Romeo

Book of Kells - Kelli Russell Agodon

What I Wore - Jessica Quirk

Thank you, Sara, for this fun award. And thank you, bloggers & readers, for your support, encouragement  and participation in this vast, and increasingly interconnected, world.