FOUR THINGS TO ASK A STRANGER (almost a parody)

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One way to get to know a person you've just met is to ask them to tell you about their favorite friends. It's said that a person essentially becomes an aggregate of the five people with whom they spend the most time.

There's another telling question to ask a stranger. It's all about a book.

1) Is there one book that you have re-read and will read again (and again)?
2) What is the most recent book that you've read and what stands out to you most?
3) What is the title of a book you recommend most often to friends?
4) What was the last book you read that made you so sad when it came to the end? (Because you wanted to keep on reading, not because the ending was sad!).

If the person you are just getting to know has never re-read a book, can't remember what stood out from the last book they read, doesn't recommend books to friends and has never felt sad to stop reading an excellent book...

I suggest that you stop conversing with them. And, perhaps, run. Kidding (not kidding). Perhaps you might consider striking up a conversation with someone else that you might want to get to know. AND start THAT conversation off by recommending a book you've recently read...

Friday, December 3, 2010

Writing with Mary Anne Radmacher

Beginning January 3 Mary Anne guides Focus Phrase™. The theme emphasizes: health, promises to yourself, service with compassion and gratitude. Enrollment’s until 12/27 for $229, which includes a signed copy of LIVE WITH INTENTION

This writing process, created out of mary anne’s lifelong practice of personal writing, is a great way to begin 2011. Even appropriate for people who think they are “non writers.” maryanneradmacher10@me.com for more information or to register.

The actual theme for the month is a Guatemalan Native Blessing:

Long life, Honey in the Heart, No evil, Thirteen Thank yous.

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