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...

Thursday, May 12, 2011

How Close Are You To Your Dreams

This young lady, a talented musician, fit in my arms years ago when I said
I would operate as her Godmother. Differing roads and varying perspectives
may have "fired" me, essentially from a job I accepted then, in earnest.

And these many years later I cannot help but want to help her realize her
passion, her dream of her first recording. She's a talented and wild creative -
and if that sparks a fire of enthusiasm in you...I'd love for you to visit her
project page and put some money in the rainbow pot.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kathryndueber/the-kathryn-dueber-project

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