FOUR THINGS TO ASK A STRANGER (almost a parody)

Welcome to Mary Anne Radmacher's blog.

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...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What It LOOKS LIKE To Live Your Creative Dream...

http://startsomethingnj.risingtidecapital.org/vote_public_social_health.html#vote

(copy and paste the URL if the link doesn't take you there).

That's where you'll go to vote for the FOOD FOR THE SOUL TRAIN project of
Amy Tingle Williamson and Maya Stein.  These two wordsmiths and artists
have a vintage trailer fully equipped with their inspiration to draw out
the creativity of any person that comes to the door.  They are artists of the
highest order in that they share what they know freely and with enthusiasm.
I've seen it myself. I've been blessed by it.  I cannot sing loudly enough:
please invest a moment of your time in their project funding.  Who knows...
the traveling FOOD FOR THE SOUL TRAIN might be able to come to
where you are waiting to create!

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