Mystery Blogger Award: Take Four

For the fourth time, I am happy to announce that I have been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award. This is:

An award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with so much love and passion. – Okoto Enigma

As before, this nomination came from my friend Rory of A Guy Called Bloke. Rory writes excellent poems and stories about a variety of topics. Some concern his life with Asperger’s syndrome, others are written from the perspective of his dog, and still more address an eclectic range of topics. Be sure to check out his blog.

Rules of the Mystery Blogger Award

  • Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 10-20 bloggers you feel deserve the award.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

Three Things About Me

  1. I have a tendency to become so hyper-focused on a project that I literally forget about everything else: except coffee.
  2. The late Anthony Bourdain was someone I admired a great deal, and his death was hard to take.
  3. I have recently been accepted to present a poster about my master’s thesis at The Wildlife Society’s annual conference in October. I will let everyone know more about that in approximately two weeks, once I finish my Belize series.

Answers to Rory’s Questions

Are we truly alone in the Universe?

Absolutely not. Statistically speaking, it is highly unlikely that Earth is the only planet with ‘intelligent’ life.

Only 5% of the ocean is explored, meaning that 95% is uncharted territory. So, what’s down at the bottom?

Probably a balrog.

How could a being made from shadow and flame survive at the bottom of the ocean? You are asking too many questions. Balrog Lord of the Rings by Graeme. CC BY 3.0

Will the governments ever truly allow for a cure to be found to cancer?

Yes, but only the wealthy will have access to it.

How can we solve the global population problem?

The most ethical and important move we can make is to work for greater equity between the sexes. As women’s access to healthcare, education, and ability to decide what to do with their own bodies goes up, birthrates decline.

Fountains of youth and magical elixirs don’t exist, apparently. So, could we live forever?

As scientists continue to unravel the mysteries of the human genome, it is impossible to know what might happen in the future. But should a ‘cure’ for aging ever be developed, only the extremely wealthy will be able to afford it. The rest of us will be left to wither and die.


Below are my nominees for the Mystery Blogger award, listed in no particular order. Remember, nominations are a token of my appreciation – no one is obligated to participate.

Questions for Nominees

  1. Would you rather read a book or watch television?
  2. If you had the opportunity to learn about any topic, which one would you choose?
  3. In a few words, what would be your ideal vacation?
  4. Which suits you more: living in a large city or a small town? Or maybe someplace even more rural?
  5. Weird question: If you could be any fantasy creature, which one would you choose?

13 Thoughts

  1. Thank you so much for the nomination! I definitely want to make time to do this! (The first time I read through the post, I read the answers to your questions and didn’t see the nominations part at the end)


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