Rules from the originating poster Melanie Cee:
This week I’m doing something a little different. Still questions and answers, but this week I’ve gathered those from other bloggers. There are a few more than usual too, which you can choose to answer all of or some of. If you’ve done the question on that other blogger’s site, feel free to use the answer you gave to them if you want. Each blogger is credited for their contribution.
Courtesy of Rory:
Are we losing the art of listening in comparison to simply hearing? Yes, most of the time I think people just make out as if their listening, but if you asked them what you just said they wouldn’t know and I have been guilty of that myself.
How often do you openly discuss with friends or here in WP with your readership topics that make you feel uncomfortable or may be taboo or stigma laden? If they come up, I answer them. I am advocating for mental illness and invisible illnesses.
Do you think that these discussions should be freely discussed and written about more? Yes I do.
Did you have a nickname as a child and if so, what was [or what is it now]? Terri as a child and up to 2012 til I changed it to Tessa for blogging. Though old friends and of course family still call me Terri.
Why is there still ‘stuff’ we simply just don’t understand despite our progressive world? Because we don’t care to understand. We are all wrapped up in ourselves.
Would you rather double your height or lose half your weight? (In response to last week’s double your weight, half your height query). Thanks Leslie! I would like to lose half my weight. That other one wouldn’t have fit for me.
Suggestion by Leslie – Swot8
What is your most essential kitchen tool? (Can be a person you know. For the non-cooks in the crowd). Robert Irvine (cook and love his show “Restaurant Impossible.”
Courtesy of Roger Shipp
Who is one blogger you really admire and why? Trent McDonald – he encourages us to smile.
Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian
Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/
Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.