Thanks to Cee for another week of Share Your World – March 27, 2017.
Does your first or middle name have any significance (or were you named after another family member)?
Both my first and middle names have family significance, as I was named after my grandmothers: Mary (maternal grandmother) and Louise (paternal grandmother).
Music or silence while working?
I used to need just about complete silence while working (because all my work consists of reading, writing, or both). But when I went back to grad school for my Ph.D. in 2005, I discovered that special music designed to increase focus helped me work effortlessly. I think that part of the reason this type of music helped me so much is that I listened with headphones that drown out most exterior sound and poured the soothing music directly into my ears.
However, I still have trouble working in an environment with even minimal noise if I’m not wearing headphones.
If you had a special place for your three most special possessions (not including photos, electronics, people or animals), what would they be?
- A milk bottle from my grandfather’s dairy farm
- My maternal grandmother’s sapphire engagement ring
- My gold bracelet engraved “forever is now” that I wear in memory of my friend Frayne
The Never List: What are things you know you never will do?
- Vote for a Republican
- Bungee jump
- Humiliate a child
- Hike the Grand Canyon (while I do hope to see the Grand Canyon, I’m pretty sure I’ll never hike in it.)
- Ride a motorcycle
- Sky dive
- Run a marathon
- Learn the breaststroke
- Summit Mount Rainier
- Write a fantasy novel
Have a good week, everyone!
© 2017 by Mary Daniels Brown