Saturday, February 25, 2012

My First Blog Award

I recently received my first blog award.  (Some have commented about the “Pretty Colors” of this blog award, though not my favorite, I proudly accept and display the award.)  The Kreativ Blogger Award from Katrina over at

According to the rules, I must thank the giver.
Thank you, Katrina!
I must link to his/her blog. Okay I’m doing that.

 Next, I have to list 10 things about myself, and pass the award along to six other deserving bloggers.

1.)  I love seafood.

2.) I live at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg TN.

3.) I love classic rock, but can’t listen to it over and over on my mp3 player.  It gets too boreing.

4.) I like old scary movies.  Anything with Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, or weird monsters.  I love Creature from the Black Lagoon.

5.) My wife and I own and run a magic shop in the Arts and Crafts community.

6.) My wife and I carve bears with a chainsaw.

7.) I teach a songwriting course for the Talented and Gifted program at Walter’s State Community College in Morristown TN, on weekends in Jan. and Feb.  It's fun and the extra money comes in handy.

8.)  Last summer I got to go to Key West and visit the house of Ernest Hemingway.  (I’ve never read any of his books.)

9.) I play guitar.

10.) I just finished the Writing for Children and Teenagers ICL course! 

I'd like to pass the Kreativ Blogger Award along to:  I will fill it in as I go.

Ellen at
 Allyn at
Katie at
Corey at


  1. Rick,

    Thanks for the award!! I will try to recipricate soon. Carving bears with a chainsaw sure sounds challenging and fun!

    1. I usually listen to audio books when I carve. Sometimes I use that time to think out parts of my story. Sometimes I have to stop the chainsaw to write down ideas or plot twists.

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    1. Yeah, I love magic tricks. We get tired of carving we come in and do magic tricks.