Special Blogger Award Nom


To Cupcake Cache Blog for selecting me – Kuched – for the Special Blogger Award Nomination.

This is my second first blogger award nomination; as I received another one Sunshine Blogger Awardlater the same week – and now, have answered them out of order.  Because, I am blissfully clueless as to dates, details and protocol.

May this also serve as My Swan Song of Blogger Award Nominations.  I’m retiring from BAN.

Two is plenty.  Enough.  For me.

Thank you.


  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you (as above )
  2. Answer the questions you are asked (if you’re comfortable doing so!)
  3. Create 10 questions for the bloggers you’ve nominated.
  4. Nominate at least 3 bloggers for the Special Blogger Award.
  5. Comment on your nominees most recent blog post to let them know you’ve nominated.
  6. Have fun!



Most mornings, or at least upon sipping through a second little cup of strong Doppio Espresso, I need to answer my aching for a spiritual connection: to align my heart, passion and convictions with God’s Path He’s Paved for me.

My fix – boost, injection, reminder – comes regularly from two separate, but harmonious forces.  Suzette (Suzette B’s Blog) and Yonnie (Yonnie In His Care) deliver The Good Word to sustain and elevate me throughout the day and beyond.  Testimony to their Faith.

Suzette’s posts are scripted with messages of joy in humanity to the Divine Elevated in Praise.  Kindness, serenity and peace are central themes, often delivered with gentle banter and humor to lighten the mood.

Yonnie’s poetry doesn’t fuss about with cryptic messages and nuances.  From a viewpoint of first person, Yonnie is immersed in every line.  She captures the Truth as she lives the Truth.  The reader is both captivated witness and participant.

My third nomination is Claudette (Writer of Words, Etc. Blog).  Imbibing in Claudette’s daily “stuff”, one feels instantly at home with the antics of her domestic Life Bliss journal … and in wonder how this insightful writer juggles infinite things simultaneously.

I’m unconvinced Claudette doesn’t secretly rule the world, because she seems over-qualified, and occasionally, intent on straightening out society in a couple hundred words that can’t be ignored.  Also, she is Funny.  And, very Canadian.  Good Things.

Suzette B’s Blog (Inspiration & Spirituality) https://suzetteb.home.blog/

Yonnie In His Care (Sharing the Gift of Life through Poetry, Stories, Testimonials, and Creative Writing.) https://yonniewordpresscom.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/2140/

Writer of Words, Etc. https://writerofwordsetc.wordpress.com/


  1. If you were a cat with another life, where would you be sitting right now?

My Secret Hiding Spot Where No One Could Ever Find Me Like behind you.  Or, right in front of everyone.  Cats think they’re invisible.  Also, on the keyboard (pawing a smarter answer than this one).  Or, in front of the bathroom door (blocking exit/entrance).  Shower floor (nice).  Dog’s bed (every chance I get).

  1. What is your favorite song in times of challenge?

“My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison.  Crap times, good times.  Faith is everything: Believing, Accepting, Hope, Salvation, Redemption, Forgiveness, Love.  This song brings me there.

Bonus Answer (22nd Favorite): “Muskrat Love” by Captain & Tennille.

  1. In one sentence, tell us about a time you enjoyed being proven wrong.

Wow, so many choices … “Being Proven Wrong is an Everyday Thing with Me.”

About Enjoying It?

Okay, the following also qualifies for #8 on My All Time,Yeah, You Didn’t Impress The Girl List.  Well, Not-That-Way Anyhow … 

Out On A Play Date

My first new car.  Summer day.  Beautiful, sunny afternoon.  Cloudless (*).  We drive down to the lake.  Walk in a lovely park.  Ice cream.  And, because I was Late 80’s Coolio (No Mulletized Hair Salad or Porn Stache carryover from College), my DayGlo Neon T-Shirt & Acid-Washed Jeans gave me a Super Power To Control The Weather … meaning I could keep the Sunroof-Cranked-Wide-Open … All Day.

We parked.  Left the lid open.  Strolled away …

Hours later, along float some pretty Cloud Bursts (*).  Sky darkened to An Unforgiving Black, which is the most foreboding shade of black for clouds.  Thunder rolled.  Lightening, sure why not?  It poured.

Got back drenched and giddy-less, to discover my car’s two-tone Velour seats saturated with clear fluids I was almost sure had to be rain.  Remember, this is ’80’s Mike when Oblivious Was In.

One deathly quiet Soggy-Assed drive home.  Les Miserable Blonde Companion Riding Shotgun.  Her arms may still be crossed.

Also, she’s the last good enough reason, Why I’ve Never Dated A Blondezillian Again.”  Pretty sure, I never did.  Wait, do Bottle Blonde’s count?

And, if the dark roots have splintered through like Licorice Fudge Crackle Busting Loose … what’s the call there … Demi-Blonde?  

We really need clarity on these rules and what defines blonde if I’m to answer faithfully.

  1. What is your favorite mode of transportation?

Teleportation (soon as I solve the molecular energy transfer sitch …).

Cars are a close second.  Almost anything with 4 wheels or 2.

Survived the Ego-syphoning phase of not getting a motorcycle.  This close … Love old-school Harleys.  And, Italian Sport Bikes.   Naked Ducati’s.

PSA:  Unicycles have been unfairly vilified due to the Heightened Creep Factor associated with Mimes and Clowns.  I’ve pogo’d on a bouncy stick.  Once.  Shouldn’t have.  I’m told you can barely notice at the pool …  (Editor’s Note:  Perhaps, I should’ve re-written the Pogo/Bouncy Stick bit, but you do know what I mean, right?)

Fourth is Line Dancing … not the quickest way from point A to B, because you’re always Electric Sliding / Cowboy Moseying back to B, A to B …

So, I’ve Got All That Going For Me.

  1. What is your comfort food?

Oatmeal.  Simple as that.

Prairie Oysters, Blowfish Sashimi and Haggis-encrusted Escargot are the obvious choices.

Been noshing on warm Oats since the way back.  Every morning.  Dozens of variations.

Like this: Sprinkled with a teaspoon of Flax Seeds (powder form), Chia Seeds, Hemp Hearts, Raw Pepitas, a dollop of Greek Yoghurt (when I feel I like dolloping, I dollop …), and always fresh Berries in season, or diced Apple or Bananas (Say it like Liam Neeson … Bah-Nahn-Ners.)

  1. Which is your favorite social media app to use?

SPAM.  Then, Telepathy.  No. 3 is Yelling at my iPhone.  My user name is Catfish Ghost.  🙂

  1. If you could name yourself, what name would you chose and why?

Chiquitita.  After the most fabulous ABBA song ever.  When Agnetha opens with Chiquitita, Tell Me What’s Wrong …  Well, I just go to pieces.  Lose it.  Bowel control issues.  So, its Pull-Ups whenever I walk into an IKEA store.  Also, it was my Fraternity nickname in college.  Lately, been thinking about going back to ‘Frisco’.  The name, but the Bay Area, too.

  1. What news did you hear recently that surprised you?

That Donald said something misogynistic, demeaning, and marginalizing to every creature on the planet, and then gave a look like, “What?”  Didn’t strike me as the type.

Also, someone said The Beatles broke up this summer.  

  1. How often do you walk in your neighborhood?

Twice Everyday … to and from my car.  I know.  Boo … Hiss on me.

  1. Are there any writers who influence the writing of your blog?

Doug in Accounting.  Ever heard of him?


  1. How do you like them apples?
  2. Ask permission or forgiveness?
  3. If you had to guess an answer on a True or False test, which one would it be?
  4. Which sense of the five is your keenest?
  5. Left or Right or Turn Back at a fork in the road?
  6. Top 3 Go To Karaoke Songs you nail while driving alone in the car?
  7. Secret movie star or famous singer crush?
  8. Finish this sentence (don’t answer chair like Neil did): “I am, I cried to no one there not even the ……”
  9. If you be could be named after a color, which one would it be?
  10. Last item on Your Bucket List?

45 thoughts on “Special Blogger Award Nom

    • alaskamanspeaks

      Hey Mr. Kuch, I would give You Blogger of the Year Award for your dry, whit Humor alone, it is Fun to read! You give me a lot of ‘Like’s” on my E-mail site, but unless you leave a Comment I am unable to discourse with you, Sir! I am a Big Fan of Mr. Louis H. Lapham’s Essays from Harper’s old magazines, and his current editions of Lapham’s Quarterly’s History Magazines…..I even get the occasional note from him, personally…..I write to People whom give me enjoyable stuff to read, Like the funnest book I ever had the Pleasure to read; The River Why?, by David James Duncan,,,,,If you should have the Pleasure to read it aloud with a Loved One, you will find me on the “Last Page”…….Let me know if You like it…..

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    • Michael A. Kuch

      Thank you, kind Sir. That is mighty high praise. Much respect to you.

      Your voice resonates with me and I’m sure many others. I’m of the timeless mindset that “Truth Matters”.

      However we find it, we must share it … at least our version or perception of it. If we can laugh a bit along the way in between an occasional teardrop, all the better.

      Keep on fighting and writing and sharing. I hear you. We’re never alone with Him.

      God Bless, friend.

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    • alaskamanspeaks

      Mr. Kuch, what is there to do when a Loved one departs this plane of existence? I started to surrender to Loneliness, yet my good neighbors stepped in after 35 days of solitude, and saved my worthless ass from suicide by starvation…..In the last page of the book “The River Why” by David James Duncan, When Old Hu looks up and asks” Hey! Great Clod, what next?” And God takes His line in Hand and hauls Old Hu right into His Self, that is what a Friend is For!

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  1. inhiscare753

    Appreciate the nomination. I finished the questions. However, WordPress App is not allowing me to download screenshot for the image. I no longer have control or access to refresh button on my iPhone. Will try letter. Thanks.

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