Are You A Better Listener or Speaker?

This seems harder to answer than it ought to be. At first I thought listener because, well, I’m good at that. But then I thought no, auditory issues, sometimes I have terrible retention so listening isn’t my best skill and it turns out I’m a pretty decent public speaker. (Although, to be fair, I can be a bit unpredictable when I get to ad libbing.)

If You Were Asked To Design A Warning Label That Would Be Tattooed On Your Skin, What Would It Say? 

Do I get to choose where we put it? Bwahahahaha!!

Maybe “wild child” would be helpful to my folks. Or how about “truth teller”? That seems appropriate.

What Are You Passionate About?

Decency. Compassion. Equity. Children, people of color, immigrants, the elderly, animals, the environment, and politics/government.

If You Could Change One Thing About Your World, What Would It Be?

This is a big ask, but it’s a big think kind of question. If I could wave a magic wand and change anything, I’d shift every single person (including me) into someone open to hearing and reflecting on other people’s experiences. We don’t need a world where everyone falls into lockstep, but I think we’d make huge progress if the human inclination to dig in and defend our own positions was gone.

What Gave You A Reason To Smile This Past Week?

Soft, fluffy, rumbly critters who snuggle up close.


Sparks from a Combustible Mind hosts Share Your World on Mondays. Check out her blog to see who else is participating this week.