What Is Your Favorite Beverage?  (for those who really dislike “favorite” questions, hey, time to time, one just pops in and will not be denied).

I never ever ever EVER thought I’d say this…water. Water is my favorite beverage and I’m genuinely stumped when I find myself someplace where it isn’t a good option.

What Is Your Interpretation of ‘The Golden Rule”?  Are there ramifications to breaking it?

Ooh! Great timing. I just read somewhere (please don’t ask my where, my mind can be like a sieve when it comes to sourcing) about how we should approach living with the Platinum Rule.

The Golden Rule refers to treating others the way we want to be treated, which carries the base assumption that they want to be treated the way we would like to be treated. The Platinum Rule asserts we should treat others the way they want to be treated. Sounds like a better plan to me.

As for ramifications, I believe in karma.

Sunrise person or sunset person?


Do people in modern society anthropomorphize animals too much?

Probably. I also know I’m totally guilty of this.

What Were You Grateful For During the Past Week? 

That Florence shifted and spared our tiny spot here the worst of the storm. Which naturally makes me feel like a clod because so many people are getting destroyed by this stupendously slow force of nature. Still, clod-like or not, I have to say I’m simultaneously grateful we were spared the wind damage and that, knock on wood, we still have power.

Sparks from a Combustible Mind hosts Share Your World on Mondays.