“This week’s Zoomers writer’s challenge is to write about giving yourself an award for some accomplishment. Patting myself on the back is not something I do, and in fact I run 100 miles in another direction if anyone ever gives me a compliment.
Why have awards?
Some can have whatever award they win become their identity and then be ignored for any other achievement down the line. Instead of awards we should have accolades for words and yesterday when the Boston Marathon explosion happened there were lots of words being transported through airwaves that no one should have gotten an award for.”