An award was given to me today in the spirit of “pass it on”. Click here if you should want to see this award. If you check along the right side of this blog you shall see a link to Short Stories by Michael Lockridge. Mike is a retired correctional officer, compelling author, and sometime blogger. His fulltime job now is being a grandfather. Although we’ve never met I know him more than he knows. And he, in turn, relates to me as well. This telepathic transference has occurred as a result of thoughts and mental images being tossed out through the wonderful world of blogging. Sharing–something my father taught me was the real essence of satisfaction. Nothing good that comes to us can be very meaningful unless it can be shared by someone we care about. As a result of his writing, Michael was given this award, which he has passed on to me. You may read more about this and learn more of his enigmatic personality by going to Everything Else. You’ll find a lot about Mike there and also be introduced to some fellow bloggers that should have more exposure, as their words create magic. You owe it to yourself to visit both of Michael’s blogs, learning more about him, more about yourself, and being quite entertained. In the spirit of paying it forward I pass this award on to Susan as her blog is as intriguing as any, along with Howard Payne, who has taught me so much.