About Honie

I am a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a refugee from corporate America. The best relationships in my life exist because the other person has the marvelous ability to overlook my faults and discover something worthy of their friendship; sometimes even their love. In 2011, I made my debut as an Indie Author with my first published work of fiction, Summoning The Strength. My no-nonsense attitude shines through in this compelling tribute to amazing women. My writing is word play with a purpose. I attempt to be humorous, always honest, for those interested in what I have to say. I’m married to a loyal New York Yankees fan with whom I have raised two children, relocated a dozen times, and shared the best years of my life.

I like the usual literary suspects; Kipling, Twain, E.B. White, C.S. Lewis, Thoreau, and Bazooka Joe. Countless people have influenced me for better or worse. I am fiercely loyal to the ones closest to me and gracious to those who otherwise deserve a swift kick. I have a Nikon camera. I love to take photographs. Occasionally I wax poetic. I’ve been known to dance with wild abandon without regard to who’s watching.

I believe everyone on the planet needs clean water, fresh air, nutritious food and liberty to be at their best. Each of us deserves to be free from poverty, fear and oppression. These are all reasonable expectations and completely possible when every person who comes onto this planet has parents who teach self-respect and respect for others and when leaders promote a safe environment where the wonders of the world can be discovered in peace. I also believe people who are not equipped for these obligations should not become parents nor should they pretend to be leaders.

I often go into great detail when giving my opinion just to be certain people fully understand. I usually ask and answer my own questions in a conversation style that makes my husband crazy, but he deals with it because I am an excellent cook. I like red wine. Southern English is my first language. My father taught me that if I give the world my very best I will get kicked in the teeth, but that I should do it anyway. I love him for giving a fine example to live up to and I have spent my life trying very hard to do just that.

Sometimes I have a bad attitude. 

66 Responses to About Honie

  1. TC Conner says:

    Thanks for the follow. What did you find interesting enough to prompt it?

    • Honie Briggs says:

      Well, Mr. Conner, here is the story of how I found your blog. I recently moved into a new home and I am currently installing my garden. I’ve been scouring every landscape design book in my collection and the collections of several of my friends. Today I came across a footnote in one of the books about a garden which contains herbs related to Advent. Stay with me here, this is where I stumble upon your blog.

      I Googled ‘herbs relating to Advent” and an article you wrote for Allied News entitled Create a meaningful Advent wreath from symbolic herbs was the top link. I clicked it, read it, made some mental notes. Then I noticed at the bottom of the article that you are a Master Gardener, I too am a Master Gardener here in Texas, and followed the instructions to check out your blog on WordPress. As you know, my blog is also on WordPress. I also write. So, I thought hey, we have some things in common, I should check out his blog. I read several of your posts. I like that your attitude seems similar to mine and decided to follow your writing to see if after a while I was smart enough to comment on your posts. That’s nicer than saying I planned to stalk your blog, isn’t it?

      I don’t write about gardening. I write fiction and poetry and sometimes I rant about things that piss me off. Oh, and I post photos of whatever strikes my fancy. I did once write about giving a talk about gardening. Here is the link if you are interested: http://honiebriggs.com/2013/02/20/the-most-awesome-30-minute-organic-gardening-101-talk-ever/

      So, there you have it. You have a new follower.

      • TC Conner says:

        What a great answer! It’s evident that you are indeed a writer. And a very good one. I’m now prompted to check out other words you’ve fooled around with, and see if you’ve uploaded any photos of the new landscape.

        By the way, I’m also a musician, amateur photographer, and ex-master gardener (inactive).

  2. refinedrandomness says:

    Great blog girl! … stumbling through my explore … looking for some new blogs in my reader … really liked yours, thank you !

  3. annisik51 says:

    I like your third paragraph too. I would have added that you have to be automatically suspicious of ANYBODY who want to be a leader of others. I puzzled over ‘Southern English’ then realised you mean southern American English! :)

  4. napperscompanion says:

    Hello to a fellow E. B. White fan. I don’t hear his name mentioned much in lists of favorites. Peace and thanks, John

  5. Lafemmeroar says:

    Very nice to meet you! :)

  6. bloomlisa says:

    Greetings from north of the border!! I particularly enjoyed the line, “refugee from corporate America”. I recently met a “recovering Certified Accountant turned Tarot Reader….you reminded me of his sentiment of following your own dreams after following someone else’s for too long….both make me smile. Blessings to you.

  7. erinleary says:

    Honie, i’d like to think if we were to meet, we’d be friends. You sound like a stand up, take charge kind of woman. I particularly enjoy your fine print on this page. Looking forward to reading more.

    • Honie Briggs says:

      Erin, I too think we’d be friends. You know, you may be the only person who has read the fine print. I probably wouldn’t force the issue if someone got caught accepting food stamps or live chickens for stolen content, but the tiaras, now that’s a serious offense. :)

  8. Gabriella says:

    Lovely and thorough About page. Is there anything we don’t know?

  9. unfetteredbs says:

    This has to be the best About page I have come across. I am not sure why it has taken me so long to follow you as I see you peppered all over some great blogs I read. Glad you visited me today. thank you !

  10. tedstrutz says:

    Damn… you’re cute! But I don’t want none of that Whoop Ass, so I’m not messin’ with you!

  11. Hi, This is from something that was reposted on a blog I follow: check out Simpklu if you haven’t already. It’s a blog on WP looking to for independent writers to help promote.

  12. I was recently nominated for Versatile Blogger and Most Inspiring Blogger and I would like to pass them on to you. I’m not sure I’ve earned these yet, but you definitely have. Thank you for making me smile and making me think.

  13. timr6 says:

    Great ‘about’ page. Thanks for following, look forward to reading more of your posts in future!

  14. lylekrahn says:

    I stumble upon “refugee from corporate America” and how could I stop reading? I have read a lot of about pages but I don’t recall one better.

    • Honie Briggs says:

      Welcome. How kind of you to give me such a grand compliment. I plan to spend time cruising around your spectacular blog, getting to know more about you and admiring your talent for capturing nature at its finest.

  15. I have nominated you for the Reality Blog Award. Your blog has been an inspiration to me to stretch myself and communicate with the world at large. We see glimpses of ourselves in others and it has been my pleasure to follow your blog and gain insight into your world and mine.

    If you choose to accept you are asked to answer 5 questions and nominate no more than 20 fellow bloggers (the total number of nominations is up to you). I realize the time commitment associated with this award and understand if it is something that you do not wish to do.

    Here are the questions:
    1) If you could change one thing, what would you change?
    2) If you could repeat an age, what age would it be?
    3) What one thing really scares you?
    4) What is one dream you have not completed, and do you think you’ll be able to complete it?  
    5) If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be?

  16. Victoria says:

    Wow! Gorgeous photos at your gallery, Honie. Great ‘about’ page too.
    I think I’m in really good company. Thanks to the Madame Weebles, again, today.

  17. Nick says:

    “My father taught me that if I give the world my very best I will get kicked in the teeth, but that I should do it anyway.” So true!

  18. Seenorway says:

    Since I’m in here with an entirely new blog and a bit unusual consept, I’ll use this opportunity to extend my greeting (and invitation) to take a peek. Possibly it would interest you? (and again – possibly not, but then you’d know!)

    • Honie Briggs says:

      You have a terrific concept. The photos are spectacular. Thanks for letting me know about your blog. It grabbed my attention with its beautiful scenery and I like that you plan to showcase the work of many photographers to capture scenes all around Norway.

  19. Oh God I love the friggen video!! but I’m from Hull, a smelly Northern fishing port in England, and I don’t believe anyone has ever written a cool song about it, so what do I do about that?! dig up a rotten old stinky crab infested sea shanty?! :(

    • Honie Briggs says:

      Let me put my people on that. We write songs all the time around here. Give me a little more to go on and I’ll see what I can do. Is it a drinking town with a historical problem? Are the women strong and the men good looking? What?

      • I think you got it in a nutshell really, Amy Johnson and William Wilberforce are the only people of note from the town, men were hard and women were harder from memory……I left seven years ago for good!!

  20. love this about – glad I found your blog — love the video

  21. I’ve put you on my list of nominations for a Reader Appreciation award. For the JPG and the rules, hit The Green Study. Or completely ignore this and move on. I just noticed you didn’t have this one in your Blog Bling list.

  22. Impower You says:

    I found this Listy where you can add your book and a link to your blog. It might give you a new reader or two. I added mine.

    http://list.ly/list/1ek-authors-who-blog

  23. You have a great blog here, very interesting and entertaining mix of writing, video, music, humor, and pathos. Thank you for stopping by my blog and ‘liking” it as well. I appreciated it.

    • Honie Briggs says:

      Thanks Deborah. Sometimes I get so worked up trying to make a point that I totally confuse myself. So, I’m glad to hear you think it’s great. :) I appreciate your comment and hope you visit again.

  24. Hi, I really enjoy reading your blog and have nominated you for the “Inspiring Blog Award” and “One Lovely Blog Award.” There are a few rules to this nomination (these aren’t my rules, so do what you want…no pressure) you need to give a shout out to me, of course, tell us 7 things about yourself and then nominate 15 bloggers, that’s the tricky part, if you don’t have 15, don’t worry, just pass it on to someone….share the joy by following this link http://changeforbetterme.wordpress.com

    If you have all ready been nominated my apologies and pass it on anyway! We all love to be recognized for our work. Enjoy!

    • Honie Briggs says:

      Not sure why I haven’t replied to you on this comment since I did an acceptance post and thanked you for the award. Sometimes I miss comments, I don’t know why, it’s not like there are millions of them. :)

  25. QTran414 says:

    Hey thanks for enjoying and following my blog KeyNKeys yesterday. Hope I can continue giving you the low down on tech and social media in the future. I’m a hobbyist photographer as well and am in the Nikon camp. I’m packing a D90 these days a love it!

    • Honie Briggs says:

      You bet, I must say, after reading more of the comments on that post about Ford I don’t think people understand what SYNC is. They don’t seem to know that it works in conjunction with an iPhone. Anyway, I will most definitely be looking out for the low down on tech. Social media maybe not so much, I’m old school when it comes to communication. I always need more than 140 characters to get my point across. :) I don’t Tweet and only FB’d as an experiment, which I abandoned.
      Also, I agree, the Nikon D-90 is a great camera.

  26. swlothian says:

    Well, In all my visits I hadn’t read this page or seen this video. Loved it. Good work Honie.

  27. Thanks for following my blog and liking my post!

  28. Anonymous says:

    Hey, it’s Tal from Gallery 209. I think my wife and I will enjoy your posts!!!!

    • Honie Briggs says:

      You will, you will both enjoy reading honiebriggs.com – now I’m going to count to three and when I snap my fingers, you will wake up feeling refreshed and happier than you’ve ever been. : ) It was nice to meet you Tal.

  29. Brigitte says:

    love, love, love the description of yourself. Props to strong women, red wine and great literature? Girl, you’ve won me over. :).

  30. Leatrice Hudson says:

    Hello Honie,
    I just read your brief bio about yourself, very interesting and funny. Barbara is my mother who works at the Meyerson, whom you took a picture with. When I spoke to her she was very enthusiastic and had nothing but good things to say about you and your family. Thanks for recognizing the beauty and awesomeness in her that I see.

    Leatrice

    • Honie Briggs says:

      Hey there Leatrice, how nice of you to visit and give such a sweet compliment to me and to your mother. She is a beautiful lady. The world needs more people like Barbara.

  31. A mini bio which was pleasantly unique………. well done!

  32. Hala J. says:

    Can’t believe this is the first time I read your About page. I seriously enjoyed reading through it. I love the third paragraph, they’re my absolute sentiments exactly!!

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