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. It is a tribute to some amazing women. 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.

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 for who’s watching.

I believe each of us deserves to be free from poverty, fear, and oppression. I believe we all need clean water, fresh air, nutritious food, and liberty to be at our best. I believe these are reasonable expectations. Every person who comes onto this planet needs parents who have self-respect and who teach their children to respect others. The world needs leaders who promote a safe environment where the wonders of the world can be discovered in peace. People not equipped for these obligations should not become parents, or pretend to be leaders.

I often go into great detail when giving my opinion. 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. 

72 thoughts on “About Honie

    1. 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. I 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.

      1. 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).

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

  2. 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! :)

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    1. 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. :)

  6. 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 !

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

    1. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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!)

    1. 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.

  11. 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?! :(

    1. 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?

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

    1. 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.

  14. 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!

    1. 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. :)

  15. 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!

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. Hey Lady, I’m not even sure how to respond to such a grand compliment. Brigitte, thank you, thank you, thank you. Did I do that right? Sincerely – what a nice thing to say – just as sweet as honie : )

  16. 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.


    1. 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.

  17. 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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