I’ve been known to dance with wild abandon without regard for who’s watching. Occasionally I wax poetic.

The best relationships in my life exist because others have the ability to overlook my faults to find something worthy of their friendship, sometimes even their love. I am fiercely loyal to those closest to me and gracious to those who otherwise deserve a swift kick.

I believe freedom from poverty, fear, and oppression are reasonable expectations in a society capable of cloning enough lamb chops to feed the world. I believe each person brought into the world needs parents who model self-respect and who teach their children to respect others. I believe civic leaders should promote a safe environment where the wonders of the world can be discovered in peace. I believe people not equipped for these obligations should not become parents or pretend to be leaders.

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Photography is everyone’s thing these days. Thousands of pics gathering digital dust on multiple devices make their way here sooner or later. Fiction, poetry, and observations of human behavior fill the archives. The Friday Fictioneers page has a little of everything.

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78 thoughts on “About

  1. acflory says:

    Hi Honie…You won! lol Can you contact me with an email address so I can send you your prize? It’s Vendetta, by Jo Blankenburg. Congratulations and thanks so much for being a good sport. 🙂 -hugs- Meeks

    1. HonieBriggs says:

      Thanks for breaking my losing streak, Meeks. It’s all tiaras and huge checks from here on out!

      1. acflory says:

        Oh I hope so! And if you have a few of those tiaras to spare, send one my way – always fancied myself looking regal….-rolls on floor laughing-

  2. Wyrd Smythe says:

    ☆ ☸☃☞ Merry Christmas, Honie! ☜ ★☼☽

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      🎁🎄🎅rightbackatcha, Dude!🎅🎄🎁 May next year be a damn site better than the last.

  3. Hey, love your style Honie, and I reckon we can live with your bad attitude 😉

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Baz, may I call you Baz, it is generous of you to be so tolerant of a person you’ve only just met, and I hope you’ll find plenty here to keeping you smiling. 😉

      1. Of course you can, call me anything you like, just don’t call me Cindy! 😉

  4. TC Conner says:

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

    1. 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. 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 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: https://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. 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. rgayer55 says:

        Interesting, I didn’t know you were a gardener. My wife was a professional gardener for several years.

        1. HonieBriggs says:

          Gardening in Texas is downright hostile at times. I love it.

  5. refinedrandomness says:

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

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      So glad you stumbled into my blog. Thanks for your kind comment.

  6. 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! 🙂

  7. 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

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Hello. “The Trumpet of the Swan” is one of my all time favorites. Peace to you too, John.

  8. Lafemmeroar says:

    Very nice to meet you! 🙂

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Welcome. It can be crazy around here, seriously. 🙂

      1. Lafemmeroar says:

        I’ve formed the Crazy Chicks Club … love the “crazy” 🙂

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

    1. 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. 🙂

  11. Gabriella says:

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

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thanks Gabriella. There is more. You can either buy the book or wait until the movie comes out! 🙂

  12. 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 !

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      What a great compliment. Coming from you, it means a lot!!

  13. tedstrutz says:

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

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Aw Ted, the worst I could do here is go all CAPS LOCK on somebody. 🙂

  14. 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.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thanks. I will check it out.

  15. 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.

  16. timr6 says:

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

  17. 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.

    1. 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.

  18. Allan G. Smorra says:

    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?

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Asked and answered Mister. I thank you for this nomination and for keepin’ it real.

      1. Allan G. Smorra says:

        Well done! I like the photos that accompany the answers.

  19. 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.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Sincere thanks Victoria. Madame Weebles is a stellar rock star.

      1. Victoria says:

        Yes she is. And, another Goddess, as well.
        I’m totally with ya on, “A Response”, too.

  20. 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!

  21. 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!)

    1. 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.

  22. 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. 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?

      1. 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!!

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

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thanks Lou Ann I’m glad too. 😉

  24. 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.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thanks! There’s no such thing as too much blog bling.

  25. 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.

  26. 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. 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.

  27. changeforbetterme says:

    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. 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. 🙂

  28. 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!

    1. 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.

  29. swlothian says:

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

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

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Michael, I think your work is outstanding and I found you completely by accident. Happy accident. : )

  31. Anonymous says:

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

    1. 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.

  32. Brigitte says:

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

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      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 : )

      1. Brigitte says:

        I mean it I’m from the South as well. I’m adding you to my blogs to follow. :).

  33. 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.


    1. 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.

  34. Kathy Reinhart says:

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

  35. 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!!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Then it is true what they say, great minds do think alike!

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