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The Mystery Blogger Award from The Jaguar and Its Allies

I am pleased to announce that I am nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award.

This nomination came from Josh Gross of The Jaguar and Its Allies. Josh is an inspired young conservationist. Please visit his blog to read about his efforts to save the Jaguar and other species of Wild Cats. Thank you, Josh for your friendship and support.


The Mystery Blogger Award was started by Okoto Enigma. As she puts it, the Mystery Blogger Award is for, “…amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates.” This award comes with nine rules, which are:

  1. Put the award/image on your blog.
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and give a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and give a link as well.
  5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  8. Ask your nominees five questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  9. Share a link to your best post.

Three Facts About Me

  1. I am passionate about almost everything that captures my interest.
  2. I was born in Charleston, South Carolina, but consider myself a San Franciscan.
  3. My greatest pleasure is learning new skills.

Questions for Nominees from Josh

  1. Why did you start blogging?

    I started this blog in late 2013 to advocate for
    myself and other people with trauma related mental
    illness. It has since evolved into a showcase for my
    writing and photography.

  2. What is your favorite hobby?

    My favorite hobby is photography, especially urban art.

  3. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

    I’d love to spend a year in the UK.

  4. Which country and/or state are you originally from?

    I was raised in Charleston, South Carolina but spent almost as
    much time in New York.

  5. (Funny/weird question) What is the most outrageous thing you have ever done?

    The most outrageous thing I’ve ever done was dress like a Nun to pass out safe
    sex pamphlets in Honolulu’s gay bathhouses.

My best post? The post that gets the most views is After the Lovin’- Five things a Narcissist will do after a Breakup

Now for nominations:

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I like to find new bloggers to nominate for awards.

If I nominate you for an award and you are award free no action required.

These are my nominees:

On a mission

Bird Flight

Life in Pieces

Teagan’s Books

On a mission

Joeyfully Stated


Mr. Militant Negro

Boppin’s Blog

Travels with my Art

Malcolm Marsh – Author

Survivors Blog Here


fourth generation farmgirl

Mihran Kalaydjian’s Official Blog

Buckets on a Barefoot Beach

The mind spaghetti

Author Sarah Wilson

The Survivor’s Blog Here

Erika Kind

But I smile Anyway

Life of an El Paso Woman

Syl65’s Blog

Thanks again, Josh!

And Happy Holidays to everyone!

Rob Goldstein

44 thoughts on “The Mystery Blogger Award from The Jaguar and Its Allies

      1. It was a bit like flash mobs with a specific political focus.

        A good example of political street theater is the ‘die in.’ AIDS Activist laid on the ground
        in front of the White House to illustrate that people were dying from Reagan’s refusal to
        fund research.

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      2. I see, it’s hard work. A couple years ago, when China wanted to assign congresspersons to Hong Kong instead of let them have the British Establishment of election, thousand of people had a peace protest, camped out miles and miles on the street without leaving for food. People drove by to bring them food.
        I can see the good work you had done.

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      3. I prefer to live in a world where people value more than acquisition. We are so much more than our things. And we can always do better when it comes to being just. Thank you for this exchange Miriam. You’ve made me think. I like that!

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      4. I like to think. Thank you for having this conversation with me. Yes, these days, people are more valuable to me than things.
        We’re having a white Christmas in Portland with my daughter and family.
        My daughter and her hubby are compassionate about helping people and value friendships.

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  1. Congratulations on the award, Robert! I am glad that you are so passionate about photography. It is a blessing for us too!
    Thank you for nominating me. I appreciate it very much!
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  2. It’s a mystery I haven’t found more of these bloggers, but thanks to you and winning this award, Rob (and well-deserved as any and all awards 🏆 for you, you are a wonder!), mystery solved! I’m thankful and off to visit and share. 🤗🤗🤗
    Hope this weekend treats you kindly. All the best for the holidays 🎄🎄🎄 and each and every single day, dear friend!!! 😊😊😊

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    1. LOL! I called myself Sister De La Street. I was 27, wore a full beard, mirrored shades and had hypodermic needles woven into the rope I wore as a belt. I banged on cubicle doors. When the startled men opened the door I smiled and told them to play safe; then tossed a safe sex pamphlet onto the cot.

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      1. This is one of Bobby’s memories so I don’t have direct access to it. But I do know I was one of three men. AIDS was still called GRID, (Gay Related Immune Deficiency Disorder) and Reagan’s government refused to acknowledge the epidemic so the CDC issued no guidelines for safe sex to gay men. As far as the government was concerned, the solution was to stop being fags.

        We should write this story because it illustrates an excellent strategy for bye-passing government censorship and lies. The LGBTQ movement made heavy use of street theater for disseminating information. Later on, in Act-Up, we used direct confrontation and pigs blood.

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      2. That’s something I can picture Bobby doing with gusto! I admire his passion and enthusiasm for life.

        I had no idea it used to be called GRID. The history is interesting and the LGBTQ theatrical solution was creative and quite loving. This is a story that deserves to be told.

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