When even the people who seemed to listen to that thing Jesus said about taking care of each other, have gone splat like this? I just don't know what to do. There is not enough FU in the BAR to describe this.
Story: "What Fireworks Are Like"
Schrodinger's Heroes: Holidays
The Women of Star Trek
Schrodinger's Heroes: More Evil!Schrodinger
Torn Tongue: Nouns Beginning with "O"
The Desire for Justice
In the Coach
Schrodinger's Heroes: Catnip
See the Paladins!
I also launched the 2011 Winterfaire, where you can promote your goods/services that would make suitable holiday gifts or shop for gifts from independent creators. So far, three perk poems have been completed and a fourth is in progress:
Poem: "With Mortal Flesh and Iron Will"
Poem: "Gallery of Souls"
Poem: "All in the Family"
The next Poetry Fishbowl is tomorrow, with a theme of "Chocolate and Other Foods." Please drop by and leave me some prompts!
Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Inescapable Agony of Being" is a $20 poem about aliens masquerading as human.
Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," "On the Rocks," (fiction). Back to me for edits: "Catch and Release," (fiction), "Seafoam Fashions," "Hide Away," "Red Glass, Green Glass," "Bitter Herbs" (poetry), "Dairy Sow" (nonfiction). Currently in front of the canon board: nothing. Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "Breaking the Ice," "From Dark to Bright," "Beached Fish," (fiction) and "The Hearsay Cafe," "The Colors of the Rainbow," "How Skycat Got Her Name" (poetry). In revision at home: "Water Dance," "The Green Speech," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "The Bones of Need" (fiction). Currently writing: "Raining Kittens," "Catch of the Day," "Reaching for the Moons" (fiction).
Weather here is still chilly and intermittently damp. The cardinals and mourning doves are more enthusiastic about the birdfeeders now. One day I saw a flock of two dozen doves around the fly-through feeder. They are easier to count because sometimes they sit still.
Education FAIL. Abort, retry, ignore?
I love following space probes.
News release: 2011-372
Dec. 5, 2011
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region between our solar system and interstellar space. Data obtained from Voyager over the last year reveal this new region to be a kind of cosmic purgatory. In it, the wind of charged particles streaming out from our sun has calmed, our solar system's magnetic field is piled up, and higher-energy particles from inside our solar system appear to be leaking out into interstellar space.
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America is OKAY with that. I myself think it is barbaric and evil.
Today I linked this article about an Earthlike planet through my Facebook feed. While other folks are whining that Facebook makes people stupid ... my audience started debating the planet's probable gravity in hard science equations. So much love!
What you get out of the Internet depends on whether you fill your posts, and your audience, with sparkly vampires or starry-eyed scientists.
When there is a problem, and you conceal it instead of solving it because that is to your short-term advantage, that is evil. When said action risks the SURVIVAL OF YOUR SPECIES ... I don't think there's even a word for that yet. Extinction magnet. Gaah.
U.S. Inaction on Climate is "Criminal", Activists Say
By Kanya D'Almeida
Nation of Change
The United States' delegation at the 17th annual
Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN FCC) in
Durban, South Africa has come under heavy fire from
civil society leaders and activists around the globe
for standing in the way of real solutions to climate
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