February 23rd, 2015


Monday Update Post 2-23-15

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Hiking Through the British Language
Printable Hands
A Different Perspective on Adoption
Four-Sparrow Cold
Amazon Names

Last week's Poetry Fishbowl featuring Fiorenza the Wisewoman went pretty well.  Watch for more poems to post this week.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, March 3 with a theme of "Surviving the Worst."

Poetry in Microfunding:
Thanks to a donation from technoshaman, "The Gravity of Loss" is now complete.  Graham and Cold Cash wrap up the first therapy session.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles"  "Off the Clock" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes," "Broken Hopes," "Brewing Beauty," "Little Paws in the Licenses" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders," "Raising the Future"  (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

The weather has been frigid here.  It snowed enough to cover the ground and make a few small drifts.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, male and female cardinals, lots of mourning doves.  They continue to mob the feeders because it's so cold outside, plus now their other food is covered up. 

Poem: "Magic and Pasta"

This poem came out of the February 17, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and LJ user Ng_moonmoth. It also fills the "I can't stop thinking about you when we're apart" square in my 1-31-15 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo Fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Fiorenza the Wisewoman.

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Oscar Is Being a White Dude Again

... which is hardly a surprise. What really disappoints me is this:

"Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs -- notably the first black person in her position -- denies that the academy has a problem recognizing diversity, but the demographics of the organization's members tell a different story."

Since the demographics indicate a clear bias toward white men, the above statement means that she agrees  with that situation.  She sees it, but doesn't consider it a problem.  She thinks it's okay and should stay that way.

Lady, please go the fuck home.  Some of us are tired of Hollywonderbread.