April 6th, 2015


Monday Update 4-6-15

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Cosmic Eggs
Working Your Assets
Tardigrades in Spaaaaaace!
Making Relationships Work
Read "To Market, to Market"
Poetry Fishbowl Report for March 3, 2015

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, April 7 with a theme of "language shaping thought."  I hope you'll drop by tomorrow and give me prompts.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Settled" is the third piece of the Polychrome Heroics triptych about the fight at SPOON.  Danso and Aidan discuss what went awry with Danso's talent.

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" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

The weather here has been waffling between warmer and cooler, wetter and dryer.  Snow crocus, snowdrops, and daffodils are blooming.  Lilacs, honeysuckles, and gold currant are leafing out.  Buds are swelling on maples and forsythia.  There are two mourning dove nests: one next to the kitchen window under the patio roof (two eggs), and one in the crotch of a walnut tree (one egg). 

A very confused rabbit wound up within a few feet of me yesterday while I was out taking snapshots.  You know how I've explained that if I'm not paying attention to which universe I'm standing in, I tend to become invisible?  It's not just for humans.  It affects wildlife too.  I got to see the rabbit make the "WTF?!  Where did you come from?!" face before running like hell.  Well, at least I didn't step on   this one.

The Uncanny Valley

We were watching Elementary tonight, and I noticed that people constantly badger Holmes to "be nice" and "act normal" ... but even when he does, it rarely works. People respond just as negatively, sometimes even worse.

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