July 13th, 2016


Hard Things

Life is full of things which are hard or tedious or otherwise unpleasant that need doing anyhow. They help make the world go 'round, they improve skills, and they boost your sense of self-respect. But doing them still kinda sucks. It's all the more difficult to do those things when nobody appreciates it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our accomplishments and pat each other on the back.

What are some of the hard things you've done recently?

Call for Themes

I've reached the end of scheduled themes for the Poetry Fishbowl project. It's time to brainstorm some new themes! These are a few that I've jotted down earlier, ones that I've thought up or people have suggested, to give you an idea what kind of stuff might be suitable:

* Trust & Vulnerability
* Space Exploration
* Gothic

What other themes would you like to see me write about? Suggest them in a comment below this post.

Later on I'll collect the suggestions and post a poll, probably on Monday. The most popular topics will be added to the schedule for future fishbowls.

You can also help by linking to this post so that more people will see it. There are still verses left in the linkback poems "The Tornado Blew Away" and "Unfamiliar Feelings."  Linking to this page will reveal new verses in whichever poem you request. "Mipnei Tikkun Ha'olam" is now complete!  

Everyone is welcome to suggest themes. Everyone will also be able to vote for them later; prompters and donors will get extra votes.

Poll: General Fund into Epics

Counting votes made in comments, the first poll decided to route all $55 into open epics, so now you need to decide the distribution of that.  Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I will keep it open until at least Thursday night.  If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it.  Otherwise I may keep it open longer.

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