March 27th, 2017


Monday Update 3-27-17

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Humpback Whales Organizing
Poem: "A Tornado of Thought"
Friday Yardening
Trail Mail Vol. 1, No. 5, March 24, 2017
Wednesday Yardening
Poem: "A Dangerous Thing with Style"
The Creation of Water
Milkweed and Monarchs

Last week's half-price sale in Schrodinger's Heroes has sold out.  \o/  Thank you for your generosity.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Aidan and Saraphina interact talk with a new teacher.  "Essential for Human Survival" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra.  Groundhog and Cassandra learn about a craft class.  "The Whip of His Own Remorse" is now complete.  Find out how Stylet reacts to learning about the buggles.

Weather has been moderate, and is raining today.  Recently at the birdfeeder I have seen a flock of doves, lots of grackles, some sparrows, and a lady cardinal.  The mourning dove nest by the kitchen window has two white eggs.  Currently blooming: snowdrops, forsythia, miniature Dutch iris, crocus, daffodils, tulips, apricots, plum, scilla, hyacinths, blue grape hyacinth, blue-and-white violets.

General Fund Poll

The general fund currently holds $14.  Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll.  I will keep it open at least until Tuesday night.  If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it.  Otherwise I may leave it open longer.

You may put money into either or both of the open epics.  "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and needs $175 to be complete.  "Essential for Human Survival" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra and needs $217.25 to be complete.

Poll #2065332 General Fund Poll for Late March 2017
This poll is closed.

How do you want to distribute the $14?

ALL $14 into "A Hope and a Promise"
ALL $14 into "Essential for Human Survival"
$7 into EACH of the two open epics

Poetry Fishbowl Report for March 7, 2017

This month's theme was "small yet crucial moments of courage." I wrote from 12:15 PM to 7:45 AM, so about 17 hours 30 minutes allowing for lunch and supper breaks. I wrote 7 poems on Tuesday and another 11 later.

Participation was lively, with 20 comments on LiveJournal and 100 on Dreamwidth. There were no new commenters.

Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the March 7, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"Balancing on a Cliff"
"A Bridged Right"
"A Dangerous Thing with Style"
"In That Terrible Inbetween"
"Listening Back"
"Running Away from the Circus"
"Ruts in the Road"
"Stepping Out"
"A Tornado of Thought"
"What Real Courage Is"
"The Whip of His Own Remorse"
"Why Can't We Accept It?"

"Leaves Upon the Water" (December 6, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl)
"Spooked" (Polychrome Heroics, January 3, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl)

Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, see the unsold poetry list for March 7, 2017. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.

All currently sponsored poems have been posted. Donors this time include: goldbach5rix_scaedu[personal profile] janetmiles[personal profile] technoshaman, Anthony & Shirley Barrette.

The Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so "Spooked" was the free epic.  We also made the $250 goal, so that's three tallies toward a bonus session.

The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.