June 6th, 2018

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Good News

Good news includes all the things which make us happy or otherwise feel good. It can be personal or public. We never know when something wonderful will happen, and when it does, most people want to share it with someone. It's disappointing when nobody is there to appreciate it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our joys and pat each other on the back.

What good news have you had recently? Are you anticipating any more?
  Have you found a cute picture or a video that makes you smile?
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Sharing Poems

After I posted "Scarier Than Marriage" yesterday, [personal profile] gingicat  mentioned planning to use that as a reply to another piece often posted.

Yes, you can do that.  I heartily encourage it.  Once a poem has been posted -- whether as a freebie or sponsored work -- it becomes free for everyone to read and enjoy.  Share it with anyone you think would appreciate it.  Use it as a part of conversation.  

I have written poems on pretty much every topic that ever caught my interest.  A lot of the Standalone Poems are topical in ways that make them useful for posting as comments on that theme.  Don't see a poem on the topic you need?  Ask me, I may be able to find one in my archives.  If not, you can always prompt for it during any relevant prompt call.  If you have a preferred tone or stance, include that in your prompt and I'll do my best to incorporate it.

Suzette Haden Elgin used to post recipes as comments in hostile threads, as a way of offering a more peaceful approach to communication than arguing.  Me, I like to use poetry.  If I can help make the internet more literary and less flamey, I will be a very happy bard indeed.  :D
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Wednesday Yardening

Today was partly sunny and mild.  I went out a couple of times.  I fed the birds and watered some plants.  Later I cut and pulled some weeds around the forest garden, making a tiny dent there.  Then I put weed killer there and on some stubs under the mulberry tree.  Progress. 

I saw the indigo bunting today, under the feeders, picking thistle seed out of the weed leaves.  I guess he likes that, but not the sock feeders.