November 29th, 2018


Emotional Intimacy Question: Shared Memory

Folks have mentioned an interest in questions and conversations that make them think. So I've decided to offer more of those. This is the current list.

7. What’s your favorite memory we’ve shared together? Gimme as many details as possible.

Okay, this is a little more challenging to do with an online audience of many people.  I treasure the Poetry Fishbowls with you because we discover so many exciting things together.  I love when the crosstalk gets going between readers and it spins out new ideas for character development and storylines.  You've all so smart, and it's wonderful how much detail you add from your own areas of expertise.

Poem: "The Keeper of His Identity"

This poem is spillover from the September 18, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] redsixwing. It also fills the "native" square in my 9-30-18 card for the Fall Bingo fest. This poem was sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, [personal profile] lone_cat, [personal profile] bairnsidhe, and [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the Big One and Iron Horses threads of the Polychrome Heroics series. It follows "The Hearts They Leave Behind" and "A Sacredness in Tears," so read those first or this won't make much sense.

Warning: This poem contains some intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes rebuilding after an earthquake, Joseph discovering that his sister is alive and feeling flattened with shock, sudden unplanned travel, emotionally fraught conversations, finding out that She Walks in Mist can't simply leave Yellowstone, surprise new boyfriend, language differences, and other challenges. If there are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before moving onward.

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Meme: Holiday Wishes 2018

How It Works:

Post to your DW/LJ/Facebook Notes (publicly or locked) with a list of things you want to receive for the holidays. They can be anything, from a personalized DW/LJ icon or drabble to a new house because your old one is dirty - as long as all the items on the list are things that you genuinely want.

If there's anything on your list that needs to come to you through the mail, make your shipping address available, but please be safe about it and don't post that part publicly - just specify how people should go about


Look around your circle/friends list for others who have posted the meme. If you see a wish you can grant, GO FOR IT. You might find a little thing you can do for free that will make someone happy, or you might just discover that a stranger is longing for the exact boxed set of DVDs that you no longer want.

Don't spend money unless you want to, and don't commit to more than you can handle without stressing yourself. There are no rules to this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. If someone surprises you with a gift certificate to the restaurant you never thought you'd get to go to, don't feel guilty or obliged to return the favor. The point is to spread around a lot of opportunities to grant wishes - use them as you see fit, and remember that your list gives those opportunities to others!

My wishlist for 2018 is here.  Coordinate with my partner Doug to avoid duplication.

I have one collection for which duplication doesn't matter: Austrian crystal window prisms.  More crystals = more rainbows.

More readers for my blogs are always welcome.