June 19th, 2019


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? What are some hard things you haven't gotten to yet, but need to do? Is there anything your online friends could do to make your hard things a little easier?

Wednesday Yardening

We had a thunderstorm this morning.  :D  Now it's drier but still gray and cool.

I went out and fed birds. 

EDIT 6/19/19: Round Two, I put trays under potted plants to catch water.  I'll need to get some more, though.  I pulled weeds around the forest garden.  I sowed grass seed along the south edge of the patio.

It's still drizzling off and on.

EDIT 6/19/19: Round Three, I pulled weeds along the south edge of the patio.  Then I sowed more grass seed there.

EDIT 6/19/19: Round Four, I went back out to do a little trimming but got rained out after a few minutes.

Poem: "Every Man's Business"

This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls. It was inspired by the "Blaming Others" square in my 6-4-18 Mixed card for the Winteriron Bingo Adventure. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] technoshaman. This poem belongs to the Mercedes thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some touchy and controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes a reference to leakage of justice recordings, Juvenile Hall, minor injuries from the original incident, whining, sooo much whining, debate of jail vs. fines vs. community service, discussion of assault on a person with a disability, explanation of hate crime, discussion of damaging adaptive equipment, use of superpower to reveal private bodily details, a supervillain is behaving better than an ordinary citizen, planned loss of private property as restitution, ruthless rejection by a supervillain, challenging a supervillain, points of supervillain culture, negotiation of (nonviolent) dueling, cheating, a trivially twisted wrist, concrete apology, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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