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June 23rd, 2019 - The Wordsmith's Forge — LiveJournal
The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette
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This poem is spillover from the June 4, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from DW users Librarygeek and Technoshaman.  It also fills the "acceptance" square in my 6-1-19 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest.  This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  It belongs to the Antimatter and Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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2nd Semester 17 credits
GIMM 200 Visual Storytelling 3
GIMM 250 Interactive Storytelling 3
ITM 104 Operating Systems & Word Processing Topics 1
ITM 105 Spreadsheet Topics 2
ITM 106 Microsoft Access 1
FW ENGL 102 College Writing and Research 3
FN ENGR 130 Introduction to Engineering Applications 4


College of Western Idaho (near Boise)
5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, ID 83687

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) Certificate
WDPLCS-6003-001 Industrial Logics and PLC Basics
Lecture - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 04:00PM to 07:00PM - 8 Sessions

WDPLCS-6004-001 Advanced PLC Basics
Lecture - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 04:00PM to 07:00PM


Cavalier (Farrell Westover) -- He has fair skin, brown eyes, and short curly brown hair with a mustache and anchor beard.  He is bisexual and polyamorous.  He is 26 years old when he marries Princessa (Astoria Toller) and Tarnish (Declaude Rowe).  Farrel grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah.  At 5, he started attending a fantasy summer camp run by the University of Utah and its Utah Fencing club.  He moved through intermediate classes and into competitive practice.  In high school, he got into live-action roleplaying.  In college, he added Renaissance Faires.  Farrell attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.  There he earned a Bachelor of Arts in French with a double minor in History and in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies.
 Originally Farrell had planned to pursue a career in French such as translator or tutor, but his superpowers changed that.  Contacts through fencing and LARP got him involved with activities on both sides of the cape, and he took the name Cavalier.  He was sometimes allies, sometimes adversaries with Tarnish.  When Princessa arrived on the scene, Cavalier drifted more and more into her sphere, and the two of them became nemeses of Tarnish.  They shared enough interests to keep colliding at LARP events and Renaissance Faires.  Then one time when Tarnish had Cavalier tied to a chair in a hotel room, he made the mistake of asking Cavalier's deepest, darkest secret -- which turned out to be, "I think I might be falling in love with you."  Tarnish cut him loose, shoved him out the door, and then fled out the window.  After that, Tarnish went into a spiral of doom for a while, but Princessa managed to pull him out of it.
 Eventually they work out a tentative relationship and decide to formalize it.  But they have to keep cape politics out of the bedroom.  They travel mainly in the mountain states of Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.  Sometimes they venture into the plains states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota.
Origin: Farrell was injured in a fencing bout and later developed superpowers.  He suspects something shady, either with the sword or its wielder, but nothing was ever proven.
Uniform: He wears neutrals, mostly fawn brown and gray with some black and white.  On duty, he wears a krevel suit and mask of fawn brown over a black undersuit, and a gray hat with the right brim rolled up.  Off duty, he likes rustic or romantic men's clothes.
Qualities: Good (+2) Courage, Good (+2) French History and Literature, Good (+2) Fast, Good (+2) Kinesthetic Intelligence, Good (+2) Live-Action Roleplaying,
Poor (-2) Dishonest
Powers: Good (+2) Swashbuckling
Motivation: Adventure!

Club U Week 8: Ogres and Dragons and Warlocks, Oh My! (Age 5-11) Youth Education
Knights, mages, princesses, lend me your ears! Experience a truly riveting journey as we encounter a hodgepodge of monsters and medieval mayhem in the mystical world of Club-U-topia. Begin the week by exploring and playing in the fantasy village of Evermore Park. Interact with knights and warlocks, and go on quests to find treasure. Participate in a barrel full of electives this week such as Merlin's quest, the jester comedy act, fencing, archery, and potion making! Venture to a hidden underground world at the Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Taste the thrill of caving as you twist and bend to enter beautifully decorated rooms. Learn the science behind formations and hear stories of cave exploration and preservation. Experience and discover as you go -- geologic mysteries await!

Beginning Fencing (Age 8-14) Youth Education
Get your pulse racing with the martial art made famous by Jack Sparrow, Zorro, and even Yoda. Cut to the chase and learn about foils, basic footwork, and attacking skills. Discover defensive moves and how to trick your opponent by fencing with master teachers. Co-sponsored with Utah Swords Academy.

Intermediate Class
This class focuses on tactical strategies, a greater understanding of the rules, and holds the student to a higher physical demand. Intermediate students will spend equal time observing, refereeing, fencing, and physical training. Technical and tactical drills in a group setting will provide an increased repertoire of fencing skills.

COMPETITIVE PROGRAM
This program will provide determined fencers with highest level of competitive training with everything from strength training to sport psychology. Intensive conditioning, footwork, drills, tactical fencing and individual lessons with the coach


Bachelor of Arts in French at University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah
Department/Programs World Languages and Cultures
Minimum Degree Hours 122
Minimum Major Hours 36
Required Courses
36 Total Credits
• Complete all of the following
o Complete at least 1 of the following:
§ WLC2010 - Introduction to the Study of Literature and Culture (3)
o Complete at least 1 of the following:
§ FRNCH3040 - Intensive French Grammar (3)
o Earned at least 15 credits from the following:
§ FRNCH3050 - French Language and Culture in Context (3)
§ FRNCH3330 - French Study Abroad (1 - 6)
§ FRNCH3600 - French Conversation (1)
§ FRNCH3800 - French Literature in Translation (3)
§ FRNCH4515 - French Translation: Theory and Practice (3)
§ FRNCH4550 - French Culture and Civilization (3)
§ FRNCH4570 - Francophone Cultures (3)
o Complete the following:
 FRNCH4600 - Introduction to Literary Analysis (3)
o Complete at least 3 of the following:
 FRNCH4610 - Survey of Medieval and Renaissance Literature (3)
 FRNCH4620 - Early Modern French Studies (3)
 FRNCH4650 - Francophone Studies (3)
World Languages & Cultures Practicum
o Complete at least 3 credits from the following types of courses:
Complete one practicum option for 3 credit hours. See Advisor for options.
Farrell did his practicum project on "Recreational French" -- exploring the use of French to add local color to Renaissance Faires and live-action roleplaying games.
Grand Total Credits: 36

Here are some careers open to French majors.


History (Minor)
Minimum Degree Hours 18
Degree Requirements
Required Courses
18Total Credits
• Complete all of the following
o Earned at least 6 credits from HIST 1000 - 2999
HIST1100 History of Western Civilization to 1300 History
HIST1110 History of Western Civilization Since 1300 History
o Earned at least 12 credits from HIST 3000 - 5999
HIST3100 The Historian's Craft History
HIST3170 Revolutionary France: 1770-1871 History
ENGL3701 Introduction to Literary History I
ENGL3702 Introduction to Literary History II English
HIST4660 History of Utah History

Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (Minor)
Department/Programs World Languages and Cultures
Minimum Degree Hours 15
Degree Requirements
Required Courses
15 Total Credits
• Complete all of the following
o Complete the following:
 WLC2010 - Introduction to the Study of Literature and Culture (3)
o Taken at least 1 of the following:
 CLCS3600 - What is Literature? (3)
Two courses in one language area of World Languages and Cultures. One of these must be 3010, 3020, 3040 or 3060, unless waived by advisor or language professor.
  Early French Literature in French (T-American) (3)
  Modern French Literature in French (T-American) (3)
o Earned at least 3 credits from CLCS 3000 - 4999
CLCS3700 Holocaust and Remembrance Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
CLCS3810 Star Trek, the Quest to be Human Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
CLCS6670 Studies in Genre Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
Grand Total Credits: 15

Note that T-American colleges offer many more immersion courses taught in a foreign language than L-American ones do, because T-America has many more citizens fluent in extra languages.  Most colleges offer at least a few immersion classes, typically literature, in world languages like French and German or ancient languages like Greek and Latin.  Colleges with a large Foreign Languages department may offer a wider selection of topics and languages for immersion.

Early French Literature in French and Modern French Literature in French are both taught by the same teacher, who takes a teaser approach.  The assignment is to read a few short entries in a collection, or the first several chapters of a longer work, then discuss it in class.  Anyone who wants to keep reading that material can do so for extra credit.  This gives everyone a broad introduction to major materials of the canon, while allowing students to pursue their own interests in more depth, and it minimizes the chance of overburdening anyone with too much required reading.

Early Fiction
• Middle Ages
o anonymous – La Chanson de Roland (The Song of Roland)
o Chrétien de Troyes – Yvain ou le Chevalier au Lion (Yvain, the Knight of the Lion), Lancelot, ou le Chevalier à la charrette (Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart)
o various – Tristan et Iseult (Tristan and Iseult)
o Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung – Roman de la Rose ("Romance of the Rose")
Jaufre Rudel, poet (1113–70)
• 16th century
o François Rabelais – La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel ("Gargantua and Pantagruel")
Joachim Du Bellay, poet (1522–60)
Agrippa d'Aubigné, poet (1552–1630) – Les Tragiques
Michel de Montaigne, essayist – The Essays
• 17th century
o Honoré d'Urfé – L'Astrée
o Madame de Lafayette – La Princesse de Clèves
Jean de La Fontaine, poet (1621–95) – The Fables
Pierre Corneille, dramatist (1606–84)- Le Cid (1636), Horace
Blaise Pascal, nonfiction writer – Les Pensées
René Descartes, philosopher – Meditations on First Philosophy, Discourse on Method
• 18th century
o Voltaire – Candide, Zadig ou la Destinée
o Montesquieu – Persian Letters
o Pierre Choderlos de Laclos – Les Liaisons dangereuses
o Marquis de Sade – Justine (Sade)
Alphonse de Lamartine, poet (1790–1869) – Méditations poétiques
Beaumarchais, playwright – Le Barbier de Séville (The Barber of Seville), La Folle journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher – Discourse on the Arts and Sciences, The Social Contract, Les Confessions ( Confessions)
• 19th century
o François-René de Chateaubriand – Atala, René
o Alexandre Dumas – The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers
o Victor Hugo – Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), Les Misérables
o Gustave Flaubert – Madame Bovary, Salammbô, L'Éducation sentimentale (Sentimental Education)
o Jules Verne – Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea), Voyage au centre de la Terre (A Journey to the Center of the Earth), Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (Around the World in Eighty Days)
o Guy de Maupassant – Bel Ami, La Parure (The Necklace), other short stories
o Émile Zola – Thérèse Raquin, Les Rougon-Macquart (a novel cycle which includes L'Assommoir, Nana and Germinal)
Victor Hugo, poet (1802–85) – Les Contemplations
Charles Baudelaire, poet (1821–67) – Les Fleurs du mal
Edmond Rostand, dramatist – Cyrano de Bergerac
Frédéric Bastiat, nonfiction writer – The Law
Jules Michelet, historian – Histoire de France, La Sorcière

Modern Fiction
• 20th century
o Marcel Proust – À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time)
o Gaston Leroux – Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (The Phantom of the Opera)
o Louis-Ferdinand Céline – Voyage au bout de la nuit (Journey to the End of the Night)
o Colette – Gigi
o Jean Genet – Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs
o Julien Gracq – Le Rivage des Syrtes (The Opposing Shore)
o André Malraux – La Condition Humaine (Man's Fate), L'Espoir (Man's Hope)
o Albert Camus – L'Étranger (The Stranger or The Outsider)
o Alain Robbe-Grillet – Dans le labyrinthe
o Georges Perec – La vie mode d'emploi
o Claude Simon - Les Géorgiques (The Georgics)
o Robert Pinget – Passacaille
o Jean-Paul Sartre – La Nausée (Nausea), L´Âge de Raison (The Age of Reason)
o Françoise Sagan – Bonjour Tristesse (Hello Sadness)
o Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince)
Robert Desnos, poet (1900–45)
Jacques Prévert, poet (1900–77)
Léopold Sédar Senghor, poet (1906–2001)
Samuel Beckett, playwright – En attendant Godot (Waiting for Godot), Fin de Partie ( Endgame) and other works in French
Jean-Paul Sartre, philosopher – Existentialism is a Humanism, Being and Nothingness
Simone de Beauvoir, feminist – The Second Sex
• 21st century
o Michel Houellebecq – La carte et le territoire (The Map and the Territory)
o Léonora Miano – La Saison de l'ombre
o Kamel Daoud – Meursault, contre-enquête (The Meursault Investigation)
Marie-Claire Bancquart, poet and editor, Couleurs femmes: Poèmes de 57 femmes, Le Castor Astral
Plays by French and Francophone Women: A Critical Anthology edited by Christiane P. Makward and Judith G. Miller, 1994
Voyage d’une Parisienne à Lhassa (English translation: My Journey to Lhasa) by by Alexandra David-Neel  (Author)

Modern French literature begins with Emile Zo1a, author of L'Oeuvre, L'Oeuvre II, and L'Hors d'Oeuvre, as well as Shah Nana, a sizzling expose of depravity and corruption in the households of various deposed Middle Eastern Potentates.


Princessa (Astoria Toller) -- She has fair skin, brown eyes, and long straight brown hair.  She is heterosexual and polyamorous.  She is 23 years old when she marries Cavalier (Farrell Westover) and Tarnish (Declaude Rowe).  Astoria grew up in the Heights.  She has participated in Cotillion programs since fifth grade and Renaissance Faires since ninth grade.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Peace & Justice Studies at Regis University in Denver, Colorado.  Instead of taking a minor, she chose to pursue four certificates: Nonprofit Executive Leadership, Conflict Management, English History and Literature, and Party Monitor.
 Originally Astoria planned to work for a nonprofit organization or perhaps become a diplomat.  After gaining superpowers, however, she chose the name Princessa, then started taking assignments for SPOON and doing other superhera work.  She is gaining some respect even among gray and black hats, because despite her tendency to ruin their plans, she deals fairly with everyone.  Princessa first became interested in Cavalier, a gray cape.  As he drifted more and more into her sphere, and the two of them became nemeses of Tarnish.  They shared enough interests to keep colliding at LARP events and Renaissance Faires.  Then one time when Tarnish had Cavalier tied to a chair in a hotel room, he made the mistake of asking Cavalier's deepest, darkest secret -- which turned out to be, "I think I might be falling in love with you."  Tarnish cut him loose, shoved him out the door, and then fled out the window.  When Cavalier told Princessa what happened, she allowed that she found Tarnish intrigueing.  After that, Tarnish went into a spiral of doom for a while, but Princessa managed to pull him out of it.
 Eventually they work out a tentative relationship and decide to formalize it.  But they have to keep cape politics out of the bedroom.  They travel mainly in the mountain states of Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.  Sometimes they venture into the plains states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota.
Origin: The Sociology department developed a program to enhance leadership potential through meditation, brain stimulation, and guided exercises.  Astoria participated in it during her senior year as a capstone project for her Nonprofit Executive Leadership certificate.  As a result, she developed leadership superpowers.  The other students complained that it was bunk and a waste of their time, because nobody else seemed to obtain measurable improvements from it.
Uniform: She wears neutrals and jewel tones, including fawn brown, dove gray, sapphire, carnelian, emerald, silver, and gold.  She loves sumptuous clothes and rarely wears anything other than dresses or skirts with blouses.  On duty, she wears a sapphire velvet dress with carnelian sleeves and silver trim, along with a brocade mask.
Qualities: Good (+2) Diplomatic, Good (+2) English History and Literature, Good (+2) Interpersonal Intelligence, Good (+2) Live-Action Roleplaying, Good (+2) Stamina
Poor (-2) Nosy
Powers: Good (+2) Leadership
Her abilities include Leadership Intuition, Enhanced Charisma, and Command Inducement.  She uses her insights and inspiration far more than direct pressure, typically reserving the latter for emergencies.
Motivation: To bring out the best in people so they can make peace.

In T-America, the typical progression is Junior Cotillion (5th-6th grade), Middle Cotillion (7th-8th grade), and Senior Cotillion (9th-12th grade).  Middle students mentor Junior students, and Senior students mentor Middle students.  Senior students typically have college-age mentors who previously completed the program.  A debutante ball marks their official entrance into society after graduation from high school.

We Teach Junior & Advanced Cotillion Classes in Middle School
Junior
Cotillion Class
5th & 6th Grade Students
• Appropriate Attire
• First Impressions
• Tying Ties
• Posture (Sitting & Standing)
• Coats & Jackets
• Grooming & Personal Care
• Social Media Etiquette
• Gossip & Bullying
• Holding Doors (When & How)
• Name Tags & Lapel Pins
• Formal Introduction Etiquette
• Refreshment Lines
• Sportsmanship
• Table Manners I
• Place Settings I
Advanced
Cotillion Class
7th & 8th Grade Students
• Formalwear Basics
• Receiving Lines
• Tying Bowties
• Corsages & Boutonnières
• Phone & Email Etiquette
• RSVP's & Thank You Notes
• Gift Giving
• Toasts & Remarks
• Interview Etiquette
• Social Graces (Best Practices)
• Give & Receive Compliments
• Sporting Event Etiquette
• Formal Event Etiquette
• Table Manners II
• Place Settings II

National League of Junior Cotillions High School Cotillion Program
The High School Cotillion Program is a licensed program of NLJC designed specifically for high school students. New etiquette and character development topics which are pertinent to the high school years, such as dating courtesies, interviewing for scholarships and jobs, positive self-esteem, and handling peer-pressure will be presented and discussed at each dance. This program will bridge the gap for today’s high schooler between their education and the real world in a meaningful way.
High schoolers, 9th – 12th grade, are eligible to participate in the High School Cotillion Program.
The program covers specific skills such as (bulleted list) how to:
• pay bills
• register to vote
• submit tax forms
• apply for a loan
• buy a car
• pay utilities
• make a budget
• dress for a job interview
and more!


Bachelor of Arts in Peace & Justice Studies
at Regis University in Denver, Colorado

Classroom
Peace and Justice Studies Program Requirements
Core Course Requirements  (15 credit hours)
PJ 200/PJ 200C Introduction to Peace and Justice (3 ch)
PJ 400 Foundations of Peace and Justice (3 ch)
PJ 401 Research & Writing in the Community (3 ch)
PJ 464 Community Organizing (3 ch)
PJ 496 Peace and Justice Studies Project (3 ch)
Elective Requirements (15 credit hours)
Five 400-level Peace and Justice courses, two of which must come from this list.
PJ 431  Freedom Movements and Human Rights
PJ 432G Gender and Homelessness (3 ch)
PJ 451 Climate Justice (3 ch)
WGS 400 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
PJ 490 Cape Politics (T-American)
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 30 credit hours

Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate
Become a Nonprofit Leader
Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate Requirements
Executive Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Total Requirements: 12 credit hours
MNM 6010 History, Theory & Future of the Nonprofit Sector
Select 3 classes (9 credit hours) from the following:
MNM 6100 Legal and Ethical Issues for Nonprofits
MNM 6470 Program Development and Accountability
MNM 6480 Governance and Organizational Leadership

Conflict Management Undergraduate Certificate
Learn to Develop Solutions to Difficult Problems
Regis University’s undergraduate academic certificate in Conflict Management benefits professionals who wish to become more proficient in negotiating, mediating disputes and developing solutions to difficult problems.
Conflict Management (Undergraduate) Program Requirements
Conflict Management Certificate Requirements: 15 credit hours
COM 310 Interpersonal Communication
COM 408 Conflict Management
COM 420 Mediation
COM 466 Negotiation
COM 470  Decision Making and Problem Solving

Bachelor of Arts Individualized Certificate in English History and Literature
TOTAL INDIVIDUALIZED CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS: 12-15 CREDIT HOURS (4 TO 5 COURSES)
English
EN 300 Literary Analysis (3 sh)
EN 353  British Literature Survey to 1789 (3 sh)
EN 354  British Literature Survey 1789 to Present (3 sh)
History
HS 232. WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 (3). Traces the origins
of an interdependent world through investigation of modern
history in a global context. Examines how Europe, relatively
insignificant in 1500, came to dominate the globe by 1900.
Includes nationalism, decolonization, the Cold War, and the end
of bipolarity.
HS 410. THE RENAISSANCE IN EUROPE (3). This interdisciplinary course examines significant political, military, social, religious, and cultural developments in Europe during the Renaissance, from the Black Death of the 14th Century through the end of the Wars of Religion in 1650. Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior standing.

Party Monitor Certificate
In T-America, Regis University offers a Party Monitor Certificate.  These classes are offered as 1-credit intensives (typically one weekend to two weeks) primarily during school breaks, although the weekend versions are offered at the beginning of the semester to get people started.  Some are also offered as 2-credit classes during the semester.  Only the first six are required to become an official Party Monitor at Regis.  The others are offered to expand options for students who wish to continue developing their skills in entertainment safety.  This certificate appeals to people studying Business, Conflict Management, Peace and Justice, and other fields.
Introduction to Party Monitoring
First Aid for Social Occasions
Citizen Law and Event Planning
De-escalation Skills
Integrated Basic Self-Defense
Relationship Awareness and Safety
Hosting Skills
Conversation and Socializing
Party Games and Entertainment
Refreshments for Social Events
Introverts and Extroverts at Parties
Planning Inclusive Events

Princessa keeps a few skirts and blouses to mix and match.  She has a gray capsule wardrobe with monochrome accessories.  Her brown capsule wardrobe comes with a set of matching brown accessories and another set of bright ones.  She has sets of dresses in brown, carnelian, emerald, and sapphire.

See maps of the Mountain States and Plains States.

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The Dreamwidth post maker is not working properly (for whatever reason, it won't do Rich Text mode), so I had to put this on LiveJournal:

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The general fund poll is now open on Dreamwidth.

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This poem is spillover from the February 5, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] technoshaman, [personal profile] readera, [personal profile] librarygeek, [personal profile] helgatwb, and [personal profile] redsixwing. It also fills the" asking someone to join a group" square in my 9-5-18 Kind and Soft card for the 1000 Words or Less Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, [personal profile] fuzzyred, [personal profile] technoshaman, [personal profile] zianuray, and [personal profile] book_worm5. It belongs to the Iron Horses thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Today is cloudy, cool, and breezy.  It rained again last night.

I went out to feed birds.  Then I picked half a bag of mulberries.  I had just finished doing that when it began to rain.  :D

Asian lilies, daylilies, golden rain tree, and cleome are blooming. 

Yesterday I picked about 2 cups of mixed herbs for the salad.  \o/

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Yesterday we made a Wicker Man for Litha.  A challenge was that it has been raining for weeks.  On previous occasions we made a stick frame and covered it with bunches of dry grass.  This time, we just used sticks.

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We had plenty of Romi cheese left, so I made this for supper tonight. :D

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This poem is spillover from the May 7, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] redsixwing, [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, and [personal profile] lb_lee. It also fills the "Ten of Arrows - Instruction" square in my 4-30-19 card for the Tarot Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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The following poems from the June 4, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my Dreamwidth profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods. There are still verses left in the linkback poems "The Open Gyre," "Growing Green, Growing Gold," "Mysterious and Impermanent," "Greater Than the Sum," "Nascent Wisdom," "A Lively Feast," "Between the Normal and the Abnormal," "Always Carry Your Goodness," "Crossroads on the Hero's Journey," "Gökotta," and "May Everything."

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