May 25th, 2020

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Poem: "The Mother of Trees to Come"

This poem is spillover from the April 21, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from Anonymous. It also fills the "Green" square in my 4-1-20 card for the Spring Fest Bingo. This poem has been sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Big One thread of the Polychrome Heroics series, and references events in "To Repair the Damage of the Lumberman" as well as the earthquake itself.

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Poem: "Close Attention Is Paid to Their Actions"

This poem is spillover from the April 21, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] chanter1944. It also fills the "WILD CARD: Crow" square in my 4-1-20 card for the Spring Fest Bingo. This poem has been sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Big One thread of the Polychrome Heroics series, and follows "The Queen of Crows" so read that first or this will make no sense.

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Poem: "Because Her Darkness Burns So Brightly"

This poem came out of the April 21, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] mama_kestrel. It also fills the "Tame" square in my 4-1-20 card for the Spring Fest Bingo. This poem has been sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Big One thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Feathering the Nest

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer is hosting Feathering the Nest today, calling for prompts about nonsexual intimacies.  Leave prompts, get ficlets!

As soon as I post this, I’ll start writing a new bonus story, planned for between seven thousand five hundred words and eight thousand words. Getting that story posted is a little harder: I need to reach a total of $150 in tips to sponsor stories. Reaching that goal will immediately double the number of words posted. The story spans several weeks of Genna’s talks with Anton, the Satanic priest. There will be warnings for the topics, mostly from an abundance of caution, but I’ll also include plenty of links to support the characters’ opinions.
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Monday Update 5-25-20

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "Think First of the Action"
Poem: "The Paramount Importance of One’s Fishing Companions"
Poem: "How to Hold the Darkness"
Birdfeeding
The Miracle Sudoku
Birdfeeding
Poem: "The Professor's Keychain"
Community Building Tip: Coworking Hub
Emotional Intelligence Frameworks
Poem: "Based on the Mistake"
Read "Kinder" by Rix_scaedu
Birdfeeding
Poem: "A Living Element"
Poem: "A Linguistic Process"
Recipe: "Buffalo Meatloaf"
Birdfeeding
Poem: "Coming Together Is a Beginning"
Poem: "Those Who See Language"
Self-Awareness Question: Best Day
Birdfeeding
Hard Things


Last week's half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics went quite well.  I still have a ton of things to post.  Keep an eye on that sale page and use the title links to see the new poems.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics at present.

"Protect the Forests" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. The Iron Horses talk about connecting with the land.

"Pride Against Prejudice" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. The autograph tables are impressive.


The weather has been mild and rainy here. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a flock of blackbirds, a flock of mourning doves, a flock of sparrows, a flock of rose-breasted grosbeaks, several cardinals, several dark-eyed juncos, several house finches, several gray catbirds, several robins, 2 male and 1 female goldfinches, a brown thrasher, a phoebe, and a squirrel.  Currently blooming: violets, celandine poppy, jack-in-the-pulpit, honeysuckle, nannyberry, creeping bellflower, purple allium, lily of the valley, comfrey, white allium, chives, white iris, peonies, raspberries. 
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Birdfeeding

Today is partly sunny and hot.  :P

I fed the birds.

We hauled one wheelbarrow of previously cut brush from the south lot to the brushpile in the ritual meadow. 

EDIT 5/25/20 -- I went back out and started trimming grass around the wagonwheel garden.

EDIT 5/25/20 -- I trimmed more grass around the wagonwheel garden.

EDIT 5/25/20 -- I trimmed more grass around the wagonwheel garden.

EDIT 5/25/20 --  I trimmed more grass around the wagonwheel garden.  It's more than halfway around now.

As it's getting dark, I am done for the night.
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Poem: "Play with a Sense of Destiny"

This poem is spillover from the August 6, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] gingicat. It also fills the "outdoors" square in my 8-2-19 card for the End of Summer Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] fuzzyred. It belongs to the Dr. Infanta thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Colors of the World

There have been skin-tone art supplies available more-or-less widely for the last decade or so, and quite rarely before then, but most were in sets of 6-12.  Now Crayola is releasing a set of 24 skin tone crayons plus a few extras for hair and eyes.   They have a fantastic range of pinks and browns, some so-so golden tones, but not really a good olive or terracotta.  It's still a huge leap forward.

Some other examples of multicultural art supplies and toys:

https://www.kaplanco.com/shop/arts-and-crafts/diversity

https://www.qualityclassrooms.com/shop/arts-crafts/multicultural-crafts.html

https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2016/12/diverse-toys.html

https://www.mastersofgames.com/cat/guide/schools-games-ethnic-cultural.htm
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Poem: "Often the Beginning of Great Enterprises"

This poem is spillover from the April 21, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by the "Promise of Spring" square in my 4-1-20 card for the Spring Fest Bingo. It has been sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] fuzzyred. This poem belongs to the Rutledge thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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