June 30th, 2020

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Bingo

I have made bingo down the B and G columns of my 6-1-20 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo Fest. I made a total of 19 fills on this card, which is above average for me.


B1 (teaching / learning) -- "The Map and the Menu" (standalone)
B2 (change) -- "Révolution tranquille" (Polychrome Heroics)
B3 (opposites) -- "The Wolf of the Galleries" (standalone)
B4 (naked / vulnerable) -- "Vulnerable and Bound" (Polychrome Heroics: Rutledge)
B5 (worth it) -- "A Gentle Whisper" (Arts and Crafts America)

G1 (lead / follow) -- "Hope and Faith in Their Abilities" (Polychrome Heroics: Rutledge)
G2 (question / request) -- "The Evolution of Society as a Whole" (Polychrome Heroics: Aquariana)
G3 (body language) -- "Bee Happy Embroidery" (Arts and Crafts America)
G4 (sad / upset) -- "Whatever Is Left Within" (Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink)
G5 (protect) -- "Tada Gan Iarracht" (Polychrome Heroics: Finn Family)

I1 (food) -- "Satisfied, Calm, Cared For, and Carefree" (Polychrome Heroics: Mallory)
I2 (victory / success) -- "The Evolution of Fuel Cells" (standalone)

N1 (improvise) -- "No Idea What's Going to Happen" (Polychrome Heroics: Rutledge)
N2 (knitting / sewing / crochet / etc.) -- "A Velvet Revolution" (Arts and Crafts America)
N3 (WILD CARD: summer) -- "Summer Haiku" (500 kigo haiku series)
N4 (helping) -- "Ethical Rebels" (Polychrome Heroics: Kraken)

O3 (acceptance) -- "When Someone Else Believes in You" (Polychrome Heroics: Finn Family)
O4 (early) -- "Give Back Grace and Delight" (Polychrome Heroics: Broken Angels)
O5 (running out of time) -- "In the Main Movements" (An Army of One)
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Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, July 7

This is an advance announcement for the Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. This time the theme will be "Yeah, we have those too."  I'll be soliciting ideas for assholes, abusers, victims, bigots, zealots, troublemakers, rebels, tyrants, saboteurs, resistance cells, social engineers, leaders, followers, equals, young elders, ethicists, activists, conservatives, charismatic people, superheroes, supervillains, outcasts, loners, conscientious objectors, other people who reflect on each other, mirroring, criticizing, rescuing, supporting, rebelling, undermining, infiltrating, deceiving, social engineering, working on the car together, clearing out the bad apples, making changes, leading, following, cooperating, negotiating, mediating, bartering, speaking, listening, reading, writing, discovering yourself, testing boundaries, creating connections, coming of age, learning what you can (and can't) do, changing the world, accomplishing the impossible, recovering from setbacks, returning home, homes, counseling offices, churches, temples, meeting halls, capitals, cities, government offices, back rooms, schools, rural areas, farms, supervillain lairs, alien planets, fantasy worlds, other places of reflection, unpleasant revelations, civil unrest, sea change, pesky objects, planned obsolescence, teamwork, teamfamily, complementary strengths and weaknesses, dominance fights, leadership, followship, etiquette, bigotry, confusion, independence, cooperation, virtues, values conflict, loyalty, betrayal, alienation, rebellion, the heroic journey, personal growth, imprint vulnerability, rites of passage, and poetic forms in particular.

Among my more relevant series for the main theme:

An Army of One constructs a society from outcasts.

Fledgling Grace reveals hidden connections.

Monster House brings together people from different backgrounds to form a family.

The Moon Door is about chronic illnesses and lycathropy.

The Ocracies is about all different types of government, but people find common ground anyway.

One God's Story of Mid-Life Crisis features the God of Drunks and his followers.

Polychrome Heroics has many different organizations and groups, and quite a lot of reflection.

Walking the Beat is lesbian romance with a community focus.

Or you can ask for something new.

I have a linkback poem, "Two Ends of a Spectrum" (6 verses, standalone).

If you're interested, mark the date on your calendar, and please hold actual prompts until the "Poetry Fishbowl Open" post next week.  (If you're not available that day, or you live in a time zone that makes it hard to reach me, you can leave advance prompts.  I am now.)  Meanwhile, if you want to help with promotion, please feel free to link back here or repost this on your blog. 

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Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, July 7

This is an advance announcement for the Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. This time the theme will be "Yeah, we have those too."  I'll be soliciting ideas for abusers, victims, bigots, zealots, troublemakers, rebels, tyrants, saboteurs, resistance cells, social engineers, leaders, followers, equals, young elders, ethicists, activists, conservatives, charismatic people, superheroes, supervillains, outcasts, loners, conscientious objectors, other people who reflect on each other, mirroring, criticizing, rescuing, supporting, rebelling, undermining, infiltrating, deceiving, social engineering, working on the car together, clearing out the bad apples, making changes, leading, following, cooperating, negotiating, mediating, bartering, speaking, listening, reading, writing, discovering yourself, testing boundaries, creating connections, coming of age, learning what you can (and can't) do, changing the world, accomplishing the impossible, recovering from setbacks, returning home, homes, counseling offices, churches, temples, meeting halls, capitals, cities, government offices, back rooms, schools, rural areas, farms, supervillain lairs, alien planets, fantasy worlds, other places of reflection, unpleasant revelations, civil unrest, sea change, teamwork, teamfamily, complementary strengths and weaknesses, dominance fights, leadership, followship, etiquette, bigotry, confusion, independence, cooperation, virtues, values conflict, loyalty, betrayal, alienation, rebellion, the heroic journey, personal growth, imprint vulnerability, rites of passage, and poetic forms in particular.

Among my more relevant series for the main theme:

An Army of One constructs a society from outcasts.

Fledgling Grace reveals hidden connections.

Monster House brings together people from different backgrounds to form a family.

The Moon Door is about chronic illnesses and lycathropy.

The Ocracies is about all different types of government, but people find common ground anyway.

One God's Story of Mid-Life Crisis features the God of Drunks and his followers.

Polychrome Heroics has many different organizations and groups, and quite a lot of reflection.

Walking the Beat is lesbian romance with a community focus.

Or you can ask for something new.

I have a linkback poem, "Two Ends of a Spectrum" (6 verses, standalone).

If you're interested, mark the date on your calendar, and please hold actual prompts until the "Poetry Fishbowl Open" post next week.  (If you're not available that day, or you live in a time zone that makes it hard to reach me, you can leave advance prompts.  I am now.)  Meanwhile, if you want to help with promotion, please feel free to link back here or repost this on your blog. 

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Birdfeeding

Today is cloudy, humid, and warm.

I fed the birds.

We cut a lot of dead wood away from the back path into the orchard, under the mulberry tree. 

EDIT 6/30/20 -- I picked up sticks in the cleared area and the rest of the yard by the house.

EDIT 6/30/20 -- I trimmed grass around the septic tank.

EDIT 6/30/20 -- I cut weeds in the septic garden.

Fireflies are coming out.  :D

EDIT 6/30/20 -- I went back out to look at fireflies.  Not many visible now, though this is usually the peak.  I saw a bat, though.