July 17th, 2020


Studying Love

I came across this quote:

"If he desired to know about automobiles, he would, without question, study diligently about automobiles. If his wife desired to be a gourmet cook, she'd certainly study the art of cooking, perhaps even attending a cooking class. Yet, it never seems as obvious to him that if he wants to live in love, he must spend at least as much time as the auto mechanic or the gourmet in studying love."
-- Leo Buscaglia

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Today is hot and muggy.

I fed the birds.

I picked up the rest of the walnut fronds from the orchard and spread them to dry in the ritual meadow.  Then I raked up the stubs from the fire into the center. 

EDIT 7/17/20: I picked up more brush from the orchard and moved it to the ritual meadow.

Poetry Fishbowl Themes for Late 2020

Based on an audience poll, these are the themes for upcoming fishbowls:

August 4, 2020 -- Unconventional Problem Solving
September 4, 2020 -- Interspecies First Aid
October 6, 2020 -- You must not be from around here...
November 3, 2020 -- Crossing Cape Lines
December 1, 2020 -- Unconventional Living Arrangements
January 5, 2021 -- Short Forms

Poem: "Ethical Rebels"

Based on an audience poll, this is the free epic for the July 7, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl reaching its $200 goal. This poem is spillover from the June 2, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] librarygeek, [personal profile] wyld_dandelyon, and Anonymous. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem deals with human trafficking and forced marriage including children.

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