March 1st, 2021


Monday Update 3-1-21

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Today's Smoothie
Community Building Tip: Oral History
Electric Vehicles
Today's Smoothie
Self-Awareness Question: What You Do
Poem: "This Very Moment"
Pear and Sour Cream Muffins
Hard Things

There will be a Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, March 2 with a theme of "Alternate History."  I hope to see you all then!

The 2021 Rose and Bay Awards have closed for voting. Most of the winners have been declared and I'm just waiting on the last one before I put together an announcement.

My February goal has been wok study. I will probably continue this, as it has been a very interesting experiment. You can enjoy what I've done as foodpr0n even if you don't use a wok. Here are the relevant posts:
We Have a Wok
Wok Study
Recipe: "Ginger Pork Stir-Fry with Mushroom"
Today's Cooking: Orange Beef
Wok Recipes
Oyster Sauce
Recipe: "Chicken with Pineapple"
Recipe: "Bell Pepper Beef"
Recipe: "Chicken with Baby Corn Stir-Fry"
Recipe: "Beef and Peas Stir-fry"
Recipe: "Mushroom Chicken Stir-fry"
Recipe: "Bok Choy Chicken Stir-Fry"
Recipe: "Crockpot Pork and Bok Choy"
Recipe: "Bok Choy Beef Stir-fry"

Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics at present.

"A Celebration and a Consolation" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Keira's father dumps her mother on Yule.

"The Best Understanding of Their Differences" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Calliope and has 3 new verses. Calliope and Vagary consider the aftermath of the bubble fight.

The weather has been mostly mild here. The snow is all melted and the ground soggy. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a flock of mourning doves, several cardinals, a Bewick's wren, a downy woodpecker, and a squirrel.


Celtic Bingo Fest Card 3-1-21

Here is my card for the Celtic Bingo Fest over in [community profile] allbingo. It features Celtic and related cultures. The fest runs from March 1-31. (See all my 2021 bingo cards.)

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out. I've had a few requests for this and the results have been awesome so far. This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I may still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Underlined prompts have been filled.


Iron AgeShieldTree of LifeWoadPicts
HarpFiannaWILD CARDIrishRound Houses
TorcsHorseEquinoxWarriorsGrace O'Malley

Rose and Bay Awards

The Rose and Bay Awards are now complete. These are the winners for the 2021 award season:

Art: "The Shitpost Calligrapher" by Mia Cong.
Fiction: "Feathering the Nest" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer aka Sarah Williams.
Poetry: "Poetry Fishbowl" by [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith aka Elizabeth Barrette.
Webcomic: "Alfie - Chapter 14" by InCase.
Other Project: "Cakes & Ale Online!" by Tony & Mark Korol-Evans.
Patron: [personal profile] fuzzyred, patron of the Poetry Fishbowl.

Special thanks to everyone who made this a success!