How to Avoid Blisters from Yardening
Today's Yardening: Firebuilding
Poll: Salvaging as Canon
Read "Salvaging" by Dialecticdreamer
Savory Bread Pudding Algorithm
When Everything Is Awful
Negative Impacts of GamerGate
Abortion as an Option
A Comic About Closets
Gender Neutrality in Sweden
I posted a triptych in Frankenstein's Family for barter, which follows the trot-line incident:
"The Cold of the Winter"
"The Heat of the Fever"
"That Resurrection of Hope"
Poetry in Microfunding:
"Often Buried Deep" belongs to the series An Army of One and is now complete. Follow Astin back to Trunnion for a discussion of trade opportunities. "Settled" is the third piece of the Polychrome Heroics triptych about the fight at SPOON. There are 10 new verses, in which Danso and Aidan discuss what went awry with Danso's talent.
Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry). Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3), "Stinging Like Nettles" "Off the Clock" (poetry). Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet). In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes," "Broken Hopes," "Brewing Beauty," "Little Paws in the Licenses" (fiction), "The Smallest Invaders," "Raising the Future" "Beach Pies" "Unsolid Ground" (poetry). Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).
The weather here is warm and delightful. The first snow crocus are blooming. Buds are swelling on maples and lilacs. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, a few mourning doves, dark-eyed juncos.