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Monday Update 1-18-16

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Herbie Hancock at Harvard
Poetry Fishbowl Report for January 5, 2016
Moment of Silence: Dan Haggerty
New entry for "The Moon Door"
Braille Tablet
Moment of Silence: Alan Rickman
Sunlight Dosimeter
February Poetry Theme

The Crowdfunding Creative Jam went great this weekend. I wrote 8 poems, of which 7 are already listed and the last one drafted but not yet polished and thumbnailed. There are also links to a couple poems based on my prompts.

I finally finished printing the year-end collections.  We'll be taking those for binding soon.  Yay, progress!

The bonus Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, January 19 focusing on The Moon Door series.  If you want to read about lycanthropy, chronic disease, and women's relationships then come give me prompts or watch for the new poetry to appear.  I am especially hoping to hear from some of my fans who are living with body issues that require creative coping skills.

The Rose & Bay Awards are open for nominations of excellent crowdfunded projects active during 2015 in the following categories.  Please come propose your favorite projects for recognition.  All categories need more activity, but especially Art and Other Project.
Art (0 nominees)
Fiction (3 nominees)
Poetry (2 nominees)
Webcomic (3 nominees)
Other Project (1 nominee)
Patron (3 nominees)

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad helps a lot of people.  "Like a Shag on a Rock" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and has two new verses.  The Spectrum are not doing well in Australia.  "The Bricolage of Banished Lives" is now complete, showing the relationship between Ilyana Cherenkov and Blue Blaze.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "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" "Riding from the Rescue" "To Ride Death" (poetry), "Rammer" (nonfiction).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

We had a little snow and a little rain this week.  The bird feeder action has been heavier than it has all year!  Seen at the bird feeders this week: huge flock of sparrows, smaller flock of mourning doves, several cardinals, two squirrels, and a downy woodpecker on the suet feeder.  This morning I finally got a look at the larger woodpecker's belly, which is blank, so it's a red-bellied woodpecker instead of a northern flicker.  Woohoo!
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