Why English Is Evolving
Poem: "To See a Doll of Yourself"
How to Improve Conversation Skills
Cheap Places to Live
Poem: "If You Don't Have Experience Sewing"
Community Building Tip: Traveling
Recipe: "Summer Squash with Herbal Butter"
Emotional Intimacy Question: Comfort
Moment of Silence: Rutger Hauer
Poem: "Even If We Have to Dig a Little"
Poetry in Microfunding:
There are two open epics.
"Everyone Can Dance" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Shiv realizes a possible catch in the plan.
"What Survives the Whole Process" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Fortressa. Penny has finalized the design of her new cargo pants.
The weather has been mild here. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a small flock of mourning doves, several house finches, several sparrows, a pair of cardinals, and a squirrel. Currently blooming: violas, petunias, pinks, marigolds, lantana, torenia, million bells, moss rose, firecracker plant, salvia, nasturtiums, gaillardia, clover, morning glories, butterfly weed, blackberry lilies, cup plant, yellow coneflower, bergamot, gladioli, partridge pea, red yarrow, coreopsis, and a bunch of other things. There are a few mulberries left. Blackberries are ripe. Crabapples and apples have green fruit.