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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
News from Titan
Saturday Yardening
Friday Yardening
How to Wake Someone Up
Wednesday Yardening
Patriotism Video
Card Magic


This week's Poetry Fishbowl brought some great prompts, though not a lot of donations.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia.  "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and has 34 new verses.  Aidan and Saraphina visit the nursery and the Wood Room in the Montessori school. 


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).


The weather has been warmer this week.  Currently blooming: zinnias, petunias, marigolds, million bells, moss rose, pansies, comfrey, echinacea, morning glories, yellow coneflowers, Queen Anne's lace, chicory, Shasta daisies, coreopsis, milkweed.  Large blackberries are ripe.  Crabapples and apricots have green fruit.  
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Sunday Yardening
My Badge for Finish It Fest
New Mangoes!
New Berettaflies Posts
Saturday Yardening
Flappy Icon
"Dress for Myself" is now complete!
The Battle of the Greasy Grass
Poetry Fishbowl Report for June 7, 2016
Friday Yardening
Trope Bingo Card 7-1-16
Winter Fest in July Bingo Card
Supporting Problematic Things
Unsold Poems from the June 7, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl
Thursday's Yardening
Recipe: "Mango Ice Cream"
Progress of the Mangoes
Wednesday Yardening
New Fruit
Hard Things


The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, July 5 with a theme of "Is there a word for that feeling?" Mark your calendar so you can come give me prompts.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia.  "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and has 34 new verses.  Aidan and Saraphina visit the nursery and the Wood Room in the Montessori school.  "The Love We Give Our Fragile Craft" belongs to An Army of One and is now complete.  Bexley and the Falconwing  discuss culture and teamwork.

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).


The weather has been cooler and wetter this week.  We have gotten a substantial amount of rain, with the promise of more to come.  Currently blooming: zinnias, petunias, marigolds, million bells, moss rose, pansies, pink things in the wildflower garden, comfrey, daylilies, echinacea, morning glories, yellow coneflowers, Queen Anne's lace, chicory, Shasta daisies.  Small blackberries are ripe, large ones are red.  Crabapples and apricots have green fruit.  
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Morality of Culture
Sunday Yardening
Saturday Yardening
Friday Yardening
Read "Guido" by Siliconshaman
The Runaway Robot
Thursday's Yardening
Wednesday Yardening
Good News


The air conditioning is not fixed, nor does it have any estimate on when it might be fixed, but I have a window unit in my office now so at least I am able to work.

The half-price sale in An Army of One did well last week.  Visit the sale page for links to the newly published poems.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia.  "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and has 34 new verses.  Aidan and Saraphina visit the nursery and the Wood Room in the Montessori school.  "The Love We Give Our Fragile Craft" belongs to An Army of One and has 73 new verses.  Bexley and the Falconwing  decide to team up.

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).


The weather has been sweltering.  However, we got some much-needed rain yesterday.  \o/  Currently blooming: zinnias, petunias, marigolds, million bells, moss rose, pansies, pink things in the wildflower garden, comfrey, daylilies, echinacea.  Black raspberries are done, still a few mulberries left but probably not worth chasing.  Blackberries are beginning to ripen.  Crabapples and apricots have green fruit.  Fireflies are active now. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Sunday Yardening
Read "Liquid Time" by Siliconshaman
Read "Midday Meeting" by Dialecticdreamer
Saturday Yardening
Read "The Last Straw" by Dialecticdreamer
Crowdfunding Creative Jam
Magical Accommodations for Limited Mobility
Hard Things
Wednesday Yardening


Half-price sale in An Army of One this week when I can get it up.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia.  "The Door to Nowhere" is now complete.  See how they deal with evil!Schrodinger.  "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Aidan and Saraphina return to Easy City to visit Arlene and explore a Montessori school.

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).


Too fucking hot to think.  Air conditioning has been broken over a week and repairman can't be arsed to return calls, let alone come fix it.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, and grackles.  Currently blooming: violets, zinnias, petunias, marigolds, million bells, moss rose, pansies, pink things and penstemon in the wildflower garden, comfrey, daylilies.  Missed most of raspberry season, still some mulberries left but can't do yardwork.  Blackberries, crabapples, and apricots have green fruit.  Fireflies are active now.  Saw bats last night.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Review: "X-Men Apocalypse"
Coping Skills
Saturday Yardening
Friday Yardening
Fiction from Dialecticdreamer
Thursday's Yardening
Wednesday Yardening


The Poetry Fishbowl produced a lot of good poems, although not as many people sponsored some.  I was pleased to get more prompts for sub-epics this time, so there were plenty of short to long poems available.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  Folks discuss the good and evil Schrodingers.  "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Aidan and Saraphina return to Easy City to visit Arlene and explore a Montessori school.

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).


It's been sweltering this week.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, cardinals, cowbirds, and grackles.  Currently blooming: violets, honeysuckle, zinnias, petunias, marigolds, million bells, moss rose, pansies, pink things and purple things in the wildflower garden, comfrey, daylilies.  Mulberries and raspberries are ripe.  Blackberries, crabapples, and apricots have green fruit.  Fireflies are active now.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Native Seeds
Sunday Yardening
Amazon Easy Listening Videos
Building and Weaving
Saturday Yardening
Blog Metaphors
Read "Gifts in Kind" by Dialecticdreamer
Poem: "Pillow Talk"
"This Penetrating Intimacy" is now complete!
Friday Yardening
Thursday's Yardening
LGBT Pride Month
Reading About the Aftermath of Sexual Assault
Wednesday Yardening
Cottoncandy Bingo Card 6-1-16
Hard Things
Read "Stones in the River" by Chanter_greenie


Tomorrow will be the June Poetry Fishbowl with a theme of "all creatures great and small."  I hope to see you then!

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  Folks discuss the good and evil Schrodingers.  "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Aidan and Saraphina return to Easy City to visit Arlene and explore a Montessori school.

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).


It's been pretty this week, and we got some rain.  I got some more flowers planted or transplanted.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, cardinals, cowbirds, blue jays, and grackles.  Currently blooming: violets, honeysuckle, zinnias, petunias, marigolds, million bells, moss rose, pansies, pink things and purple things in the wildflower garden, comfrey.  I think the purple thing newly blooming in my wildflower garden is Ohio spiderwort, whose stems look very cornlike.  Mulberries and wild strawberries are ripening.  Blackberries, crabapples, and apricots have green fruit.  Raspberries and serviceberries have pink fruit, but I think the birds are eating all the serviceberries before any get ripe.  Daylilies have buds on them. Fireflies are active now.
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Here's a good post about blog metaphors.  Where are you, when you are in your blog?  I think of mine as a combination of office and living room (which are adjacent in my house) because I post a mix of professional and personal content.  Blog metaphors influence how people behave, because the etiquette is different for a street faire, a class in the park, or somebody's house.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Superheroes in Real Life
Friending Meme
Sunday Yardening
Unsold Poems from the May 3, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl
Saturday Yardening
Schrodinger's Entanglement
Poetry Fishbowl Report for May 3, 2016
Thursday's Yardening
Wednesday Yardening
Good News


I'm currently working on poetry records, trying to catch up before next week's fishbowl.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  Folks discuss the good and evil Schrodingers.  "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Aidan and Saraphina return to Easy City to visit Arlene and explore a Montessori school.

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).


Weather is a little dryer here.  Current project is to follow up the major brush clearing with things like putting stump killer on the remains.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, cardinals, and grackles.  Currently blooming: violets, honeysuckle, zinnias, petunias, marigolds, million bells, moss rose, johnny jump ups, pink things and purple things in the wildflower garden, comfrey. The iris and peonies are done.
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Friendzy Summer 2016: find active LJers who write the way you want to read!

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friending frenzy: active LJ friends!


Looking for more active LJ friends?
Post about yourself and find new people!





Also please spread the word!

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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Sunday Yardening
Saturday Yardening
New Images of Mars
Using Superpowers
Friday Yardening
Thursday's Yardening
Watch "Flow Like Poe"
Gaming Girls at GenCon
Wednesday Yardening
Hard Things
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia


The half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics was a HUGE success.  As you can see, I still have a bunch of poems to post.  Some of those will go up shortly, others are on a payment plan.  I'll try to get caught up as quick as I can.  Thank you all for your support.  You are awesome.  :D


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  Folks discuss the good and evil Schrodingers.  "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Aidan and Saraphina return to Easy City to visit Arlene and explore a Montessori school.

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've had a mix of rain and sun.  Today looks nice.  I am caught up on current planting, although there's a ton of other stuff to do.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of courting cardinals, cowbirds, and grackles.  Currently blooming: violets, honeysuckle, zinnias, petunias, marigolds, million bells, moss rose, johnny jump ups, iris, peonies, pink things and purple things in the wildflower garden. Columbines and poppies are almost done.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Sunday Yardening
Denmark Reclassifies Transfolk
Llewellyn Assignments
Thursday's Yardening
Captain America: Civil War

Posting the latest poems about Turq led to further discussions about consent, both under the poems and in a separate post "Spectrum of Consent."

This week there is a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics. Come shop for poetry!


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes, and has 4 new verses.  Folks discuss the good and evil Schrodingers.  "When Someone Is Vulnerable" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink and is now complete; the sequel has also been posted.  "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Aidan and Saraphina return to Easy City to visit Arlene and explore a Montessori school.

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).


It's been raining off and on this week, with more due.  I am caught up on current planting, although there's a ton of other stuff to do.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, many grackles, and a cowbird.  Currently blooming: violets, honeysuckle, zinnias, petunias, marigolds, million bells, moss rose, johnny jump ups, columbines, poppies, iris, peonies. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Sunday Yardening
Disappearing Islands
Saturday Yardening
Spiders Have Oral Sex
Friday Yardening
Thursday's Yardening
Read "A Storm of Work and Play" by Dialecticdreamer


Last week's Poetry Fishbowl went well.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  Brenda and Darrel meet up with Chris.  "When Someone Is Vulnerable" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink.  It has been fully funded, but not finished posting yet.  "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Aidan and Saraphina return to Easy City to visit Arlene and explore a Montessori school.

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).


It's been raining off and on for a few days, with more due this week.  I've gotten some yardwork done, but don't know if I'll get outside today.  Hopefully I'll find a time when it's not actively raining.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, many grackles, a pair of blue jays, a cowbird, and a goldfinch.  Currently blooming: violets, honeysuckle, zinnias, nannyberry, petunias, marigolds, million bells, moss rose, johnny jump ups. 
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I need more help with the recordkeeping side of my writing.  A lot of it is stuff that only I can do, but it's possible for other people to do some of the Weebly website updates, which saves me time that I can then use to write more goodies.  What I need most is help making the new entries for freshly written poems, particularly in Polychrome Heroics, but if there's another series you adore and would like to manage, that's useful too.

The basic payoff for this is that you get to see all the new stuff for whatever you are managing, even if it hasn't been published yet.  That's about a chapbook's worth of goodies per month.  If you want some other perk like getting extra poetry printed, I'm open to discussing that.

Who's interested?
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Finish It Bingo Cards 5-1-16
Legitimate Disability
Accessibility Benefits: Keyboard Shortcuts
Polychrome Heroics: The Marrakesh Treaty
Birdfeeding
Poem: "Void of Course"
Sunday Yardening
Improving Accessibility
Solo Celebration Bingo Card 5-1-16
Blogging Against Disablism Day: My Characters with Disabilities
New Crowdfunding Project: "Beasts of the Mesozoic"
Saturday Yardening
BINGO: line
Poetry Fishbowl Report for April 19, 2016
Read "Traveling Storm" by Dialecticdreamer
Read "Building Storm" by Dialecticdreamer
Today's Trip
Bonus Material: Busking in Terramagne
Wednesday Yardening
Good News


The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, May 3 with a theme of "schooling vs. education." Drop by then and leave me some prompts!


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  Brenda and Darrel meet up with Chris.  "When Someone Is Vulnerable" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink.  It has three new verses in which Ansel tries to figure out what's wrong with Turq.


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).


Yesterday it rained; today it's damp.  I've gotten more yardwork done, but don't know if I'll get outside today.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, many grackles, a rose-breasted grosbeak, a yellow-bellied sapsucker, and five blue jays.  Tulips are done blooming.  Currently blooming: violets, honeysuckle, zinnias, nannyberry.  The poppies have flower buds on them.  They look like fuzzy little aliens.   
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Sunday Yardening
Saturday Yardening
Happy Earth Day!
Friday Yardening
Unsold Poems from the April 19, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl
Hard Things
Wednesday Yardening
Genprompt Bingo Card 4-19-16


This week's bonus fishbowl had modest participation but great plot advancement. \o/ I'm caught up on posting the sponsored poems. "Trust and Integrity" was the last of those. Also, the poem "Repetition of Thought" has been sponsored, so that will get posted as soon as "New Wine in Old Bottles" is sponsored and published.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  There are 6 new verses, in which Brenda and Darrel meet up with Chris.  "When Someone Is Vulnerable" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink.  Turq crash-lands at Ansel's home.


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).


Today is a warm, breezy spring day.  It's been nice for most of the week, so we've accomplished a lot outside.  Tonight we're due for rain.  I have planted most of what I got at the Earth Day festival on Saturday.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, many grackles, a brown-headed cowbird, a rufous-sided towhee, a rose-breasted grosbeak, and a squirrel.  Daffodils are winding down and the pear tree is done.  Currently blooming: violets, redbud, gold currant, lilacs, honeysuckle, zinnias.   
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Float Like a Leaf, Sting Like a Berettafly"
Sunday Yardening
Four Types of Cities
Saturday Yardening
Read "Lightbulb" by Alatefeline
Poetry in Comics
Poetry Fishbowl Report for April 5, 2016
Read "Hidden Storms" by Dialecticdreamer
Unsold Poems from the April 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl
Wednesday Yardening
Good News


The [livejournal.com profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam went well this past weekend. Our theme was "ideas."

There will be a Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, April 19 featuring An Army of One.  Now is a good time to catch up on that series, or explore issues in neurovariant rights, to start thinking about prompts for which storylines you want to expand.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  It has 7 new verses, in which Cheersquad gives Zima some ideas for helping Lakia.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  Brenda and Darrel tangle with Evil!Schrodinger.  "When Someone Is Vulnerable" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink.  Turq crash-lands at Ansel's home.


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).


Today is a nice spring day, warm and sunny.  It's been like this for most of the week, so we've accomplished a lot outside.  \o/  We finished the first batch of planting and are doing cleanup until we get more plants.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, many grackles, a red-bellied woodpecker, and a squirrel.  Yesterday there was a blue jay, which we used to have here, but I haven't seen one in the yard for years.  I also saw a brown thrasher on the hopper feeder this morning, which is somewhat unusual as they tend to eat insects and berries more than seeds.  Daffodils are winding down and the pear tree is done.  Currently blooming: violets, hyacinths, crabapples, apple, cherries, redbud.   
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Appointing a Judge
Saturday Yardening
Climate Change Is Worse
Losing Language
Thursday's Yardening
Read "Thanks" by Aldersprig


Last week's poetry fishbowl generated plenty of prompts, but not a lot of donations. Polls are currently up for the free epic and bonus fishbowl series. I still need to post the one for the general fund.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Lakia's counselor worries about her.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  Brenda and Darrel tangle with Evil!Schrodinger.


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).


Today is a nice spring day, temperate and breezy, partly sunny.  It's been windy and rainy much of the week, so I haven't gotten much yardwork done.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, many grackles, a red-bellied woodpecker, and a squirrel.  Daffodils are winding down, petals starting to shed from pear tree.  Currently blooming: daffodils, forsythia, plum tree, violets, hyacinths, pear tree.  Budding: apple tree, cherry trees, redbuds.  Leafing out: hazelnut. 
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
BINGO: blackout banner
Sunday Yardening
Read the new Gingerblast Ad by Dialecticdreamer
Archetypal Characters Bingo Card 4-1-16
Friday Yardening
BINGO: line
BINGO: blackout
Thursday's Yardening
Transgender Day of Visibility
Today's Project
Good News


The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, April 5 with a theme of "changing society from within." I hope to see you then!


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  Lakia's counselor worries about her.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  Brenda and Darrel tangle with Evil!Schrodinger.


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).


The weather looks nice now, but it's been windy the past two days.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: small flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, and many grackles.  Crocus are done blooming, early daffodils fading but others still going strong.  Currently blooming: daffodils, forsythia, apricot tree, plum tree, violets, hyacinths, pear tree.  Leafing out: raspberry canes.  The first shipment of tree and shrub seedlings has arrived for spring planting.  Hopefully we'll be able to get started on that soon.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Butterfly Net" Part 6
Read "All Hopes for a Better World"

The discussion of super combat ethics is still going strong on Dreamwidth and on LiveJournal. You may also like Dialecticdreamer's posts about "Universal Discussions" and "Inside the Glass Teat" Part 1 and Part 2. Come explore what the mainstream is and is not tackling, and where some of the alternatives can go. You may get some good prompt ideas!


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics.  There are 7 new verses, in which Lakia's counselor worries about her.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  Brenda and Darrel tangle with Evil!Schrodinger.


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).


The weather is clear today, but it was raining yesterday.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: large flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, and a pair of cardinals.  Snowdrops are done blooming, crocus almost done, early daffodils fading but others still going strong.  Currently blooming: crocus, daffodils, Cornelian cherry dogwood, forsythia, apricot tree, plum tree, violets, hyacinths.  There are a few flowers on the Manchurian apricot too.   Leafing out: crabapples, pasture rose.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Read "Wrong" by Shiori_makiba
Read "Chase" Part 1 by Siliconshaman
Sunday Yardening
Read "Escape Routes" Part 3 by Dialecticdreamer
Saturday Yardening
In which Elizabeth Warren is Princess Leia
Nemo Hádéíst’į́į́’
Thursday's Yardening
Apple on Privacy
Read "Escape Routes" Part 1 by Dialecticdreamer
Wednesday Yardening
Good News


The Crowdfunding Creative Jam this past weekend went well. I wrote 7 poems, one posted. A couple of people wrote and posted things based on my prompts, also linked from my post.

The half-price sale in Schrodinger's Heroes last week also did well.  Read the sponsored poems via links in the sale page.  There is also a poll for the general fund.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Holding Hope and Love" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Cheersquad helps a lot of people.  "The Door to Nowhere" is a crossover between P.I.E. and Schrodinger's Heroes.  Brenda and Darrel tangle with Evil!Schrodinger.


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).


The weather is brighter today.  Seen at the bird feeders this week: large flock of sparrows, several mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, and a squirrel. Currently blooming: snowdrops, crocus, daffodils, Cornelian cherry dogwood, forsythia, apricot tree.    Leafing out: honeysuckles, lilacs, columbine, naked ladies, daylilies, grape hyacinth, white starflower, violets, wild strawberries, crabapples, gooseberries, gold currants.

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