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Since a bunch of government personnel seem not to have read this, and keep doing things similar to what inspired the American Revolution, I'm fighting back by posting the U.S. Constitution ...

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This poem came out of the February 4, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] mdlbear and LJ user Siege. It also fills the "wooing" square in my 2-1-14 card for the [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It is set in nether-Earth, like The Steamsmith, but happens a lot earlier.

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Beautiful, clear audio/video of spelling and pronunciation in Old Norse.  If you use this language and notation, definitely give this a listen.
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This is the freebie for the January 2014 Crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] chordatesrock. It also fills the "torture" square in my 8-12-13 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest, the "abduction and kidnapping" square in my 12-8-13 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest, and the "magical creatures" square in my 12-11-13 card for the [community profile] ladiesbingo fest.

WARNING: This is a warning that is also a spoiler. Highlight to read. The following poem mentions sexism, abduction, implied sexual slavery, involuntary restraint, domestic abuse, torture, and other violence against women. If these are sensitive topics for you, please think carefully before deciding whether to read onward. 

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 Cheers to the author who actually managed to find a bunch of awesome historic women most of whom I didn't already know about.
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 What we now call the continent of North America has in the past been a cluster of subcontinents separated by shallow seas.  This is why we have the Sand Hills out west, which I have visited.  My series Submerged Nebraska, which you can find via the Serial Poetry page, has a similar geography.
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This poem came out of the January 7, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired and sponsored by [livejournal.com profile] ideealisme.  It also fills the "silver and gold" slot on my 12-8-13 card for the Genprompt Bingo fest.

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Some heroes are obvious as such and open about what they do.  Others don't light up until sparked the right way.  So, you know, don't start wars and wave matches around or one might go off in your face. 
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This article suggests that life may have evolved prior to Earth and migrated here.  While this is just a theory, note that the portion of evolution we know about and can map does seem to fit the projected pattern pretty well.
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Forensic anthropology reveals what Jesus would have looked like

This is really well done.  I would've expected the cheekbones to be a smidge narrower and the nose a bit more arched, but I can look at this and say, "Yeah, that's Jesus."  Such is not true of the white Christs that are the prevailing portrayal.

His appearance matters,  because it can influence how people respond to each other.  So that's one reason why I write things like "Sharper Than Nails."  If the guy in this new picture showed up in today's world, he'd get a downright hostile reception.  Again.
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Here is a snippet of "The Epic of Gilgamesh" read aloud in the original Akkadian.  There's also a link to other readings by the same scholar.  I was able to pick out names and a few words I recognize.
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LiveJournal user The_vulture tipped me to this awesome show.  I have made notes for my poetic series The Arc of Joan.
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... and all The Problems.  Really thoughtful, often funny stuff. 

Just be yourself.

Toys

Nov. 17th, 2013 11:06 pm
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 Here's a list of toys from the 1970s-80s.  I was particularly fond of the waterfuls, Spirograph, and Lite-Brite.

Old Skills

Nov. 17th, 2013 02:50 pm
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People are losing older skills, like these. Let's see now ...

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