Jan. 17th, 2019

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Folks have mentioned an interest in questions and conversations that make them think. So I've decided to offer more of those. This is the current list.

14. What’s some of the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

When I started puberty, my mother explained that we'd drive each other nuts for a decade or so, and after that it should wear off.  So in the meantime, we should just try not to say or do anything unforgivable.
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This poem came out of the January 8, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] technoshaman. It also fills a square in my 12-31-18 card for the Untranslatable Words Bingo fest: "Fernweh (German): Feeling homesick for a place you have never been to." This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It is meta for the series Polychrome Heroics.

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This poem came out of the January 8, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] librarygeek and [personal profile] chanter_greenie. It also fills the "underdog" square in my 5-1-18 Gimmicks / Roles / Characters card for the Pro Wrestling fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles.

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This poem came out of the January 8, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] kyleri. It also fills the "needed travel" square in my 8-7-19 card for the Fairy Tales Bingo fest. This poem belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

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Identifying animal tracks is fun.  I still have the habit, despite not being a hunter in this life.  I always step around them, not on them.  Over the last week or so I have observed the following tracks in our yard:

* cottontail rabbit
* fox squirrel (tracks are similar to these gray squirrel tracks)
* birds (likely including mourning dove, sparrow, dark-eyed junco, and cardinal)
* cat
* canine (dog, fox, or coyote; probably coyote from the size) 
* human
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This poem is spillover from the January 8, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by [personal profile] ng_moonmoth. It also fills the "infiltration" square of my 9-2-18 card for the [community profile] ladiesbingo fest. This poem belongs to A Conflagration of Dragons series.

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In addition to the intended use, these are also good if you just want nice views of nature or architecture.  Some also have a good audio background.  Be aware that walking videos are not as smooth as biking ones; some are okay, but others are too jiggly for my taste.  
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It occurs to me that the government shutdown offers an unparalleled opportunity to reach out to people who might decide that the Republican Party does not have their best interest at heart.  If you belong to a political party which upholds strong labor values such as a living wage, or a strong social safety net such as affordable housing, consider raising funds and distributing them to people directly harmed by the shutdown -- no strings attached, just let them know who you are and your platform on the topic.  These are the most and least affected states.  

After all, this is supposed to be a government of the people, by the people, for the people.  If the elected officials can't be arsed to do their jobs, we can always do it for them.  And that could generate some very interesting attention.

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