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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "By the People's Voices"
Poem: "The Consequences of Their Own Neglect"
Sunday Yardening
Poem: "Faces in a Mosaic Mirror"
Poem: "The Blue Bird of Happiness"
Poem: "To Repair the Damage of the Lumberman"
Emotional Intimacy Question: Positives
Wednesday Yardening
A Bad Take on Going Nonverbal
Hard Things


 Look on the sale page to find all the sponsored poems.

The April [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam was this past weekend. See what I wrote.

I posted about the Notre Dame Cathedral fire and an update afterwards.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics.

"Learning the Vocation" belongs to Path of the Paladins. Shahana and company play games in the common room.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses and has 20 new verses. Kenzie tells Pretty Ears what is bothering him.


Weather here has been mild with occasional rain. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a flock of grackles, a small flock of sparrows, a small flock of mourning doves, two pairs of house finches, a pair of cardinals, a pair of goldfinches in summer plumage, a brown thrasher, a robin, and a red-winged blackbird. Currently blooming: violas, daffodils, hyacinths, purple grape hyacinths, forsythia, violets, tulips, redbud tree, pear tree.  

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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
New verses in "The Open Gyre"
Poem: "The Apprehension of Math"
Poem: "Bitter Melon"
Saturday Yardening
Grand Prairie Friends Warbler Ridge Open House
Poem: "Growing Slowly"
Community Building Tip: Book Club
My Prize
Friday Yardening
Poem: "Designing an Experience"
Poem: "If Your Actions Inspire Others"
Today's Adventures
Ubiquitous Weight Gain
Emotional Intimacy Question: Legacy
Wednesday Yardening
Good News


There will be a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics from Monday, April 15-Sunday, April 21.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics.

"Learning the Vocation" belongs to Path of the Paladins and has 33 new verses. Shahana and company play games in the common room.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.


Weather here has been mild and intermittently rainy. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a small flock of sparrows, a small flock of mourning doves, a small flock of dark-eyed juncos, a small flock of house finches, several grackles, a pair of cardinals, a pair of brown thrashers, a robin, a red-winged blackbird, a rabbit, and a squirrel. Currently blooming: violas, daffodils, Cornelian cherry dogwood, hyacinths, purple grape hyacinths, forsythia, violets. I finished planting the mail-order seedlings for this season.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Sunday Yardening
Saturday Yardening
Community Building Tip: Gathering
Rock-Paper-Scissors Plus
Sperm Whales Clicking
Friday Yardening
Rainbow Fudge
Thursday Yardening
Emotional Intimacy Question: Grateful
Yeti Bear?
Poem: "The Doors of the Mind"
Poem: "These Three Forces"
Tactile Easter Egg Hunt
Cuddle Party


The fishbowl was quite lively. I got a lot of prompts!

My parents have sponsored the following poems. I'm still writing, so it may take me a while to get all of them up.

"If Your Actions Inspire Others"
"Designing an Experience"
"Growing Slowly"
"Climbing the Tree of Knowledge"


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics.

"Learning the Vocation" belongs to Path of the Paladins. Shahana and Ari meet some old acquaintances in Three-Town Fork.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.


Weather here has been mild. It's been raining off and on. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a small flock of sparrows, a small flock of mourning doves, a small flock of dark-eyed juncos, a small flock of house finches, two pairs of cardinals, a pair of brown thrashers, a male rufous-sided towhee, a female downy woodpecker, a robin, a rabbit, and a squirrel.  I saw a tufted titmouse above the hopper feeder.  They're in the area, but rarely come to our yard anymore.  :D  We also startled a turkey vulture out of the yard!  He flew very close to the car so we got a good look at his bare red head. \o/  Currently blooming: snowdrops, miniature iris, violas, daffodils, Cornelian cherry dogwood, scylla, hyacinths, and purple grape hyacinths.

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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Meet Ugly Bingo
My Birthday Gifts
Sunday Yardening
America's Gay President
Poetry Fishbowl Report for March 6, 2019
Unsold Poems for the March 6, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl
Unisex Swimwear
Community Building Tip: Neighborday
Friday Yardening
Poem: "The World's Columbian Exposition"
Thursday Yardening
Emotional Intimacy Question: Life Story
Poem: "The Quickest Way to Know a Woman"
Hard Things


[personal profile] fuzzyred has been updating the Shiv thread page. As of the latest round, it's almost done; we just have one last batch to finish. \o/

There will be a Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, April 2 with a theme of "alternative methods of teaching."  If you're stuck for prompts, I have a card for the School Days Bingo Fest, or you could check out the School Words list of prompts.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There is one open epic.

"Chewing Anyway" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. It opened and closed on the same day. Shiv finds some new coping tools.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.


Weather here has been variable. It rained again, enough to make big puddles in the. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of grackles, a small flock of sparrows, a small flock of mourning doves, a small flock of dark-eyed juncos, a small flock of house finches, a small flock of goldfinches, two pairs of cardinals, a pair of rufous-sided towhees, a downy woodpecker, a robin, a redtail hawk, some kind of wren on the suet feeder, a rabbit, and a squirrel. Amusingly the birds are ignoring the frequent spurts of water from the sump pump; I thought it would scare them away, but they just walk through the spray.  :D
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "Sky Blue and Grass Green"
Sunday Yardening
Poem: "Zhen, Shan, Ren"
Cascading Collapses of Wildlife Populations
Saturday Yardening
Asexual Archiving
Friday Yardening
Flood Recovery
Eating Endangered Fish, or Worse
Emotional Intimacy Question: Favorite Quote
Icicles
Good News


[personal profile] fuzzyred has been updating the Shiv thread page, with several rounds of addition over the last week. It's not all the way caught up yet, but it's making great progress.

The half-price sale in Shiv went quite well. The pool came through, so I've got several things to post. Those are all marked on the sale page, which you can watch for further updates.

We painted rocks for Ostara. I made several posts on this topic, all of them linked here.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There is one open epic.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.


Weather here has been mild.  We got some rain.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a large flock of mourning doves, a small flock of dark-eyed juncos, a pair of cardinals, a female downy woodpecker, a rabbit, and two squirrels. There were several house finches, at least two pairs and possibly an extra bird or two.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "A Thousand Faces"
Community Building Tip: Welcome
Saturday Yardening
Things You Can Do About the Christchurch Shooting
Spring Planting
Poem: "The Queen of Crows"
Poem: "The Diary of the Human Race"
Fanworks Meme
Low-carb Meatloaf Recipes
Today's Adventures
Emotional Intimacy Question: Time Period
Moment of Silence: Raven Grimassi
Cuddle Party


This week there is a half-price sale in Shiv. It runs through Sunday.

The [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam ran this weekend. I wrote two poems. Someone else has a piece in progress based on one of my prompts.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"So Many Notes and Colors and Flavors" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv and has 57 new verses. Heron and Shiv talk about the creative aspects of cooking.  This only needs $6 to be complete.  Now complete!


Weather here has been milder.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a large flock of mourning doves, a small flock of dark-eyed juncos, a pair of cardinals, a male downy woodpecker, a rabbit, and three squirrels. The house finches have emptied the thistle feeder; I refilled it today.  :D
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "The Line of Righteousness and Justice"
Cape Gooseberries
Climate Change Paper
Recipe: "Barbecue Pork Ribs"
Emotional Labor
Fixing Emergency Room Flow
Community Building Tip: Tool Sharing
Speed of Transport
Illustrating Hurricane Paths
Poem: "A Nation of Craftsmen"
Emotional Intimacy Question: Traditions
Snow
Hard Things


Last week I got some good prompts during the fishbowl, although the time got eaten up so much that I only had 2 writing days.  :/  I'm still really pleased with the new material -- fans seem to enjoy the eastern genre.  :D


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics. 

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"So Many Notes and Colors and Flavors" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Heron and Shiv are comfort-cooking, and not everything goes smooth.


Weather here has been variable. It was icy, then rainy and windy, and now it's milder. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a large flock of mourning doves, a small flock of dark-eyed juncos, a pair of cardinals, a female downy woodpecker, a male downy woodpecker, a rabbit, and a squirrel.  My house finches have returned!  :D  Yesterday and today I saw a pair of them on the thistle feeder, which has otherwise been abandoned for months.

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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Marriage and Health
Community Building Tip: Movie Night
Distinguishing Character Alignment
The Fridge Problem
Bingo
Poem: "The Perfect Way of Moving"
Poem: "Cut With Our Own Dust"
Poem: "How We Correct Them"
Poem: "The Courage to Admit Them"
Meet Ugly Bingo Card 2-28-19
Young Sign Languages
Emotional Intimacy Question: Craziest Thing
Poem: "Like a Hand-Sewn Quilt"
New Game: Hako Onna
Sac Noir
Good News


Winners have been posted for the 2019 Rose and Bay Awards. Thank you for your support.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, March 5 with a theme of "Easterns as a Genre."


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics.  That means you can open a new one during the fishbowl if you wish. 

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"So Many Notes and Colors and Flavors" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Heron and Shiv are comfort-cooking, and not everything goes smooth.


Weather here has been variable.  It was mild for a while, then we got a little snow, and now a cold snap.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a large flock of mourning doves, a small flock of dark-eyed juncos, a pair of cardinals, a female downy woodpecker, a male downy woodpecker, a rabbit, and a squirrel.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "That Ability to Comfort"
New word: Zooeyia
Poem: "Not the Opposite of Life"
Emotional Intimacy Question: Wishing
Poem: "Decent, Safe, and Affordable"
Poem: "Why I Named My Pet Rock Mom"
Cuddle Party


Last week's half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics went quite well. I have a ton of poems left to post, so watch this week for them to appear. Meanwhile you can visit that sale page to see which ones sold and are on the way. \o/ Thanks to all my donors!

Voting is still open for the 2019 Rose & Bay Awards. Please vote for your favorites. Review the nomination posts for more information about the nominees if you need it.

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Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics.

"Only If It Is Embraced" is now complete. Clement and Pain's Gray touch base with Farce after the fight.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"Love Unflinching" is now complete. Phylicia and Stylet plan a walking tour of Easy City's wineries.

"So Many Notes and Colors and Flavors" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Heron and Shiv are comfort-cooking, and not everything goes smooth.


Weather here has been variable. We had a lot of wind yesterday. :/ Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a flock of dark-eyed juncos, a small flock of mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a yellow-bellied sapsucker, a female downy woodpecker, a Bewick's wren, a rabbit, and a squirrel.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Refugees Then and Now
Poem: "Experience Stinks"
Community Building Tip: Community Garden
Moment of Silence: Miguel Civil and "The Scribe of the Evening"
Heating Patches for Clothes
Declining Life Expectancy
Emotional Intimacy Question: Thanks
Why Challenger Failed
Hard Things


The [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam ran this weekend.

There will be a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics this week.


Voting is still open for the 2019 Rose & Bay Awards. Please vote for your favorites. Review the nomination posts for more information about the nominees if you need it.

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Poetry: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate poetry! Vote for poetry!
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Poetry in Microfunding:

There are four open epics.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 25 new verses. Pain's Gray has another talk with Clement about the importance of not mistreating Keane.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"Love Unflinching" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies." An ethical consultant arrives in Easy City, adopts a buggle, and meets Stylet.

"So Many Notes and Colors and Flavors" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Heron and Shiv are comfort-cooking, and not everything goes smooth.


Weather here has been mild. We got a little snow, but most of it has melted off quickly. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a flock of dark-eyed juncos, a small flock of mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a yellow-bellied sapsucker, a Bewick's wren, and a squirrel.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Unsold Poems for the February 5, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl
Recipe: "Ginger-Basil Beef"
Recipe: "Baked Eggs with Vegetables in Muffin Tin"
Poem: "If We Had No Winter"
Today's Adventures
Listen to "Gimme Some of That Ol' Atonal Music"
Poem: "Unless You Happen to Be a Bottle of Wine"
Poem: "Herbs for the Service of Men"
Poem: "The Rituals of the Moon"
Community Building Tip: Little Free Libraries
Reflective Scarf (with discussion of anti-camera and night safety items)
Moment of Silence: D.J. Conway and "Candlemas Crossing"
Gossip in Judaism
Emotional Intimacy Question: Trust
For Binder Users (includes breathing and stretching exercises)
Good News


Last week's poetry fishbowl went pretty well.

Voting is still open for the 2019 Rose & Bay Awards. Please vote for your favorites. Review the nomination posts for more information about the nominees if you need it.

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Poetry in Microfunding:

There are four open epics.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 28 new verses. Pain's Gray and Keane start cleaning each other up after the fight.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"Love Unflinching" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies." An ethical consultant arrives in Easy City, adopts a buggle, and meets Stylet.

"So Many Notes and Colors and Flavors" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Heron and Shiv are comfort-cooking, and not everything goes smooth.


Weather here has been variable.  We got a little snow, a little freezing rain, but most of it has melted off quickly.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a flock of dark-eyed juncos, a small flock of mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a downy woodpecker, a Bewick's wren, and a squirrel.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Wildlife News
Community Building Tip: Block Party
Valentines Bingo Cards 2-1-19
Emotional Intimacy Question: Sabbatical (survey says: Travel!)
Unsold Poems for the January 22, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl
Poetry Fishbowl Report for January 22, 2019
Cuddle Party


The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, February 5 with a theme of "personal or public ritual." Please mark your calendars, and I hope to see you then.

Voting is now open for the 2019 Rose & Bay Awards. Thank you for nominating projects and patrons. Please go vote for your favorites now. Review the nomination posts for more information about the nominees if you need it.

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Poetry: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate poetry! Vote for poetry!
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Poetry in Microfunding:

There are four open epics.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 55 new verses. Pain's Gray and Keane head to the support area for mission followup.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"Love Unflinching" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies." An ethical consultant arrives in Easy City, adopts a buggle, and meets Stylet.

"So Many Notes and Colors and Flavors" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Heron and Shiv are comfort-cooking, and not everything goes smooth.


Temperature has varied radically this week, from frigid to mild.. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a flock of sparrows, a flock of dark-eyed juncos, a small flock of starlings, a small flock of mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a pair of downy woodpeckers, a Bewick's wren, and a squirrel.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Review: Illusion Card Game
Community Building Tip: Respect
Poem: "Bedtime Rituals"
Recipe: "Grilled Pork with Pineapple Slices"
Poem: "Waves of Emotion"
Emotional Intimacy Question: Ideal Weekend
Today's Adventures
Hard Things


The fishbowl last week generated some great prompts. I have finished 7 poems, still have more I need to write. A couple of them have been posted.

So far no activity on the Rose and Bay Awards. :( Nominations are now OPEN for all categories of the Rose & Bay Awards for excellence in crowdfunding. Please nominate your favorite projects and patrons. These are the handlers for the 2019 award season:
Art: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate art! Vote for art!
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Poetry in Microfunding:

There are three open epics.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask. Pain's Gray warns Ham about mistreating Keane.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.

"Love Unflinching" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies." An ethical consultant arrives in Easy City, adopts a buggle, and meets Stylet.


We got a dusting of snow here, and today it's raining. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a flock of starlings, a flock of sparrows, a flock of dark-eyed juncos, a small flock of mourning doves, a pair of cardinals, a pair of downy woodpeckers, a red-bellied woodpecker, a Bewick's wren, and a squirrel.
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It's after midnight, but I haven't slept yet, so for me it's still Monday. Dreamwidth is up at the moment, but Downrightnow still reports service outage for LiveJournal, which usually parallels Dreamwidth -- although in this case, LJ came back hours before DW did. Whatever.

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "L’amore è Cieco"
Poem: "The Nature of Advertising"
Poem: "Never Trusted Without a Check"
Community Building Tip: Out Front
Emotional Intimacy Question: What Matters
Poem: "Mistakes and Changes"
Cuddle Party










The fishbowl last week was okay. Not a lot of donations, and I'm seriously backlogged on writing due to repeated interruptions for other activities. "Fernweh," "As the Heavens Are Higher Than the Earth," and "On a Long Leash" have been sponsored.









So far no activity on the Rose and Bay Awards. :( Nominations are now OPEN for all categories of the Rose & Bay Awards for excellence in crowdfunding. Please nominate your favorite projects and patrons. These are the handlers for the 2019 award season:
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Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics. That leaves a slot open in case anybody wants to open a new one tomorrow. \o/

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 55 new verses. Pain's Gray warns Ham about mistreating Keane.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.


We got a lot of snow here. Everything is covered in white. Roads are navigable though. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a big flock of starlings, a flock of sparrows, a flock of dark-eyed juncos, a small flock of mourning doves, several pairs of cardinals, a pair of downy woodpeckers, a red-bellied woodpecker, and a squirrel.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Peacemongering 101
How to Feel Less Shame
Nonmale, Nonwhite, Nonbinary Characters
Resources on Kindness
How to Care Less About What People Think
Fainting(ish) Men
How to Deal with Writer's Block
Sustainability for Beginners
Snowflake Challenge Day 6: Fannish Wishlist
Mental Load
Burned-Out Millennials
Snowflake Challenge Day 5: Promote Others
Community Building Tip: Know Your Neighbors
Snowflake Challenge Day 4: Interact (57 comments)
The Other Gifts
Now in the Public Domain
Snowflake Challenge Day 3: Favorite Piece of Canon
Emotional Intimacy Question: Bucket List
Snowflake Challenge Day 2: Rec Fanworks by Someone Else
Hard Things
Snowflake Challenge Day 1: Happy Place


Nominations are now OPEN for all categories of the Rose & Bay Awards for excellence in crowdfunding. Please nominate your favorite projects and patrons. These are the handlers for the 2019 award season:
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Poetry: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate poetry! Vote for poetry!
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I have a lot of new readers from [community profile] snowflake_challenge, [community profile] addme, and other sources over the last month or so. I encourage you to look around now, because it's going to get a lot busier tomorrow.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, January 8 with a theme of "That's not a mistake!" (It's normally on the first Tuesday of the month, but I bumped it later figuring nobody would be available on January 1.) Mark your calendar so you can come give me prompts, or just enjoy the crosstalk and watch for free poetry to appear. Donations are welcome but not required, and prompters get a free backchannel copy of what they inspire. If you have any questions, ask me today because tomorrow I'll have my hands full with writing poems.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics.  That leaves a slot open in case anybody wants to open a new one tomorrow.  \o/

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 3 new verses. Pain's Gray and Clement discuss first aid.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.


Today is gray and blustery. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a big flock of starlings, a flock of sparrows, a flock of dark-eyed juncos, several robins, a pair of cardinals, a pair of mourning doves, a red-bellied woodpecker, and a rabbit.  The plant catalogs are beginning to arrive.  
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Day 1

In your own space, talk about your Happy Place—the things that give you joy, calms you or keeps you sane. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so
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I use a variety of things to maintain emotional equilibrium.  My favorite comfort foods include fresh fruit and hot tea.  I listen to music or nature sounds to raise or lower mood, and for housecleaning I like very energetic songs.  For relaxation I like gardening and walking outdoors.  I can draw some energy from colors.  Things that give me joy all out of proportion to their size or importance include sparkles, rainbows (including ones from my window prisms), and microfiber blankets.

In terms of location, my yard is probably my peak happy place.  It's landscaped for wildlife with a prairie, savannah, forest, and human lawn over about 2 acres.  I'm also very fond of my office and adjacent living room.  Not far away, there's a little wildlife sanctuary with rather larger spaces of similar style including a pond.  We like to go there and walk around sometimes.
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Unsold Poems for the December 4, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl
Poetry Fishbowl Report for December 4, 2018
Poem: "Holiday in Handcuffs"
Poem: "Whatever You Seek"
Read "A Little Left of Normal" by Dialecticdreamer
In Praise of Leisure
Read "In Winter's Depths" by Siliconshaman
Yearcompass Booklet
Poem: "If You Have Almost Nothing"
Emotional Intimacy Question: Giver, Taker, Matcher
Bushfire Safety
Irresponsible Storytelling (54 comments)
Review: "Into the Spider-Verse"
#joinin
Read "Returning to Normal" by Dialecticdreamer
Good News


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 3 new verses. Pain's Gray and Clement discuss first aid.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.


It's raining here today.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a big flock of starlings, a flock of mourning doves, a flock of sparrows, a flock of dark-eyed juncos, several cardinals, a red-bellied woodpecker, a robin, and a squirrel.  

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