It’s quite a construction. I’m from the Great Plains, and was not real sympathetic to the Big Dams. Living up here, I’ve changed opinions. What I remain sad about is the effect on native peoples and the salmon fisheries closely tied to them. I can say, however, that the native peoples have maintained their individual […]
So, well, realizing we’d become serious couch potatoes, Jane and I have taken to power-walking (tranlation: moving one’s tailfeathers, walking as if there were a prize involved) not for blocks and blocks, but on our short street, which has only 4-5 houses. We walk up to the corner, down to the other and do it […]
Apparently a concerted effort gamed the Hugos. Hugo Site
Vox Day (cf Vox Dei, Latin for Voice of God) is actually Theodore Beale. Google those names as well as GamerGate, Sad Puppies, Rabid Puppies, Castalia House, and read, before voting for the Hugos, but if you have the power to vote (you must be […]
One person drives, one person reads. This amount of concentration on a necessary task keeps our focus at ‘reader’ level instead of editing—ie, it breaks a writerly obsession with ‘what-next’ and installs a ‘what’s actually there’ focus.
And we try to have a destination that’ll let us walk around, rest the voice, etc, which is […]
IN some things you just dread to ask why.
I have liberated the clog of 13 posts from the depths of the filter. I have not yet sorted them. I have no idea what could have triggered the problem, involving Hanneke, Teasel, and others—I find nothing particularly sinister in teacakes.
You drop threads, because nobody plans to be sick. I was miserable enough there are days I don’t remember. Now I’m back to normal and I’ve got it all moving again. Trust me. We’re going to keep this book on time.
We did get some gardening done—one of those must-do’s, because the pond has to […]
COnscience is telling me to go out there and dump fertilizer on the Japanese maples.
Indolence is saying I could do it tomorrow.
There are times one lousy little sentence delays you for a week in writing.
In reality—it’s not the sentence. It’s the notion how to stuff what has to happen into it.
I repotted the orchids this morning. We decided to put them in one long pot, which we hope will work. We’ve got the bottom as eggcrate lighting grid, plastic liner, with needlepoint canvas to prevent fine stuff from filling bottom, and we’re just hoping it works. Watering with ice cubes.
Trees are in bloom and […]
I’m still hand-entering new memberships because of the spam problem—it takes far less time than fussing with the spammers.
I did real well yesterday—had energy and all; but today, meh!
It SNOWED, would you believe? It’s going to snow tomorrow. It snowed yesterday! Where was snow when we wanted it, this winter? No. Now we […]