Good morning from the boys. Crivens loves the blanket; Criminy loves the spotlight.
Maybe there’s something wrong with an algorithm if it shows posts out of order in a way that rips open fresh wounds. An actual human heart needs time and space away from heartbreak to heal. Are you listening, robot overlords? Fix your algorithms already.
Huge #NaNoWriMo accomplishment of the evening: I cleaned off my desk so I could put the giant Story Grid book on it and start plotting this story idea so I can start to write. #amwriting #amprepping #amexhausted
My #NaNoWriMo2019 is off to an inauspicious start: I only brought my aging iPad on this short trip to PVD, and both the iPad and its keyboard case are malfunctioning. Or haunted. 👻📱😫 #amwriting #amhaunted
I need a quick way to share a portfolio of work that I created some time ago with HTML files, mostly text-based, nothing fancy. Any suggestions?
Zen, my beloved familiar of 22 years, is gone. 💔 I don’t have my own words for this yet, so I am borrowing Mary Oliver’s.
Sipping turmeric tea, I remember years ago when my friend Gabriel and I each happened to be visiting PA at the same time. I brought him a big bag of turmeric; it was expensive there, and he swore by it for his daily treatments. G, you’re gone but still with me. 💔
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This is a quick, creepy read that plays with form and language a bit to build tension. I enjoyed that part but thought it could have done more. Still, this was a fun dip into scary-story season!
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
🎬 Watched: Over the Garden Wall, 2014
This was recommended to me ages ago, and like a fool, I waited this long to watch it. I’m already looking forward to watching it again, each year, around this time of year.
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
📚 Read: Munmun by Jesse Andrews
Brilliantly-written satire that is also truly fun to read? Munmun is funny, heartbreaking, strange, and poignant. Andrews lambastes the absurdity of socioeconomic strata in this YA genre-bender.
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I saw a lamprey at the zoo today. Terrifying. Then when we were passing by a second time, my friend helpfully said, “Lampreys, don’t look!” And I looked. What is wrong with me? I might never sleep again.