Weekly News

Hi all! It has been a while. I had intended to be back last week, but whoa boy! If you’re not in the US, um…last Wednesday was something else. Since I don’t want to miss anymore time, and we could all use something fun/funny, time for some news and a song.

I would eat it. https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5ff89895c5b691806c48ba05

In science, “Ten Times Science Made a Sucky Year Suck Less.” What more do you need? 😉 https://www.livescience.com/10-times-science-made-sucky-year-suck-less.html

Sometimes you need to turn the news off and dance. Here’s the perfect song. Enjoy it, and I’ll see you in seven. https://youtu.be/y6Sxv-sUYtM?list=PLJNlve0_Ebae2aPbjfolLT-6LvZkP8UZA

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Christmas Break

Hi all! I’m taking a few weeks off blogging for the holidays. I’ll see in the new year. Happy Holidays!

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Weekly News

Welcome back, friends! It is is midweek again, which means it is time for a news and music tasting. I hope you’re hungry. 😉

Nice move on the deer’s part. https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5fbd9d00c5b61d04bfa50663

In science today, our memories create a unique structure in each of our brains. Like fingerprints, our experiences help tell us apart. I heart science! https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201120132624.htm

Sharing one of my favorites again. Enjoy! I’ll see you in seven. https://youtu.be/ZXhuso4OTG4

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IWSG and Weekly News

It’s time once again for the monthly posting of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). The weird and wonderful time of the month where twittering fingers reach through their screens to connect with the world. Come see. 🙂

The wonderful co-hosts for the December 2 posting are Pat Garcia, Sylvia Ney, Liesbet @ Roaming About, Cathrina Constantine, and Natalie Aguirre!

The optional monthly question: when are you most productive and why?

I tightened the question from a focus on specific months, which doesn’t really apply, to a general time of day question. I’m most productive in the morning before the day gets going, and my mind gets swirled with stress and busyness. It means I get up every day around 5 a.m. to write, making my writing priority number one for the day. My productivity means a lot to me.

Now, time for some news.

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I know many of you have seen this next story, but I could not help myself. They just found a third one in California as well. Aliens, I’m going with aliens. 🙂

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/utah-monolith-twin-romania_n_5fc570d5c5b66bb88c6996bc

Today’s science story is AMAZING! Reversing aging could be a game changer. I heart science!

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/12/researchers-restore-lost-sight-mice-offering-clues-reversing-aging

I leave you with one of favorite songs. See you back here in seven.

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Week Off

I’m taking the week off for Thanksgiving. To any of my readers who celebrate, Happy Thanksgiving! For everyone else, I’ll see you next week.

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Weekly News

Happy Wednesday, folks! The middle of the week is here, and it’s the week before Thanksgiving. Even in a year like 2020, I have a lot to be thankful for, including, not surprisingly, fun news and music. 😉

This first story includes a crap ton on money for a pigeon. He is going to need to get busy with breeding to put a dent in his selling price. https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5fb2d9bac5b6a466466fee49

This next story is too fun not to share. I’m letting it take the place of my science story today because…well, the animal kingdom. https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5faea181c5b6c582dacc8330

I leave you with a good get-up-and-dance song. See you back here in seven. https://youtu.be/iC8oP4Z_xPw

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Weekly News

Happy Hump Day! It’s time again for my weekly news post. I know you’ve been waiting so long. 😉 Guess I’ll stop dithering and get to it.

Meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy… https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5fac5a15c5b635e9de9e8f70

Not only has science discovered a potential volume “knob” in the brain that aids in learning and memory, but it could impact both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. I love science! https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201110151204.htm

I leave you with one of my favorite pump-up songs. See you here in seven. https://youtu.be/FBuIBaDSOa4

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IWSG and Weekly News

Hello all! It is Wednesday yet again. Not only is it an everyday Wednesday, but the first Wednesday, which means it’s time for my posting for The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). I’m pleased to be among those co-hosting this month’s posting. Please visit the pages of my fellow co-hosts–Jemi Fraser, L.G Keltner, TyreanMartinson, and Rachna Chhabria!

This month’s optional question is: Albert Camus once said, “The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” Flannery O’Conner said, “I write to discover what I know.” Authors across time and distance have had many reasons to write. Why do you write what you write?

I write what I write because the characters and what ifs that pop into my brain to begin the writing process refuse to go away until I write them as they grew. I make decisions about tense and secondary characters to further plot, but the foundation is an non-negotiable part of the idea.

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Time for some news.

Quite the whale tail.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/metro-train-whale-tail-sculpture_n_5fa03110c5b6b6b60e92584

I cannot even imagine the edge of the Milky Way. Can you? I love science!

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/metro-train-whale-tail-sculpture_n_5fa03110c5b6b6b60e925841

I leave you with a song. See you back here in seven.

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Weekly News

Happy Wednesday! The final one for October 2020. Halloween is this weekend, Thanksgiving and Christmas right after. I’m already looking forward to putting up my tree. I want lights and prettiness to end this year. Until I put up my decorations, news.

Apparently, veggie burgers can be called burgers officially. We’ve all been on the edge of our seats. https://www.npr.org/2020/10/23/927278172/veggie-burgers-can-be-called-burgers-european-parliament-says

Changing how we search may lead us find more planets. I love science! https://www.space.com/planet-nine-search-observing-technique

I leave you with an oldie but goodie, just ask Thor. 😉 https://youtu.be/bLk1x3QmP4c

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Weekly News

It is time for my Wednesday posting once again. October is almost over, and Halloween is knocking. The last thing I remember it was summer. Time in general is always weird, but especially this year. I guess some news and a song will at least mark this one point in time for me. It’s an elusive target, but I manage to hit it on occasion. 😉

I would love to meet the cursing parrots. https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5f73a420c5b6374c5585beeb

NASA landed briefly on an asteroid, collecting samples for the first time. My dork heart just grew three sizes. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201020184134.htm

I leave you with an oldie but goodie. I loved this song when I was a kid. YouTube just helpfully put it in my feed when I opened it, so I could stroll down memory lane. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/7U9UQb80ZcI

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