Weekly News

Happy Hump Day! I have the correct day this week. Amazing, I know. I can tell time, too. And it looks like it’s time for some news.😉

First up is the last thing I would see before I ran screaming from my apartment for the last time. I would be out of there. Sayonara. Adios. G.O.N.E.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/toilet-snake-south-africa_us_583f466ce4b0c68e047ea7e0?section=us_weird-news

The loss of the squirrel is as sad as the alderman’s injuries, but the irony is undeniable.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/22/503007930/chicago-alderman-warned-about-aggressive-squirrels-then-one-took-him-out

A gathering of galaxies. It sounds like a movie or book title to me. But in reality, just another science discovery. I love science!

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/giant-gathering-galaxies-discovered-hiding-far-side-milky-way

That’ll do it for me tonight. See you in seven.

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Weekly News (Whoops)

Welcome back to another Wednesday edition of the weekly news. Ignore the date on your computer–it is Wednesday. I promise. Um … all right, all right. It’s Thursday. I, um, forgot that yesterday was Wednesday. You can’t see it, but a blush has stretched from neck to forehead.😉

I really don’t know what happened, but I’ll make it up to you with some great Thanksgiving-inspired news pieces. Sound good?

Fast, but gross. Who wants turkey that’s drenched with water? Yuck.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/carve-thanksgiving-water-jet_us_5836baf2e4b000af95ede6be?section=us_weird-news

The finished meal looks absolutely appetizing, doesn’t it? Not.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cook-thanksgiving-dinner-drone_us_58337225e4b099512f845797?section=us_weird-news

Last, but most assuredly not least, we should be thankful for science. Understanding our world is at the heart of improving it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/science/thanksgiving-science.html?_r=0

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you here in the U.S. and abroad. I will definitely see you in six, instead of seven. Doh!

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Weekly News

Welcome back for some actual news. I’m still pouting about the election, but I pulled it together for all of you. Did you hear that collective cheer from across the globe?

Hmm…me either.😉

I had my Halloween candy taken when I was eleven. I know there were some Kit Kats. I’ve waited so long, perhaps a lifetime supply?

http://m.sfgate.com/news/education/article/College-student-has-Kit-Kat-stolen-company-sends-10601139.php

This is so cool. I’m picturing those enormous Harry Potter spiders with guitars and ukuleles.🙂

http://news.sky.com/story/spiders-tune-webs-to-help-catch-prey-and-partners-10624831

Finally, some science news. Helpful poop. The middle school teacher in me just could not resist.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/there%E2%80%99s-something-cool-about-arctic-bird-poop?tgt=nr

That’ll do it for me tonight, my friends. See you in seven.

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Weekly News

Wow! The United States just experienced an unbelievable presidential election result. For those of you outside the U.S. I cannot begin to describe the impact of this event on every aspect of life today. Everyone has their opinions and feelings regarding this election, but I must admit to an overwhelming sense of malaise today. To combat it, and lift the mood of anyone who feels similarly: music.

Feel free to partake, even if you are pleased by the results or are completely ambivalent.

This first one feels good. Fighting doesn’t mean staying divided. We can fight by refusing to BE divided.

“Once I rose above the noise and confusion…” Can’t beat this Kansas doozy. Bonus feature: Supernatural footage.😉

Last up tonight is my current way to lift my spirits. Andra Day is awesome! You’re welcome!

Sleep well, my friends. I’ll see you in seven.

 

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IWSG and Weekly News

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Welcome to the November round of nervousness and insecurity. Adding in a fall month, especially the month with Thanksgiving, makes the twittering and hand wringing more special. Click the image above and take a peek. It will be quite an enjoyable peek–I promise.🙂

A ton of thanks for our November co-hosts: Joylene Nowell Butler, Jen Chandler, Mary Aalgaard, Lisa Buie Collard, Tamara Narayan, Tyrean Martinson, and Christine Rains!

The question this month: What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?

So many sarcastic comments and internet memes of a writer sitting before an over-loaded desk spring to mind. I do have quite a wicked sarcastic streak. But as this can also be a REAL question–that’s right I capitalized the entire word to give it extra meaning, and realness–I suppose I’ll be good and simply answer the question directly.

The naked truth is: seeing my thoughts come alive. Although it is eminently challenging to get the words to truly capture the entirety of what I’ve built inside my head–dang, that place is confusing–I truly love watching how a single plot idea, character, or situation can grow and evolve into something that feels real. Alive. It is in those moments, in those scenes, where I suddenly also feel at my most alive. And that, my friends, is my favorite aspect of being a writer.

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Time for the news.

First up is the most messed up Wi-Fi password situation I’ve seen. That is just all kinds of wrong for those of us permanently connected to our devices.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wifi-equation-code-restaurant_us_5815bbd4e4b064e1b4b30062?section=us_weird-news

Um … did the president of the Philippines just say he hears voices?

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article111006522.html

This week’s science news could be huge for kids and parents dealing with the devastating effects of autism. Imagine holding the key to unlocking your child’s communication abilities.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/training-parents-may-lessen-some-autism-symptoms-kids

That’s it for me, folks. See you in seven.

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Weekly News

Welcome back, folks. Wednesday stole in with the stealth of a ninja over here, shocking me as I turned from Tuesday and found it staring directly at me. It’s a sneaky day of the week I tell you. Sneaky. Since it’s here, I guess I’ll get it together and share some news.

First up, a badass spider that rivals the cow I posted about several weeks ago. WTF? I would not stay and film this let alone adopt the behemoth. Cue high-pitched scream and a jump onto a chair.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/spider-eats-mouse_us_580e8b49e4b0a03911ee6de7?ncid=engmodushpmg00000006

I get you. I’ll take a Caramel Latte. Please and thank you.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/no-hong-kong-flood-will-keep-this-man-from-his-starbucks_us_5809add2e4b0cdea3d86a76f?section=us_weird-news

This is a fascinating study to factor into my world building for my fantasy novel. Science adds to every aspect of our lives.Boom!

http://www.livescience.com/56553-wealthy-social-class-attention.html

Thanks for spending another chunk of your Wednesday (or whatever day you check this) with me. Same time, same place in seven.

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Weekly News

I am trying to multi-task while writing this. Sorry, but the last presidential debate is on, and I am currently obsessed with this election. CRAZY! This means that tonight’s news post will be short. Don’t fret, though, I have managed to make it funny as well.

Brilliant criminals are never in short supply. *Facepalm*

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venetian-blind-theft_us_58076fe4e4b0180a36e78857?section=us_weird-news

Major oops.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tv-tumble-video_us_5800c650e4b06e0475942cb4?section=us_weird-news

An interesting morsel for you during this election cycle. Science and politics together.

http://www.livescience.com/56508-why-political-parties-view-science-issues-differently.html

That’s it for me. I’m going to focus on the last few minutes of the debates and the follow-up discussion. Have a good night all! And please, please, please remember to vote.

 

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