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Happy August! We’re nearing summer’s end. It’s not fall yet, but we’re getting closer. I may be part of the group cheering fall’s beginning. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Today is about the Insecure Writer’s Support Group posting, and news–I can’t forget the news.

Before we get to far, I want to acknowledge our awesome co-hosts for this month’s posting Tara TylerLisa Buie CollardLoni Townsend, and Lee Lowery!

The optional question is: When you set out to write a story, do you try to be more original or do you try to give readers what they want?

For me it’s not either or. It’s all about the timing. The idea has to come first, but during revision, managing the story becomes very important. If I do my job correctly, both end up addressed throughout the numerous drafts it takes to finish.

Time for some news. Mr. Happy is so ugly he’s cute.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/worlds-ugliest-dog-2022-mr-happy-face_n_62b72e0be4b0c77098bcd2f5

In science news, we’re truly living in a brave new world. Artificial intelligence (AI) has discovered alternative physics. If we ever encounter another species, will they have discovered the same physical laws we did, or will they have discovered different ones? The AI discovery points to the possibility that we have found just one physical path. Science is so cool!

I leave you with a song. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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Weekly News

Hi all! It’s Wednesday once again. Time for some news and a song.

First up is a sign war. I love this kind of stuff.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mcdonalds-dq-sign-war-missouri_n_62e09890e4b03dbb991e880b

It turns out moths do more than dive-bomb lights. Pollination for the science win!

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/moths-pollinate-clover-flowers-night-bees

I leave you with a song. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful Wednesday. I did. This morning I enjoyed an early morning run and caught a great pic of the sun rising. Sunrises and sets are great starts to any day, kind of like silly news stories. 😉

My first story today involves an emu. I don’t know if you caught the viral videos of the other emu going around, but mischief is apparently part and parcel. The one in my story dodges cop cars.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/emu-escape-dodging-traffic-houston-texas_n_62d25b96e4b0f69130301383

My science link today revolves around the twelve strangest objects in the universe.

https://www.livescience.com/64993-weirdest-celestial-objects.html

I leave you with a pic tonight instead of a song. It’s my sunrise pic. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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Another month, another posting for The Insecure writer’s Support Group (IWSG). Our awesome co-hosts are J Lenni Dorner, Janet Alcorn, PJ Colando, Jenni Enzor, and Diane Burton!

July’s optional question is—If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose?

This is so tough because I love so many book worlds. But if I have to choose one today, it would be the science fantasy/horror world conceived by Seanan McGuire in Middlegame. It wouldn’t be easy to step into its pages, but getting to be a firsthand observer to the world-changing alchemy that rewrites time itself would be amazing. So amazing I wouldn’t even miss the news, but alas …😉

This first story features a bird which helped a kangaroo escape, and it wasn’t even an Australian bird.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kangaroo-escape-help-animal_n_62bfdc8de4b0ffe00a11fb01

I had to share the science deets about how sea anemones launch their venomous stingers with y’all today because—well, I just had to know.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/sea-anemone-venomous-stinger-launch-prey

I leave you with an oldie but goodie. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven,

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Happy Wednesday! It’s the last week of June. If you haven’t already enjoyed a little vacation time this summer, I hope it’s on the horizon. I’m currently in the middle of mine, and I’m loving it. Since I can’t share the actual time off with you, how about a little news?

This first story features a fast-thinking custodian. I’m glad the mountain lion is getting his tooth fixed before they set him loose.

https://apnews.com/article/california-san-francisco-wildlife-mateo-mountain-lions-e4eea3c0d8ef80a0ec18e5a827027822

In science this week, a great leap forward in stem-cell research. This could be a game-changer for researchers and patients. I heart science so hard!

https://phys.org/news/2022-06-human-urine-derived-stem-cells-robust.html

A little music to close. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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Happy Wednesday once again. We’re closing in on July, and I’m prepping for a week off work, so it’s a pretty good Wednesday in my book. If you aren’t already looking forward, I hope something happens to make it so. Until then, news.

This is the second year in a row of the Josh gathering. Hundreds of boys named Josh got together armed only with pool noodles and a desire to socialize while raising money for a good cause. Pretty cool.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/josh-fight-lincoln-nebraska_n_628ba7bbe4b0933e7368a255

Today’s science link is a heads up for any astronomy buffs out there. We are up for a five-planet lineup pre-dawn for the rest of June. Break out your telescopes along with a cup of your favorite coffee.

https://www.livescience.com/5-planet-alignment-moon

I leave you with a song. Enjoy the rest of your week, and I’ll see you in seven.

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Happy Wednesday all! I know many of you are as scorching hot as we are, so I won’t waste time getting to the news bites and song. Enjoy!

My first story is a gigantic NOPE. The only thing to do is burn the house to the ground.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/this-bedroom-spider-infestation-is-the-stuff-of-nightmares_uk_60157877c5b6bde2f5bfd145

In science today, a cool twist to turn science fiction into science fact for an energy-hungry planet. Science rocks so hard!

https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/deep-space/a11098/dyson-sphere/

I leave you with a song. Have a great week, and I’ll see you in seven.

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