Weekly News

Welcome back one and all. I imagined a big sweeping arm movement as I typed that last sentence. It was imagery that brought a smile to my face. Can you tell that this week has definitely been an improvement over last week?

The first news story up this week is so cool. Birds sleeping in flight. I’m jealous of the flight and of the naps.

http://news.sky.com/story/brain-tracker-finds-birds-sleep-during-flight-10521380

That little guy really looks like a toy. I’d think it was staged if it were any other source.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/20/490738084/googly-eyed-stubby-squid-captures-internets-attention

Eat more chocolate. Science says so.🙂

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110829070555.htm

That’s for me tonight. See you back here in seven.

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Weekly News

Welcome back to the longest hump day so far this school year. All day it felt like it should be Friday, and no matter how much I wished it to be, it remained Wednesday. It wasn’t even a challenging day. Argh … fall is going to take forever.

I need a distraction.

This first diversion didn’t just take my mind off of my weird Wednesday, it made me contemplate the badassery of cows. Holy cow!😉

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cow-vs-helicopter-australia_us_57e0dc39e4b08cb14097b8bb?section=us_weird-news

Do people honestly need to be repeatedly told to stop kissing chickens?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cdc-salmonella-live-poultry-study-kissing-chickens_us_57da38ece4b08cb14093da83?section=us_weird-news

And finally in science news, the earth weebles and it wobbles. The wobbles changing the migratory patterns of humankind. Where’d you think I was going with that?

http://www.livescience.com/56188-humans-left-africa-due-to-earth-wobbles.html

That’s all for me folks. I’m off to try and genie-blink Thursday into Friday. If Barbara Eden can do it … ah, hush.

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Weekly News

Welcome back for another installment of the news. September is rapidly unfolding, steaming toward October, and in this speed toward cooler temperatures, a little something to nosh on.

This first one is a bit creepy. It’s not a single statue that would give me the willies, or even a few of them scattered around. But 800?

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/worlds-creepiest-village-home-hundreds-8824799

Ride, Roger, ride.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/amateur-cyclist-accidentally-leads-pack-8801159

I always love great science pictures. Take a look at some of the best of the week.

http://www.livescience.com/50717-amazing-images.html

Another week is in the proverbial books. See you again in seven.

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Demystifying Contests, Winning, and My Results

When I discovered I was a contest finalist in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado Gold Contest (that’s a mouthful), I felt like I already won. I knew many had participated, so I was gratef…

Source: Demystifying Contests, Winning, and My Results

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IWSG and Weekly News

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It’s time once again for unstable but entertaining support of other neurotic writers from across the virtual world. If you haven’t taken in the show before, come in and pull up a keyboard.

Thanks to our wonderful co-hosts for the month of September: C. Lee McKenzie,Rachel Pattison, Elizabeth Seckman, Stephanie Faris, Lori L MacLaughlin, and Elsie Amata!

The question this month: How do you find the time to write in your busy day?
I get up early. And when I say early, I mean early. I get up at 4:45 these days, so I can get 1 1/2 hours of writing in before I leave for work for the day. My day job is simply too taxing to leave available brain cells for after-work writing time, so … 4:45 a.m. This is the reason that I mainline coffee.🙂
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Time for the weekly news.
If I was on a hike and saw a tarantula, I would be running immediately.  No pictures. No harassing the poor lovelorn little creatures. I would be gone.
Just so many levels of redneck. Jeff Foxworthy, where are you?
This is so important. Science scores yet again.
That’s it for me yet again. Have a great week. I’ll see you in seven.
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Weekly News

It’s still Tuesday, don’t check your cat calendar. I’m posting this a day early because I have evening plans tomorrow. And boy was this a banner day to check the news.  I have intriguing science news below to tickle your brain.

First up, I can’t decide if this is the first step toward Terminator-style world changes or an amazing step forward into a new era in human engineering. Take a look.

http://news.sky.com/story/watch-robot-builder-construct-house-in-two-days-10514890

I think she overreacted just a bit.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-drives-store-refused-gift-card-purchases-145522453.html

And now for the BIG news ….

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/29/russian-radio-telescope-strong-signal-hd164595-seti

It may be nothing, but it could be a game changer. Not a bad way to end the news, huh? Have a great week. See you in seven.

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Weekly News

Welcome back to a weekly news feature run by a non-weepy, relatively-normal person this week. I have partially recovered from taking my only son to college and dropping him off.

*Sniff*

The news is a good distraction. This first story is equally intriguing and macabre. Ultimately, I love how beautiful that dress looks as a result.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/09/arts/sigalit-landau-salt-bride-dress/index.html

Um … crappy is absolute the correct word.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/russia-poop-explosions_us_57b66dcae4b00d9c3a16c481?section=us_weird-news

Dude. (Do you like my surfer moment? I had a very Bill and Ted moment when I saw the article. :)) This is so close in terms of space distance. I love astronomy!

http://www.livescience.com/55868-closest-earth-like-planet-proxima-b-discovered.html

That’ll do it for me this week. I get to see my son on Sunday, so I’ll be even better next week. See you in seven.

 

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