IWSG and Weekly News

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It is the first Wednesday once again. Time for my posting for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG).  The fantastic co-hosts for the December 5 posting are: J.H. Moncrieff, Tonja Drecker , Patsy Collins, and Chrys Fey. Thank you!

The optional question for this month is: What are five objects we’d find in your writing space?

I love this question! I have a cool writing space. Come closer, let me prove it.

First up is the sentimental portion of our journey. The collection of family memorabilia handed down to me from my grandmother and great aunt. I have a portrait of my great-great grandmother, her wedding shoes, marriage certificate, a portion of her dress, her desk, and her diploma from high school. Additionally, I have a cool tapestry hanging on the wall my husband brought back from Iran. To feed my ego and keep the writing insecurities at bay, I have displayed all of my certificates from writing contests where I won or placed for my first novel. For my reader and writer heart, piles and piles of books. My closet even has two book shelves with books. I am that person. And last, but most certainly not least, I have my Harry Potter wand from Universal. Total dork here–I admit it happily.

Writing spaces are important, and I have made mine represent me as fully as can be accomplished.

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Time for some news.

This first story has a dog with some real skills. I see a bright future if the league can cough up the bones his agent will request. *Giggle*

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5c07b35ce4b0a6e4ebda3a65

This museum would be a trip. I must admit to having had at least one of their “disgusting” entrees, though. I had guinea pig when I visited Peru. It tastes like chicken. Really.

https://www.livescience.com/64029-disgusting-food-museum.html

In science this week, gravitational waves. It turns out Einstein’s Theory of Relativity was correct in that gravity does not leak while passing through space. No leakage and possible mass. Mind blown! Einstein still rocks years after his death.

https://www.livescience.com/64191-einstein-graviton-live-science.html

That’s all for tonight, folks. See you back here in seven.

 

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Dream On.

An important post from a fantastic writer. If you’re in the market for epic fantasy in January 2020, look for Ghost Dragon by David Slayton.

http://www.davidrslayton.com/dream-on-and-persist-even-if-its-just-to-spite-the-ones-who-say-you-cant/#comment-1855

 

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Weekly News

Hidey ho! Never used that phrase before. It popped into my head, and, well, I just had to share. You’re welcome! It’s Wednesday once again, and as such, time for some news.

First up, a gigantic cow. Like the kind of cow that makes all of the others in the field look like toys. Steak-lovers everywhere are probably salivating, but he’s safe. Sorry.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5bfdc8fbe4b0d23c2137850a

The cow made me animal focused, so here’s a heart-warmer about frog ladders. Some people are just good.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5be48941e4b0e84388957123

Last, but not least, science. My heart gave a little pitter patter typing science. I am such a dork. Annyyways, engineers have flown the first airplane without moving parts. Our modern day Wright Bros. moment. Love!

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181123135137.htm

That’s all for me tonight. See you again in seven.

 

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Weekly News

Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble, gobble. I’m taking this week off to eat, spend time with family, and to enjoy some downtime. I hope everyone out there can do the same.

See you in seven.

 

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Weekly News

Hello all! Tis the season of eating and gobble gobbles. We’re eight days away from turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, pie, and …. My mouth is already salivating. I can’t stop thinking about the pie. Yum! Time to distract my mind from my stomach. News it is.

Drunk raccoons. *Giggle* Time to sleep it off in a cell, guys. *Giggle* Is one of them named Otis? *Big Dork Giggle*

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5bebdafce4b0783e0a1db81e

This next story only deserves two lines: That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5be45e73e4b0dbe871a84eca

Time for some science. This is so cool. Water dragged into earth’s interior via subduction in far greater quantities than previously thought. And yet, water is not missing from the oceans. Science digs to find answers and finds just as many questions. I love this!

https://www.livescience.com/64091-earth-is-eating-its-oceans.html

That’s all for me tonight, folks. When I see you again next week, I will only be one day away from eating. Come quickly. I’m hungry. 😉

 

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IWSG and Weekly News

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It is time once again for a posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. We’re a fun group of nail-biting, coffee-swilling, chocolate -popping, basket cases. Quite the picture, huh? If you’re even a slight bit curious, click on the picture and surf the blogs. You won’t regret it.

Our phenomenal co-hosts for the November 7 posting are: Ellen @ The Cynical SailorAnn V. FriendJQ Rose and Elizabeth Seckman. Thank you all!

The optional question this month: How has your creativity in life evolved since you began writing?

Hmm … you would think that as a writer, and as a writer that has devoted greater and greater amounts of both brainpower and time to more novels, that I would also find creativity spilling out of my head like curlicues. But, alas, no such curlicues. I have zero drawing skills. I do enjoy photography, but my books suck up so much time that I haven’t taken much in the way of pictures in a while. Acting would freak out the introvert half of me.

So … writing gets all of my creativity. There are worse things, my friends.

 

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Time for some news.

When I first read this story, my main focus was to ask why the lady didn’t just keep her dog in the house. But, the more I thought about a gold-digging dog who scammed burgers, the more I realized that she was really his hungry partner in crime. Don’t you think? 😉

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gold-digging-dog-pretends-to-be-a-stray-to-get-hamburgers-from-mcdonalds-owner-says/

I’ve posted the link to Reddit’s ‘Shower Thoughts’ forum before, but I couldn’t resist sharing another thread. Cheese is just a loaf of milk? I laughed way too hard at that one.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5bdc4213e4b04367a87ba4f8

Last but not least, archaeologists have finally uncovered a device used in building the immense pyramids in Egypt. When they described the contraption, I could picture people thousands of years ago slowly inching the rock slabs up the slope. I really heart science!

https://www.livescience.com/63978-great-pyramid-ramp-discovered.html

That’s all tonight, folks. See you back here in seven.

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Weekly News

Happy Halloween! This Wednesday has rolled in under cover of masks, plastic swords, and mountains of candy. I may or may not have eaten a good portion of one of the bags I bought for trick-or-treaters. It’s part of adult privilege. If I pay, I get a cut. It also used to be part of parent-of-a-trick-or-treater privilege, but I digress. I may have eaten too much. This is starting off with so many red lines for editing. Can you say sugar rush? Oh well, time for some spooky news.

This first story generates far more questions than answers. First and foremost is: dressing up pet chickens for Halloween is a CDC-sanctioned thing?

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5bd7e344e4b017e5bfd51600

Oregon’s zoo rocks! This is exactly what we need for Halloween.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5bce2aafe4b0d38b587b2beb

Not to be left out, science and technology have teamed up to produce a spooky AI painting that sold for a jaw-dropping $432,500.00 at auction. Wow!

https://www.livescience.com/63929-ai-created-painting-sells.html

That’s all for me tonight, ghosts and goblins. Enjoy whatever Halloween tradition floats your boat. I’ll see you back here in seven!

 

 

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