IWSG and Weekly News

It is time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) post. You’re in for some twittering fun. The hosts this month are:  Louise – Fundy Blue , Jennifer Lane, Mary Aalgaard, Patsy Collins at Womagwriter, Nancy Gideon, and our incomparable leader Alex J. Cavanaugh .

The optional question this month is–Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?

I have. I’ve participated with IWSG for years now, and through it, I have built a web of relationships with several writers, relationships I value. IWSG is a truly great place to connect, Writer’s Digest was absolutely correct to name it one of the 100 Best Websites For Writers.

Time for some news.

My first story tonight is about Statler the bat. He’s amazing, and I’m not the only one who thinks so. Watch the clip. You will not be able to resist him. https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_6019e6e4c5b69137248daeed

In science news tonight, mapping platypus DNA because … well, because I wanted to read it. 🙂 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210106133034.htm

Last but not least, time for a song.

That’s it for me tonight. See you in seven.

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Weekly News

Happy Wednesday! January is racing away, sending us all careening toward February. Do you feel yourself careening? I do. And since it is absolutely inevitable in our current crazy timeline, some news and a song to make it more enjoyable.

This first story has a different kind of racing. Jetson-like travel is fewer than five years away if you visit Florida. Mind blown. https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5fac5a15c5b635e9de9e8f70

In science news tonight, Saturn is tilted in its axis because of its moons. I heart science. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210121132103.htm

I leave you some Billie Eilish. Stay healthy. I’ll see you in seven. https://youtu.be/EgBJmlPo8Xw

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Weekly News

Hello all! It’s Wednesday once again, a slightly chill but otherwise nice day in my neck of the woods. Nice days deserve nice news and music.

This first story is heart-warming, and, well, nice. 😉 https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5fe1005fc5b6a7df6666ff26

And in science news, kangaroos can intentionally communicate with humans. You know what this means, don’t you? I’m moving to Australia. 😂 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201217135258.htm

My song choice tonight is largely influenced by my current edits. Enjoy! I’ll see you in seven. https://youtu.be/2fngvQS_PmQ

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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 any more 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.


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. 🙂


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


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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