Weekly News

Happy Wednesday! Spring has sprung, and I’m on break. Good and good. I won’t bore you with my cheer or needlessly rub it in. 🙂 Instead, I’ll move straight to the news.

I learned today just how seriously some people take their bagels. I had no idea.


This is a funny sentence from the judge, but I don’t see how enforceable or pertinent it is.


Until today, I had no idea how powerful a thundercloud could be. Now, because of science, I do. I heart big science brains!


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

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Weekly News

Happy Spring! This Wednesday is perfectly timed to the Spring Equinox this year. Sun–we’re going to start getting more sun every day. Longer days and a rapid slide toward summer. Yay!

A video about different ways to tie your shoes went viral. Watch it and you’ll understand why.


The last Blockbuster store is hanging on in a little time-defying bubble in Oregon. Now I want to visit. It sounds like it’s exactly how I remember the store and my youth. Sigh.


Science has a new explanation for time flying as we age–physics. Specifically, the speed at which we process visual information makes us think time slows down because we do. It’s amazing how much of our understanding of the world truly results from aspects of our specific human perceptions. Understanding the mind is just another reason I heart science.


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

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Weekly News

Wednesday is back, and it has brought a snowpocalypse with it. What is that you ask? Well, it’s basically a blizzard with some really cool satellite imagery of a cyclone spinning above my state. What it really amounts to is about a foot of snow and some intense winds for the day. It sounds way more scary on the news, and it probably feels way more intense if you get stuck driving in it. For those of us lucky enough to stay home? It’s basically a snow day. Enough of my own news, it’s time for the weirdness I found elsewhere.

This first story illustrates the best prank birthday gift I’ve ever heard.


Next up, a story of surviving being trapped in the snow with hot sauce. Taco Bell’s annoying packets to the rescue.


Last, but definitely not least, farting stars. The headline was most definitely clickable, but the discovery of partner stars farting away their mass was the icing on the science cake. Delicious!


That’s all for Snowpocalypse 2019. I’ll see you again in seven–hopefully with a far less dramatic intro.


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IWSG and Weekly News


It’s that time of the month again. 🙂 Come join in–some of us may even share our chocolate. Our incredible co-hosts for this month’s posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) are Beverly Stowe McClure, Erika Beebe, and Lisa Buie-Collard!

March 6 question – Whose perspective do you like to write from best, the hero (protagonist) or the villain (antagonist)? And why?

I tend to write from the protagonist’s POV. It’s not for any particular reason other than I tend to imagine the protagonist in the early stages of building out my idea for the book. With the protagonist coming to life as the story takes shape,  his/her perspective becomes my natural in on the story.



Next up, news. But first a song. It sums up how I’m feeling this week.


This is a savage post by the fire department, but justifiably so. Don’t block hydrants, folks. Not only is it not worth it, but you may just suffer the same fate as the car owner in this story.


In science tonight, a fascinating link between chronic noise and Alzheimer’s. This could be a significant piece of research going forward. Science is fantastic!


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

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Wednesday is back! Fast, right? I survived last week’s craziness. In fact, it was successful craziness. I took my engineering team to State for 2 1/2 days, and we scored six wins (a mix of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes). Then, I surfed my couch for two days of mindlessness. After all of that do you know what I need? News.

This first story is sweet, but I very much disagree with referring to street rats as cute. Yuck!


This next story is extra interesting for me because of my current book. Carving supposed witch traps into cave walls shows just how fearful people were during the early Middle Ages.


Last up tonight, a genetic breakthrough thanks to sharks. Understanding the potential of stability genes could end up as part of cancer prevention someday. Also, super-fast healing understanding. Great Whites really do have superpowers.


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

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Weekly News

Wednesday is here once again. I had a pretty chill day in preparation for three completely-crazy days. Pre-relaxing helps fend off craziness—it does. I hope. Time for some distracting news.

This first story is the first of two from Twitter, each far too amazing to pass up. Tweeting volcanoes. 🥰

This next tweet made me laugh so hard. I did fact check this because I was sure it was just a joke. It is most definitely real.


Last, but not least, virus and bacteria partnering up—with help from science—to battle climate change. I heart science!


That’s all for me tonight. Time for me to roll with crazy for a few days. Deep breath. See you in seven.


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Happy Wednesday! It’s been a weird/good/intense week over here, and so I decided to do something I haven’t done in a while: share music. Enjoy!

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