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See you in seven.

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IWSG & Weekly News

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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Weekly News

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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Weekly News

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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Weekly News

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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IWSG and Weekly News

Welcome back for another monthly posting of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). We’re a group of neurotic keyboard junkies who meet once a month via our keyboards. 😉 This month’s virtual connect is supported by our fantastic co-hosts: SE White, Cathrina Constantine, Natalie Aguire, Joylene Nowell Butler, and Jacqui Murray. Take a second and visit their blogs.

June 1st question – When the going gets tough writing the story, how do you keep yourself writing to the end? If have not started the writing yet, why do you think that is and what do you think could help you find your groove and start?

When the going gets tough, I throw every strategy at the virtual wall until something sticks. I’ll take a break before restarting, butt in chair every day at the same time, read some books in my genre, and/or other crazy ideas that present themselves as answers. I will do every possible thing to shake the words loose because once an idea is stuck in my head, I can’t stop. Writing is so weird.

In the world of news this week, I do not want to be a dolphin. Like ever. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dolphins-recognize-each-other-urine_n_628bc86be4b0415d4d7adccd

My science news this week is a picture of a black hole. I heart science!

I leave you with a song. See you in seven.

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Week Off

I think we all need a break from the news this week. Take care of yourselves, and I’ll see you in seven.

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Weekly News

Hello boys and girls! Another Wednesday has come, and nearly gone, and it’s yet another hot one in my neck of the woods. We have our hottest day this week tomorrow and then we have snow in the forecast Friday. Weird forecast for yet another weird 2022 week. All I can do is shake my head as I peruse headlines.

For your news sampling this week, if Houdini were a dog and a snuggler.

https://www.npr.org/2022/05/16/1098839121/dog-stranger-in-bed-tennessee-couple

AI could soon produce enough warning to save people from big quakes. Science rocks so hard!

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/machine-learning-gravity-earthquake-ai

I leave you with another favorite of mine. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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Weekly News

Hello all! It’s Wednesday once again. It’s a hot one over here. I’m thinking rain thoughts on an almost 90* day. Ugh. Until my thoughts manifest something useful, I’m distracting myself with the news.

This first story is the craziest “woman gives birth at …” story I‘ve seen.

https://news.sky.com/story/metallica-baby-woman-gives-birth-at-brazil-stadium-show-as-band-plays-enter-sandman-12609329

The soil on the moon could someday help us in space exploration. Science is so cool!

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/05/220505114655.htm

I leave you with another of my favorite songs. Enjoy! I’ll see you in seven.

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