3.18.2011

The Coming of Flowers and other stories

The ornamental cherry trees are blooming.

I'd take a picture, but it's raining and nearly dark. Maybe next week.... For now, I'm just so happy to see this early sign of spring.

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Oh, wait—the equinox is in two days. Thank God! I am ready.

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The second of my three Silhouette posts just went up: a travelogue describing the medieval cathedral in Siena, Italy. I included a couple of pictures, just because the church is so unbelievably gorgeous. Here, you can have a shot:


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Between having a cold and having a lot of other writing work to do, I went about three days this week without working on my book at all. Which might be the longest I've gone since November of 2009, if you don't count last year's road trip.

Last night, I'd had enough. I let go of everything that could wait and went through a whole chapter. Granted, it was my favorite chapter and it went quickly, but it felt ever so good to get real work done. I love my little book.

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Maia has taken to opening the latch on the dry goods cupboard and hiding behind the cans. I've finally had to tape the door shut. Thus far, that has foiled her.

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Writers' link of the week: I already posted a lot of these on Monday. But since I noted Rachelle Gardner's mythbusting post, here are the two sequels she's posted since: Mythbusting Part Two and Mythbusting Part Three.

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Music of the week: Since we were talking Möbius strips on Wednesday, here's a related piece that shows all sorts of genius.



Also, I highly recommend her arrangement of "His Eyes are as Green as a Fresh Pickled Toad", the gnome's singing valentine for Harry Potter in Chamber of Secrets. You can find it with other offerings at the web page of Vi Hart & the Harry Potter Septet.

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Funny of the week: I got on So Much Pun this week, after months of absence, and found this. It did make me laugh.

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I'd love to work on my story tonight, but honestly, I'm so tired.... I might just read. Either way, a happy weekend to you!

4 comments:

  1. Why did the chicken cross the Möbius strip?
    To get to the same side!

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  2. "Maia has taken to opening the latch on the dry goods cupboard and hiding behind the cans. I've finally had to tape the door shut. Thus far, that has foiled her."

    Just shows that since you can't match her intellect, you have to resort to brute force to stop her. ;)

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  3. BTW, we have tape on some of our cabinet doors. Full disclosure & all.

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  4. Eric, that made me laugh.

    George, I'm not convinced it's her intelligence. I think she's hiding a set of opposable thumbs. :P

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