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“Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.”

–Zen Proverb (unattrib)

Eight of Cups Thoth

Eight of Cups Thoth

A bit of an information dump for the day..  So many things have happened, and so much new is occurring, it seems wise to put some of it out there.  And to force my hand, since I do seem to be a Mistress of the 8 Cups (in this sense, for an even better interpretation, imho) and sometimes need to have something engraved in stone before I get it done.

So…

Number One

…on the short list, is announcing my very first guest blogger will be featured on my page next Monday (March 5).  Back at the beginning of this month, I was invited to do a guest piece on Elaine Stock’s blog “Everyone’s Story” and now Elaine has graciously returned the favor, writing a lovely piece on inspiration and the young writer.  I hope you will come and meet this very sweet lady and share some of your own thoughts with her (and myself).

And if you are interested in doing a guest piece, please feel free to contact me via email at mouse(at)sff(dot)net or @Kymele on Twitter

Number Two…

Book reviews!

When Borders closed all of its retail outlets last summer, I did what any sane bibliophile would do with a fistful of gift cards that were about to become useless plastic and filled out the stacks of “to read later” books that set around my house to capacity and beyond. And with encouragement from my poor, suffering husband and a few reading challenges, slowly, I’ve worked my way through them.  Recently I have finished two books on my Bookmarks list and am preparing reviews of them for posting here.

So keep watch…

Number three…

Princess of Cups--Thoth

Princess of Cups--Thoth

Just a mood thing…  Next time you go out to dinner, give your waiter or waitress some “Happy Customer Luv”.  They really are amazing people.   Whenever I get the chance to chat with my servers, I do.  It’s always a great conversation.  So here’s a bit of a “Thank You” to all those very nice people who’ve brought me yummy (and often bad for me) food, smiled even when tired and had a lot of things to stress about, and in general made my world a bit broader and more interesting!

Weaving through mountains

Weaving through mountains

It’s Friday.  I looked over the Flash Fiction options today and my eyes just glazed over and my brain …which is set on some temperature well over 100 degrees at the moment…  just stopped.  So, I’ll forward on the lovely prompt that L.S.Engler posted for her Five Minute Getaway piece.  I’m going to give you the link for Chuck Wendig’s frighteningly detailed assignment for this week.  I’m going to apologize to myself (and Albert) for not even trying to start the Flash Fiction February challenge.

And I’ll send you over to my writing process blog Many Worlds From Many Minds for the opening of a story line I’ve played with for some time.

I am also putting out a request for guest bloggers.  The topic will be “What Inspires Me”…  The posts don’t have to be writing related only.  In fact, I’d be delighted if they were not.  We’re all far more than the accumulation of our words.  Contact me via email at mouse(at)sff(dot)net or @Kymele on Twitter if you would be interested.

Hopefully tomorrow after some sleep I will feel energized enough to finish my photography posts (at least one of them).

Oh, and to add silliness to more silliness…  I’m adding yet another online challenge to my list of to “get done”s.  This one, of course works wonderfully between the two other reading challenges I’m involved in: 50/50/Me and Telling Tales 2012.  I’m not sure I could pull it off well if it didn’t.  This one is called The Bookmark Break Challenge.  It’s to encourage me to finish all those half-red books I was enjoying then got sidetracked from for some strange reason.  You should check it out and spend a bit of time looking over Aubrie Anne’s earlier posts.  She has some amazing tidbits hiding in there.


First Friday Photo

Something to inspire

obligatory “What I Allow”

Short Stuff

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