March 30th, 2009



Happy birthday to shellefly!

Hello to new readers fire_my_spirit, hsifyppah, jj_dono, life_and_times, rm, and theferret!

Not bad. Lots of fatigue lately. I'm charting that and the pain pretty closely, since I'm coming off a few crazybusy weeks, one involving extensive travel. I need this data so I can figure out what I can potentially do without screwing my body up for a month! Because yes, I've had the ouch and the exhaustion, but honestly? I was expecting to be bedbound for a bit, and that has not been so. I did walk around a lot during my travels and stretch in different ways when I was confined to small spaces - did anyone see me as a L against the wall, legs up, reading in my roomette? :)

If you didn't see it this weekend...
Look! Look!

Link Soup
* Write a princess haiku for jimhines!
* Nathan Fillion in James Gunn's PG Porn.
* fjm has an excellent post on talking to people with chronic conditions.
* I posted a few more behind-the-scenes posts. If you have interest in knowing where the poems and stories come from.

Daily Science
Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a promising strategy for destroying the molecular scaffolding that can make Pseudomonas bacterial infections extremely difficult to treat in cystic fibrosis patients, wearers of contact lenses, and burn victims. Jerry Nick, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health, and his colleagues report in the April 2009 issue of The Journal of Medical Microbiology that a long string of aspartic acid molecules disrupts the molecular bonds that hold together the structure supporting Pseudomonas biofilms.

Hey, it's warm enough to take a walk! I think I'll do that. Otherwise, I've lots to do around the house, and I'll see if I can dive back into writing either "My Empire For Ashes" or "Maxfield Parrish Blue", whichever insists the hardest.
Wind Tunnel Dreams

Wind Tunnel Dreams

And now, what you've all - well, what some of you have been waiting for...

The return of Wind Tunnel Dreams.

Inspired by the poem-a-day challenge, I'll be writing a poem a day throughout April. All profits go to Elayna's Explo tuition. Sponsor a month of poetry, send a kid to the awesomest camp ever!

Now, I have a decision. Because there are two ways I can go about this, and I'd like your input.

1. I can post the poems here, with a PayPal button; each day you can pay what you like if you like the poem.
2. I can e-mail the poems to people who subscribe. I'd ask for a $10 minimum, but really, whatever you think a month of poetry is worth.

Option 1 is what I've been doing with WTD, and I do like it. The appeal of Option 2 is that it solves the first-publication issue - if really good poems come out, I can sell 'em. The appeal of Option 1 is that everyone gets to see them.

I shall ponder. With your help, hopefully. Please weigh in on this - and please give me prompts! :)

Poems I owe:
"Nine Things About Oracles" for elisem
Medusa for s00j
Naga for tithenai
Dancer/Holy Ground - by Iroshi

Ravens in the Library!

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Holly Black
Francesca Lia Block
Phil Brucato
Sam Chupp
Storm Constantine
Charles de Lint
Ben Dobyns
Jaymi Elford
Neil Gaiman
Alexandra Honigsberg
Elizabeth Jordan Leggett
Shira Lipkin
Angel Leigh McCoy
Seanan McGuire
Kris Millering and Storm Wilder
Mia Nutick
S.J. Tucker
Carrie Vaughn
Catherynne M. Valente
Terri Windling
and others...
With Illustrations by:
Amy Brown
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
James A. Owen
Brian Syme
and others...
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& Sandra Buskirk
Graphic Design by:
Sherry Lynne Baker
The Ravens in the Library Project, in connection with
"A Healthy Dose of Sooj"
and "Save Our Sooj" presents
A Limited Edition Collection of Stories and Art dedicated to the health of S.J. Tucker
This special VERY limited edition has been compiled to defray the medical expenses and recovery of musician S.J. Tucker.
The collection will NOT be released in stores, and it is NOT downloadable! It will be available only as long as those expenses remain unresolved. After that, RAVENS IN THE LIBRARY will disappear.
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