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Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
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11:34 am - Looking for a Short Story

You know the feeling. You've read a story or a book that stayed with you -- all but the title and author, that is. I'm suffering a small, annoying torment along those lines. Please help, if you can.

 

For the SF/F readers among you: In the past couple of years, I read a time-travel story told from the POV of John Lennon. Someone had come back in time to pull him out just before he was assassinated. Does anyone else remember this story? Who wrote it, and what's the title?

 

Notes:

 

It's a short story, not a novel.
 

It's not any of the following:

  • Get Back: Imagine… Saving John Lennon by Donovan Day.
  • Lifehouse by Spider Robinson.
  • Saint John Lennon by Daniel Hartwell

 

 

This entry was originally posted at https://wordweaverlynn.dreamwidth.org/654668.html. Please comment here if you want, or there using OpenID. Or send me a message via carrier pigeon or fortune cookie. I'm dying to hear from you.

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Saturday, February 10th, 2018
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Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
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Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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10:58 am - MEME: Icons a Go Go
Reply to this post with "PORGS!" and I will pick three of your icons for you to talk about in your own journal, and then keep the meme going by making this offer on your post.

Swiped from the estimable [personal profile] rydra_wong .




Keywords: russ, SF, wiscon


I made this icon -- a photo of SF author Joanna Russ followed by two of my favorite short quotations from her brilliant THE FEMALE MAN. On reflection, I'm not sure how coherent it is, and the aesthetics make my eyes bleed. Nevertheless, they're still two of my favorite quotes from Joanna Russ, and she is still one of the most important writers in my personal canon. Not just because she was a lesbian and a feminist when I desperately needed to know I wasn't alone, but because she deconstructed oppression with such wit and accuracy.

 
Keywords: change, hands on from iconsbycurtana

Yes, that is Katharine Hepburn, but even more important than the magnificent Kate is the role she was playing: Eleanor of Aquitaine in THE LION IN WINTER. If you haven't seen that movie, remedy the omission as soon as you can. Peter O'Toole reprises his role as her husband Henry II from the movie BECKET -- the two films make a great double feature. Let's just say that the family is royally dysfunctional. I rarely use this icon, though I should bring it out more -- being able to change the world doesn't depend on having a solid foundation of a healthy family life.




Keyword: lies  made by dymers_dream

Quotation from Terry Pratchett, another star in my personal canon, with a nod to the X-Files. It's a useful reminder to question your own assumptions -- although it's always easier and more fun to question other people's.

This entry was originally posted at https://wordweaverlynn.dreamwidth.org/654335.html. Please comment here if you want, or there using OpenID. Or send me a message via carrier pigeon or fortune cookie. I'm dying to hear from you.

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Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Thursday, January 18th, 2018
2:43 pm - MEME: Cross-posted from Facebook

I'm curious to read other people's answers and get to know some of you better! Here goes nothing. Remember only FOUR.


Four places I’ve lived:

1. Jackson, PA

2. Philadelphia, PA

3. Stockholm, NJ

4. Ridgefield, CT

 

Four places I've worked: (I’ve chosen long-past jobs)
1. As a janitor in Haverford, PA

2. The late lamented Bryn Mawr Dunkin Donuts, Monday through Friday, 6AM to noon

3. The late lamented Auerbach Press in Pennsauken, NJ

4. The late lamented Haworth Press, Binghamton, NY

Please note that I did not in fact cause any of these to shut down.

 

Four things I like to watch:
1. Breaking Bad (we’re watching it for a second time)

2. Other limited series; we loved Feud: Bette and Joan and (in a very different way) Einstein

3. Old movies

4. Not-so-old movies

 

Four places I have been:
1. Glastonbury, England

2. Cape May, NJ

3. Yosemite (California)

4. Pike’s Peak, Colorado

 

Four things I love to eat:
1. Pizza

2. Homemade bread

3. Grilled mushrooms

4. My extra spicy homemade chili


Four people I think will respond:
Anybody who wants to


Four favorite things to drink:
1. Tea

2. Diet Cherry Dr Pepper

3. Water

4. Bengal spice herbal tea

 

Now here is what you're supposed to do: copy and paste this in your status and update it with your responses. If you do it, just comment "Done" on this post, so I'll know to check yours out.

I'm hoping this will lead me back into posting more. I really miss DW/LJ's longer, more meaningful posts from interesting people.

This entry was originally posted at https://wordweaverlynn.dreamwidth.org/653941.html. Please comment here if you want, or there using OpenID. Or send me a message via carrier pigeon or fortune cookie. I'm dying to hear from you.

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Monday, December 25th, 2017
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12:19 am - Merry Christmas
In the first moments of Christmas Day, my mind is filled with the words of Isaiah: “He shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” All as sung in Handel’s Messiah. May your day be full of joy and blessings, whatever your faith.

I have to confess my mind is also full of the cherry-peach pie I just pulled from the oven and the rising bread that goes in next. My heart is full of the joys and losses of this year. And so much else.

How are you doing, and what is in your heart today?

This entry was originally posted at https://wordweaverlynn.dreamwidth.org/653776.html. Please comment here if you want, or there using OpenID. Or send me a message via carrier pigeon or fortune cookie. I'm dying to hear from you.

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Saturday, November 25th, 2017
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Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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4:43 am - Happy Thanksgiving!
One of the delights of my life has been getting up early on Thanksgiving to cook. It still is a joy. Whether today is your official Thanksgiving Day or not, may all of you have a wonderful day and much to be thankful for. This entry was originally posted at https://wordweaverlynn.dreamwidth.org/653371.html. Please comment here if you want, or there using OpenID. Or send me a message via carrier pigeon or fortune cookie. I'm dying to hear from you.

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Saturday, October 28th, 2017
12:00 pm - My tweets
  • Fri, 19:44: Dear @mlb, why are the World Series sleeve patches so tacky this year? Shiny, stiff, and apparently glued on. What’s next, plastic bats?

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Monday, October 23rd, 2017
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  • Sun, 19:35: Our neighbors have skulls floating in their front window. Looks like they’re a continuous loop projected onto the window. #hightechhalloween

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Friday, October 20th, 2017
12:00 pm - My tweets
  • Thu, 19:51: In the last couple of miles on our way home, a strange thing appeared on our windshield. Raindrops. RAINDROPS! #itsraining

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
12:00 pm - My tweets
  • Tue, 18:39: Me: The American League teams are the Yankees and the Astros. Who would you cheer for? @abostick59: A direct meteor strike on the field.

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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10:05 am - Godot Fixes Refrigerators

Today I'm waiting for the repairman to come and tell us that our fridge (out since last Thursday) can't be fixed. Or if it can, that the part will take 3 weeks to arrive. The fridge belongs to our landlady, so we can't just go out and buy a new one.

With all the fires, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes others are enduring, living in a house with no working fridge doesn't rank high on the tragedy scale, but it's amazing how inconvenient it is. I can't even think about the vast amount of food we had to throw away, or what it will cost to replace it. But at least our neighborhood is not on fire, and we have electricity and safe drinking water.

This entry was originally posted at https://wordweaverlynn.dreamwidth.org/653287.html. Please comment here if you want, or there using OpenID. Or send me a message via carrier pigeon or fortune cookie. I'm dying to hear from you.

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
12:00 pm - My tweets
  • Tue, 19:48: Overheard at home: Me: Where is my brain? @_housepet: You left it in your other pants.

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Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
12:00 pm - My tweets
  • Fri, 19:16: Discussion of using Strunk and White to teach writing: “I’ll teach you grace. Walk across the room with a comma on your head.”

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
12:00 pm - My tweets
  • Tue, 09:01: If you're looking for great SFF, try @nkjemisin's BROKEN EARTH trilogy. I devoured it last week. Superb writing and lots of geology.

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Sunday, August 27th, 2017
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Monday, August 21st, 2017
12:00 pm - My tweets
  • Mon, 09:10: The 2017 #eclipse has started. We're watching from a parking lot in Grass Valley, CA.
  • Mon, 09:13: Overheard at the #eclipse: I'm gonna go home and get my welding hood.
  • Mon, 09:16: There's a divot in the sun and some shadows across that look like a storm. #eclipse
  • Mon, 09:44: It seems to be happening faster now -- almost certainly an optical illusion. #eclipse
  • Mon, 09:47: Overheard at the #eclipse: Holy wow!
  • Mon, 09:59: My companion just gave our spare pair of #eclipse glasses to some people who pulled up near us. All they had easy a pinhole camera.
  • Mon, 10:04: The #eclipse keeps growing. Measurably cooler and dimmer now.
  • Mon, 10:09: Incidentally, I packed my dragon t-shirt and am wearing it now. A dragon eating the sun is a traditional cause of an #eclipse.
  • Mon, 10:27: The #eclipse is waning. People have been sharing their protective glasses. The solar event makes us community.
  • Mon, 10:28: Oh, and that guy did go home for his welding shield. It projects the image of what's happening outside to the inside of the mask. #eclipse
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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
12:00 pm - My tweets
  • Tue, 21:59: Blissfully eating a raspberry-cheese croissant from Wildflower Bread Co. at the Phoenix airport. Great food, great service, and open now.

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Saturday, August 5th, 2017
12:00 pm - My tweets
  • Fri, 12:31: #OnlyinCA: Middle aged ladies on a street corner, laughing in delight because we were struck by two tiny raindrops. In the dry season.

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Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
12:00 pm - My tweets
  • Sat, 16:29: Kickoff meeting for #FOGcon 8. Honored Guests Andrea Hairston and Ada Palmer. Honored Ghost Thomas M. Disch. Theme is Performance in SFF.

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