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For those who procrastinate a Girl Genius Spark

As y’all know, I aspire to write The Good (and Not So Good) Words regularly. I don’t write regularly, but I aspire. Oh, how I aspire. When I am writing and manage to get some words into the blog box on a Wednesday, I lift up other writers-artists-creators whose work might feed some need you […]

Those who serve: Wikimedia Foundation

Last night I donated $10 to the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that created, refines, hosts and administers Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikisource and the rest of their Wikis. I’ll probably give another $20 in the next few months. I had been meaning to give them a few bucks for quite awhile, but I go long periods […]

The Big Rock Candy of Cockaigne

When I get into crank mode, I can get a prodigious amount done. Since I have been in crank mode more often than not over the past two months, I shouldn’t be surprised when I have a few days where I can’t get much of anything done. The past two days I’ve gotten fuck all […]

Scrap of Scripture: What is the sound beyond the dip of bell?

“Never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” John Donne, Meditation XVII Here at the Bishop Family Compound, when I write a Dose of The Good (and Not So Good) Words on a Sunday, it generally will be a variation of Filling the Thank Full, where I take time to […]

Happiness is an Arctic Melt

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life, and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. Quote attributed to Georgia O’Keeffe in a post on Facebook Despite the title, this dose of The Good (and Not So Good Words) is less about happiness and more about […]

A bit of a Stretch: rambling followed by something like a book review

After a couple of weeks of prodigious readings, I have read five or six books and parts of several others. It has been a long time since I gone on a reading binge, though this recent spate of reading wasn’t so much a binge as a way to help me rest and de-stress. I’ve been […]