Wordless Wednesday Writing Challenge – Reborn

The RocNaNo Blog offers Wordless Wednesday writing prompts. This is my response to this week’s challenge, based upon this photo:

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Stink Bug – Chapter 37

“I think things are calm there for the moment,” I said. V’x was grooming herself and trilling softly. W’x’tl was silent, her face buried in battered feathers.

‘The one is violent,’ said the grey. ‘It fights to escape.’ I felt despair. No, this was what the grey felt. Continue reading

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Friday Headlines: 9-12-14

Friday Headlines, September 12, 2014

THE LATEST IN THE GEOSCIENCES

 

Today’s round-up:

Parts of I-15 in Nevada destroyed by flooding!

The oldest mammal?

Exfoliation (in the geologic sense) caught on camera!

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Thirsty Thursday – My Sam Adam’s Clone

In our household, there’s a lot of beer consumption. I’ve come to the conclusion that the reason why I can’t lose weight is because of the vast quantities of beer available. (This is also my motivation to keep exercising so that I can drink all I want!)

I alternate brews between one that I’ll like and one that my husband will like. It’s more like I brew something for the husband which undoubtedly I will like anyway. Then I brew something for me, which is inevitably too dark and hoppy for my husband’s tastes. (More for me!)

When we’re out, I try to pay attention to what my husband drinks. It’s mostly wheat beers (which are great!). Earlier this year he discovered that he quite liked the Sam Adam’s Summer Ale. I like it too. Continue reading

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Bearded Ladies

I am so excited today to tell you about a brand new project that I’ve had the pleasure to be part of. It includes a lot of things that are really important to me: science, laughter, camping, and the promotion of women as people equivalent in capabilities to men.

The Bearded Lady Project

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The Lion – Tales of the Finger

Sometimes, an injury is totally worth it. If you’re gonna get hurt, may as well do it in a real cool way.

People keep asking me what I did to hurt my finger – that annoying injury that’s been driving me crazy for the last six weeks. I’m finally almost back to normal, so maybe this time I’ll actually tell the truth about what happened.

So we were hiking out to look at some really cool structures in the northern part of the The Breaks, where I go do geology every summer. There aren’t too many places out there where there are any trees, but on Owl Ridge, there are lots of junipers and limber pines. We were glad to be there, because it was hot that day. Very hot. Continue reading

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A Chicksplosion!

We live rurally, so we do a few rural things. One of those things is to have chickens. It’s fabulous to always have fresh eggs to eat!

For grins, my husband decided to incubate a bunch of eggs to see what we’d get. Continue reading

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Stink Bug – Chapter 36

V’x lept into the air, flapping her one good wing, wrenching out of the grey’s grasp. “No!” she cried. She turned, rushing for the door. The greys scattered. Only I remained, blocking her path. I grabbed at her feathers as she rushed by. The chair that I sat in spun and fell, but I kept my grip on V’x. Continue reading

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Friday Headlines: 9-5-14

Friday Headlines, September 5, 2014

THE LATEST IN THE GEOSCIENCES

 

Today’s round-up:

Bárðarbunga – Eruption in Iceland

Largest. Dinosaur. Ever.

Woolly Mammoths weren’t the only mammoths with hair.

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Wordless Wednesday Writing Challenge: Bullseye

The RocNaNo Blog offers Wordless Wednesday writing prompts. This is my response to this week’s challenge, based upon this photo:

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