A weekly peek backwards and a look ahead, in my little corner of the blogosphere…
Do you like to stretch? I mean, reaallllyyyyy strrrrrrrreeeeeetttttcccchhhhhhh!?
I do. A luxurious stretch when I wake up, or if I’ve been reading or writing for a while. The pleasing stretch and pull of the weight machines. T’ai chi. Yoga. Stretching out my strokes when I swim, hugs with the kids, conversations with my Accomplice in Mischief...long, powerful notes in Jewel or Tori Amos songs, stretched and held perfectly –
And stretching out of my comfort zone, into new terrain and new realms…
Recently at shanjeniah:
A time-traveling week of contemplation and remembrance of the treasures that remain after the passing of the lives that offered them; traveling to the Globe Theatre on 29 June 1613, while revising Chameleon’s Dish; into the future, and Spock‘s past, while drafting Perchance to Dream; a time- themed SoCS post, and a visit to the Sterling Renaissance Festival, complete with an old friend. Elan Morgan abstains from Facebook likes. Mat Honan embraces them, and I attempted and failed to share this video wherein T’Pol expresses rather strong feelings about smoking, time travel, or perhaps both…
- Subtle Discrimination: My inaugural post for Rose B. Fischer‘s Redefining Disability Awareness Challenge with reflections on smaller, more intimate forms of discrimination against someone with a serious medical disability.
- When the Limb Breaks… Trip and T’Pol get all tangled up in each other, and then…
- Snippet based on the Star Trek: Enterprise series pilot, Broken Bow, Part 1.)
- Beside Me: This week’s SoCS prompt coincided with my seventeenth wedding anniversary. Here’s a tribute to marriage, and to my own Accomplice in Mischief.
- A Time-Traveling Stretch: In which I travel through time in various way, and write some things, and revise others, and remember, and take lots of pictures, and meet up with an old friend.
- An Odd Stretch: In which I do many things that weren’t on my list, and look at things from new perspectives.
My focus for August and September is on revising my time-travel fantasy novel, Chameleon’s Dish, set in the 1612-13 London area. I’m also drafting another WIP, Perchance to Dream, a Star Trek: TOS/ Enterprise fanfiction novel, and the second half of a duology. And there’s the ever-present homeschool administration – I’ll be eyeball-deep in masses of reporting and testing.
- For Coffee and Conversation, I’ll be sharing a list of my Mental To-Do’s Not Done – you know, those things I’ve been “meaning to get to” for entirely too long… – and inviting folks to remind, nudge, or cajole me into “getting around to it”.
- WIPpet Wednesday will host an excerpt from my Story a Day May exploration, The IDIC Romance – I’ll be picking up where I left off last week, with the eighth installment of “Tigress T’Pol”. Trip and T’Pol collect themselves after a brief and unresolved entanglement, and consider breaches of protocol.
- And for Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS), I’ll be doing just what the title suggests – writing a stream-of-consciousness post on the weekly prompt.
- ROW80 Updates: Sunday and Wednesday are my days for updating my goals progress for A Round of Words in 80 Days.
In the Wilds of Internet-Land:
- Day in the Museum: Part Two, Shakespeare’s First Folio: Kerry at Her Headache experienced this treasure; and I enjoyed vicariously!
- In Latest Parenting Trend: The CTFD Method, David Vienna encourages parents to Calm the
- Marriage is a huge stretch. And we’re in it for the long haul. Seventeen years and a day, and still stretching, learning, growing together, striving…and loving. Without the loving – seventeen years and a day would’ve been too long a stretch.
- Taking a chance and putting my words “out there”, especially on difficult or sensitive topics, is a stretch. I did that twice this week: I entered a national writing contest for World Sexual Health Day, and I wrote a post on discrimination for the Redefining Disability Awareness Challenge.
- Dealing with the convoluted dynamics within my family of origin is a stretch I’d often rather avoid, but I chose to embrace it, and breach a years’ long Neutral Zone, to honor a milestone birthday for one family member.