Category Archives: Blog

These entries are ramblings about my life that have no connection with particular Kingdoms of Evil updates.

The Sofa is Warm

The sofa is warm A breeze from the rain outsides Grandmas have the kids

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The Smell of Janki

The smell of janki Fermenting on the sidewalk. How inneficient.

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Five Star Book Reviews: Factfulness

Today one of my students showed me the new English words she’d learned last week from Factfulness, which I’d recommended to her. Included on the list were: “devastatingly,” “mislead,” and “gag.” Damn good words! Factfulness is somewhere between a book … Continue reading

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Air Pressure on Junction

I just learned something about air pressure and how it changes with altitude. I have my characters in Junction make a 1,000 meter climb in a day on a 1.3 G planet (uh…there was a convenient path up the slope?) … Continue reading

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Fallen Mulberries

Fallen mulberries Stain the ground below the tree. Better to eat them.

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Roadside Chicory

Roadside chicory, too to tear the roots out. Help me to wake up

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A Tomb and its Park

A tomb and its park Trees cast shade on its soft grass Why don’t I go there?

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Stupid Ideas: Culinary International

Gourmet chef is actually international spy! “No, no, not that CIA. I work for the Culinary Institute of America.” I could write a whole series! Rising Agent: Crime Brulée Spoiled Broth Globally-Sourced …and when the author gets cynical and sloppy… The Spy … Continue reading

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New Rose Buds Open

New rose buds open Above the fallen petals That the kids tore up

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A Fir Tree’s New Growth,

A fir tree’s new growth, A bumblebee rests on it. Give me a moment.

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