Category: Weekly Finds

Lockdown Chronicles – 27 May 2020

In which features ancient forests and trees, books of the electronic and paper kind, and The Writing Closet.

Friday Stuff: Existential Questions, Plants, Solar Eclipses, Word Origins, and What I’m Reading

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THE 10-YEAR QUESTION. – Jon Acuff “Ten years from now, what will the older you wish the younger you had done?” Could This Be the End of Frankincense? – JoAnna Klein As more uses are found for the aromatic resin, the population of trees… Continue Reading “Friday Stuff: Existential Questions, Plants, Solar Eclipses, Word Origins, and What I’m Reading”

Friday Stuff – Pondering Ideas, Reality, Widows, Tattoed Women, and a Song

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I’ve decided to start the “weekly finds” posts again, as they are a lot of fun for me and they also give an idea of what I read that influences my fiction (up to a point, obviously). I’ll still do Friday Favourite Music as… Continue Reading “Friday Stuff – Pondering Ideas, Reality, Widows, Tattoed Women, and a Song”

Favourite Music Friday — “Blou”

“Blou” (”Blue”) is another of my favourite songs, and I think this version — by Loki Rothman and Laurika Rauch — is my favourite version of it as well! (Lyrics and music by André Swiegers.) “Blou” (”Blue”) by Loki Rothman and Laurika Rauch

My favourite music for dark days

It’s nothing new that music can influence mood – sometimes quite significantly. Music can conjure up old memories – both good and bad – but also take you away from the present moment into a place of serenity and calmness. I find that music… Continue Reading “My favourite music for dark days”

Weekly Finds – Miniature pyramids, Viking hoards, underground cities, character pet peeves, and stone gods

Articles of the week: Miniature Pyramids of Sudan by Eric A. Powell Archaeologists excavating on the banks of the Nile have uncovered a necropolis where hundreds of small pyramids once stood Hoards of the Vikings by Daniel Weiss Evidence of trade, diplomacy, and vast… Continue Reading “Weekly Finds – Miniature pyramids, Viking hoards, underground cities, character pet peeves, and stone gods”

Weekly Finds – Euphemisms, mermaids, writing a series, Old Hag Syndrome, and more

Articles of the Week: The hidden dangers of euphemisms by Mark Peters This sneaky language is the enemy of clarity, from George Orwell to your office. The last mermaids of Japan by Mike MacEacheran The Ama are Japan’s last population of female shell divers.… Continue Reading “Weekly Finds – Euphemisms, mermaids, writing a series, Old Hag Syndrome, and more”

Weekly Finds – Shaping Human History, Photographing Dreams, Creative Burnouts, and Hidden Buddhas

Articles of the week The tree that shaped human history – by Mike Shanahan Fig trees have not only witnessed history but have shaped it and they could even enrich our future The man who tried to photograph thoughts and dreams – by Josh… Continue Reading “Weekly Finds – Shaping Human History, Photographing Dreams, Creative Burnouts, and Hidden Buddhas”

Weekly Finds – Masked Women, Antagonists, Cities, and Worldbuilding

Masked Women, Widows, Antagonists, Convenience factors in fiction, Cities, and Worldbuilding

Weekly Finds 2017!

Welcome to the first Weekly Finds post of 2017!