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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Subject:Artificial intelligence/going mad/takes advice from blackbirds.
Time:1:15 pm.
My 2009 poems eligible for Rhysling Short Poem.
3 fingers. Ticklish?

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Subject:OMG bunnies
Time:10:52 am.
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Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Subject:Marry, Shag, Kill Meme
Time:12:32 pm.
I consented to do this meme for amelia_eve.

1) Comment to this and I will give you 3 people.
2) Post this meme with your answers.
3) Provide pictures and the names of the 3 people I gave you.
4) Label which you would marry, which you would shag, and which you would throw off a cliff.

My challenge: William Blake, Rudyard Kipling, Ted Hughes. I'm just going to pretend they're all somehow still alive because otherwise this gets really disgusting really fast.

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Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Subject:OMG bunnies
Time:4:52 pm.
Alan and I have decided to name our future bunnies: Nom Nom Nom, Annyong & Hermano.
5 fingers. Ticklish?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Subject:this coruscation in the middle distance
Time:8:51 pm.
Astropoetica published their Spring 2009 issue yesterday, which includes my poem “Northern Lights.”

I'm also doing NaPoWriMo and blogging about it, it seems, everywhere.
2 fingers. Ticklish?

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Subject:mirrored from joannemerriam.com
Time:8:01 pm.
Clockwise Cat has just published three of my poems: "Eligibility for Citizenship," "The Trendelenburg Position" and "We'll Call Them Martyrs." (They're behind in getting things posted, so even though the post is dated February, it just went up today.)

If you're lying on your back with your feet higher than your head, you're in the Trendelenburg position. It's used in some abdominal and gynecological surgeries to give better access to the pelvis. It's also used in waterboarding.

Some of the details of chemical warfare in "We'll Call The Martyrs" were from Jeffrey Goldberg's "The Great Terror."

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Subject:mirrored from joannemerriam.com
Time:2:50 pm.
Two of my poems have just come out:

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Time:7:48 pm.
My Poem Rocks has published my "Hiccups."
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Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Time:8:32 pm.
As I just mentioned on my blog, Scifaikuest has published my scifaiku "matter and anti-matter."
1 finger. Ticklish?

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Time:6:36 pm.
Concelebratory Shoehorn Review has just published five of my poems.
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Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Subject:You can replace "love" with "like", if you want.
Time:2:42 pm.
1. Tell me one thing you love about me.
2. Tell me two things you love about yourself.
3. Look through the comments. When you see someone you know, tell them three things you love about them.
4. Do this in your journal and I will tell you what I love about YOU.
(via cornpone)
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Monday, January 19th, 2009

Time:7:45 pm.
My Poem Rocks just posted my poem "Crack the Whip Prohibited."

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Subject:I've been updating my website.
Time:9:52 pm.
Pretty much daily, actually.
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Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Time:1:28 pm.
I'm switching over to Google Reader and RSS feeds and all that supercool 2005 technology, so if I unfriend you today and you're wondering why, it's 'cause I'm porting a lot of my reading over there.

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Time:7:27 pm.

Alba has just published my short poem “Homing Instincts.”

Time:6:41 pm.
two new entries at joannemerriam.com

Time:6:31 pm.
I've done a complete overhaul of joannemerriam.com. You should be able to add it to RSS feeds now. Please let me know if anything doesn't work for you!

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Time:1:09 pm.
This is fun.

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Subject:My eligible poems for the 2009 Rhyslings
Time:10:36 am.
The 2009 Rhysling Awards are now open to nominations from SFPA members. My eligible poems (all for the short poem category) this year are:

I'm fond of these poems, and I hope people will check them out who missed them the first time, but honestly I don't think any of them are award-worthy. I would suggest people instead consider these two poems which both really struck me this year:

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Subject:Some reading for 2009
Time:10:46 pm.
  • J. D. Salinger, "Blue Melody." Somewhere behind him a girl was very audibly giving away the plot to a Taylor Caldwell novel. The girl’s voice was Southern, but not swampy and not blue-grass and not even particularly drawly. It sounded to Rudford very much like a Tennessee voice. He turned to look.
  • Larissa Kelly, "Engines of Survival." Travelers like me are heavily taxed, but even so I have grown quite wealthy over the centuries. If I wanted to, I could take an early retirement. I could surround myself with the most ingenious amusements and exquisite luxuries that this time can produce. I could grow old in the company of others growing old at the same rate.
  • Jonathan Lethem, "Lostronaut." By the finish our uniforms were coated. Mstislav, champion of this episode, reasonably pointed out that any droplet of the pollutant we exported from the Den was destined for circulation and, ultimately, our mucous membranes. Our bloodstreams. So we stripped and trashed the clothes. Picture us, five floating nudists in oxygen masks, ragged with fatigue and degrees of shock, squeezing the last beads of antifreeze from our hair.
  • Mike Richardson-Bryan, "Elf Union Newsletter: December 2008." Santa Claus has agreed to end most product testing on elf orphans no later than 2020. It may not sound like much, but with 494 years still to go on our current contract we have to take what we can get. And, besides, there are plenty more elf orphans where those came from.
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