First, the webcams, which are so interesting and soothing:
The moose migration in Sweden!
The eagles in Decorah!
The Tolkien Society has been hosting weekly quizzes, which are like mini-cryptic crosswords. Here's the latest one:
ROW80: I've changed up my goals a bit, as I'm not getting any editing or research done on captive of the Sea. Instead, I'm writing a piece in the style of National Geographic for school, and completing the 500-word short story exercise at thelitforum.com!
WRiTE Club is on! Drop by DL Hammons' blog to vote in the bouts!
"How about a little WRiTE CLUB history? The virtual contest started off as a modest competition loosely derived from the movie FIGHT CLUB, and from there it has grown into a writing community sensation. There are other versions (usually LIVE face-to-face events), but they are nothing like how we do it here. What sets it apart is the reader participation and the anonymous submissions. The contest embodies simple, good-natured competition, with lots and lots of fun sprinkled on top.…And how are the winners of each bout determined? By you and other WRiTE CLUB readers! Anyone who visits my blog during the contest can vote for the writing sample that resonates with them the most in a bout. All I ask is that you leave a brief critique of each piece to help the contestants improve their craft."
Baking and Knitting: I haven't been keeping track of all my baking as I have with my knitting. I've made lots of different cookies, cakes, cupcakes, scones, and brownies, plus mantı and etli ekmek
And the latest knitting: