Another year has come and gone, and it's time to reset once again. Even though, in the words of Hank Green, "the orbit of the Earth is an ellipse; there's no point on it that is the beginning of ellipse...it has nothing to do with the Earth's year... The perils of living in a global culture. We don't get to ignore all of the seemingly fundamental things that are actually totally arbitrary and just made up."
//tl;dr it's actually silly if you think about it
I've come to dislike the word resolution. It's a very hollow word, and to me, rings more of empty promises than new beginnings. Instead of making resolutions that will never be kept, I've decided to make a Determination List: things that I want to do, and so will make happen.
Write Every Day - I have an alarm set to remind me to write
Get Better at Drawing - I bought a moleskin notebook where I can doodle and sketch in every day
Go Outside - I have a few days a week set aside to go in public and get better at being social, period
Become Healthier - I will exercise more frequently as part of RunWithDan
They're just simple goals, but because I've actually made a way for them to happen, I have more of a chance of following through with them. It's definitely made me feel more accomplished, even though it's still January, and I think that's the most important thing.
The January Book Club Mid-Month Check In!
January Book Club: DAWN: Mid-Month Check-InHello, readers! I hope you've been enjoying one of my favorite hard sci fi novels, DAWN by Octavia E. Butler! By this point you have read through Parts I and II, and we will be discussing the novel up to (but not including) Part III: Nursery.
One of the first things that I'd like to discuss -- and that I don't think we can NOT discuss -- is the topic of race in DAWN. DAWN was written by an African American woman, and the main character, we find out in chapter one, is dark-skinned. And yet, the cover on the 1987 first edition depicts two white women. Here are the U.S. Covers for the first book, over the years.
Left to right: 1987 hard cover (first edition), 1988 paperback, 1998 paperback, 2012 ebook edition
The Mentorship Project's First Lesson!
Mentorship Project, First LessonFirst of all, mentors and mentees, welcome!
(to anyone who wants to follow this course on their own, this blog entry contains all information for the first lesson of our Poetry and Prose Courses!)
Announcing our participants
Our mentors are:
Gingersanps, sairey, angeljunkie, Amarantheans, SilverInkblot, TwilightPoetess,
BlueBlueFox, mixedhearts, Cinestress, DrippingWords, amethyst96, LiliWrites,
CheekyStoat, Carmalain7, Medoriko, Sammur-amat, SRSmith, AGMeade and TheOnly-MaKaila.
ForgottenSea, Kildosad-Malik, dreams-intricacies, Pieplate, cynthiaalise, mightythedj23, Yaimao, Rudra72, dappled-water, Jchrispole, TheBareSheet, MagicalJoey, classic-poet, Vivyi, AnUnfoldedPaperTiger, SubjugatedSandwich, HtBlack, Isferet, and Azcazach.
:iconclapplz: 19 couples were formed! :iconbwavoplz: