When writing a list, a snippet of an idea, or a whole concept it is somewhat important to be able to come back and read it later. Take those few extra seconds to make your lines straight and your curves distinct.
A Battle of Wits
Having lost the intellectual battle this author's opponent has now resorted to begging but to no avail. Yes, the onset of a late February snow led to the limber six year old discovering a low (compromised by goats bent on destroying an apple tree) section of fencing and then discovering that he could leap over it. Thus followed a long battle of how to fix the fence that will be destroyed and rebuilt in a few months anyway so that the bugger couldn't get over, through, or around it. Victory has been achieved but it required a staff, a few dozen sticks, and a length of twine that may or may not have come from the muck in the chicken pen (yay for soap and sanitizer).
To quote a visitor:
"Oh! *chuckle* I see you have custom fencing too!"
A Contribution to #LikTheBred
My name is Pup
And when its day
And when Mom Goat
Has passed away
I work real hard
To make goat live
I touch the nose
I lik the kid!
Found a New Vendor
I found a vendor who is willing to carry my books during the Alien Daze Festival in McMinnville, OR this year. I will be at my booth (details to come) Friday the 19th, and Sunday the 21st.
Keep your eyes on the sky and watch out for flying saucers.
Travel Tuesday Wisdom
There is no better traveling companion than a good book!
Try this one for your next trip.
The Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn a Living
by Karl Beckstrand (Author), Yaniv Cahoua (Illustrator)
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book at no cost for an honest review.
Some of the oldest stories known to humanity are instructional tales. They told children how to interact with elders and how to react with strange situations. These tales stood the test of time because they spoke to the reality of the world around the readers. “The Bridge of the Golden Wood” harkens beautifully back to these old fairy tales and expands on them in a manner that brings it into the modern world with all its complexity.
The artwork by Yaniv Cahoua has a soft golden beauty that is soothing and inviting. The watercolor style paintings are fairly simple but the characters from the fish to the people are expressive and engaging.
The story itself – by Karl Beckstrand – is engaging and easy to follow but not particularly gripping. It is clearly meant to be instructional following the tradition of the old fairy tales though the author makes the lesson as intriguing as possible. The young protagonist is believable and relatable to the point that most readers will be certain that they know the kid. The boy is met with a stranger in the wood – as in all the best fairy tales – and is faced with the choice of making the kind and responsible decision or selfishly going on his way. The story illustrates that it is not only the choice in the moment that matters to success and profit but preparation and readiness as well. At the end of the book there are suggested discussions and projects that an adult reader can guide a child reader through to gain a practical understanding of earning money and providing a service to their fellow creatures.
All in all and pleasant read and a good addition the library of any young scholar.
Reading, Writing, and Cats
This author has a long list of reading, quite a bit of writing to do, and lots of cats.
That is all.
When one has any sort of home business such as writing, one gets a lot of things shipped to that location. It is good to remember return policies because no matter how carefully you research a product there is always the chance that it will arrive wrong.
Betty Adams is an up and coming author with a bent for science and Sci-fi.