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Recent events involving blogging have been pissing me off for most of this month. I’m closing down posting on this site as of early this next morning until I get things sorted out on my end. I’ve no idea how long that will be. Thanks to all of you over the years for your support.
Oh, and by the way, here is a fractal: click to ginormify.
Originally posted on Checkerboards of The Gods:
In my language studies, I’ve been learning the sounds and script of Tamil, a prominent tongue originating from the Indian subcontinent. Right now, I’m mastering the basic vowels, and to do this I’ve created mnemonics to assist my recall and recognition of the shape of each letter. All the better to read you, my dear!
The phrases in scare quotes are the ones I’ve come up with, and I thought here that I’d explain some of my reasoning behind them.
“Curly ‘d’ and ‘I'” : This comes from the shape of the lefthand side of the letter for the sound ‘A,’ which to me looks a lot like an elaborate lowercase letter ‘d’ the righthand side, which looks like an uppercase ‘I’ connected to the ‘d,’ with the ‘and’ supplying…
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I’m taking some of the Gods of Terra alien and character articles offline pending review with any corrections as needed. They shall be back up when corrections are complete. I’ll be setting up an Indra’s Pearls review post for this coming Monday on the Algorithm. Stay brilliant.
This evening, at 18:00 EST, I’ll be taking down this blog’s About page to fix a major issue in viewing the text that was recently pointed out to me by a canny reader. I’ll be working on all of the page’s embedded images to revise the compatibility of text font with image backgrounds to enhance readability. That counts for more than any passing visual appeal. The page will be online again when revision is complete.
Originally posted on Daily (w)rite:
Today, I had a minor setback. My first instinct– to go and share it on Facebook.
I don’t share much of my private life on my blog, nor on my Facebook or Twitter. But recently, I’ve noticed a tendency– or maybe a temptation– because I don’t give in to it, of sharing about my life on social media.
I recently read this article in the New Yorker by author Dani Shapiro, about exactly how damaging giving in to this temptation can be for writers:
I worry that we’re confusing the small, sorry details—the ones that we post and read every day—for the work of memoir itself. I can’t tell you how many times people have thanked me for “sharing my story,” as if the books I’ve written are not chiseled and honed out of the hard and unforgiving material of a life but, rather…
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