Saturday, March 30, 2013

The sweetness within


H/T to...can't remember where exactly I snicked this off the internet, probably Sun Gazing.  It looks like one of theirs.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Writers' Police Academy 2013 is a go!

But it's only a go if you already enrolled - WPA 2013 has sold out, less than 10 days after registration opened.  This year I signed up for the Driving Simulator and hopefully I'll have more success with that than I did last year with FATS (Firearms Training Simulator).  I was a lousy shot.

I'm also looking forward to returning to North Carolina and maybe spending a little extra time there this year.  Beautiful place.

The photo for WPA's 2013 Golden Donut Short Story Contest was released a few days ago and this one is going to be tougher for me than the last couple years.  Previous photos featured old, deserted houses and I was able to work with those because I love old houses and idea of the secrets they hold and the stories they could tell.  I find this one to be more cold and industrial, kind of stand-offish, selfishly keeping its stories to itself:

This picture is not speaking to me in more ways than one.

I was a Top Ten finalist in the last two Golden Donuts.  This one is going to be much more of a challenge.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Why the internet had to be invented: Video of a bird feeding treats to a dog

I'm not really much of a bird person, although I do like feeding the gulls when I'm out by the beach (they catch pieces of bread in mid-air if you toss them up).  But I love this bird!  I'm also absolutely boggled by how gently the dog is taking the treats from the bird.

video

H/T to Sun Gazing for putting this up on FB where I could find it.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Words of wisdom