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Updates: end of May

Question: What is both cute and scary? Answer: Eleven kittens. Smudge’s three half-sisters had their kittens in the same week, and there are now eleven small kittens — plus their moms — living in our back yard: three “tuxedo” kittens, … Continue reading

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They Can Dance If They Want To…

If you think one of the best things about the 80s song “Safety Dance” is the medieval clothing worn by everyone in the video… If you’ve already watched literally every funny cat/dog/bird video online, and now you don’t know what … Continue reading

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We’re celebrating the kitten’s birthday today.

This was Logan back in the middle of June, 2019: …and this is Logan now, at one year old: His hobbies include napping in cardboard boxes, chittering loudly at sparrows and finches outside the kitchen window, and shoving fake mice … Continue reading

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Cats, editing, and my clone-sibling’s new armor

So there I was this morning, making coffee in the kitchen, when the kitten came running into the room, dragging a full-size bath towel… “Logan, what are you doing?” “Boo-boo!” he meowed. Flop. Flip. Purrrrr…. Cats are so weird. Isn’t … Continue reading

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Anything that can go weirdly, will. Especially copyediting fiction. Especially if the copyeditor is the author’s clone-sibling.

This is how it went, back near the beginning of the month: Needed to take a break from editing. Decided to listen to music. First song to come up was… “Eye in the Sky,” by The Alan Parsons Project. I … Continue reading

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‘Nothing to see here…,’ and why.

What you’ve been seeing here since the middle of August — or rather, not seeing — is me taking necessary (in)action to prevent burnout from getting worse. It’s the sort of burnout that’s apparently rather common for people of my … Continue reading

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Not exactly the Olympic Games…

(Sometimes, irony not only catches fire but then floats up into the sky and drifts away…) I’ll just give you the short(ish) version: A few people in the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) decided they wanted … Continue reading

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The latest report from “Tulgeywood”

I typed part of this back in earliest July. For those of you who are missing the “kitten updates” posts and such, at least this one is (mostly) about kitties. About the title of this post: Paul has┬ástarted addressing Smudge … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on my way to leave copyediting forever…

This is part of how the last few weeks have been for me: I got an email message recently from someone who’d read my blog profile and described it as “interesting and witty.” Cool. Better yet, that comment about my … Continue reading

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“No context for you.” :-)

Some things are just… funny, especially when seen without context. Although, of course, I tend to provide that context anyway… unless doing so is dangerous, and then I’ll still provide the context, but hide it under so much additional information … Continue reading

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