When a Mars Simulation Goes Wrong

Article from the Atlantic by Marina Koren I read an article about a Mars Mission simulation that has been going on on the slope of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii. It is done there because, not only is the volcano huge, but there is a lot of red and black rocks and can be rather isolated. The habitat holds…

Yarn-Bombing…

Not Cool Yarn-Bombing is the act of covering objects in yarn using either crochet or knit. It is usually unexpected items, such as trees, benches, lamps, bicycles, and other items. There have bombardments inside, but mostly one finds them outside. It turns the landscape into a colorful wonderland. Typically the events have been to raise awareness for some cause or…

Cruising

by T.L. Whitaker A story that was written for my writer’s group. The prompt was Cruising. I was a new adult when I had my daughter. I had just turned 19, a first-time mom and already missing my youth when my older sister came to visit. She was 3 years older and infinitely wiser than I, her being married for…

Christmas Town Cafe

or Marrying Merry Prologue Merritt Teasdale arrested! The headlines screamed. Merritt rolled her eyes. It wasn’t like that at all. At least, not the parts she could remember. She had been at another A-Lister party celebrating something, Merritt could not remember. Maybe a birthday. Anyway, she had gotten a little tipsy, again, and the bouncer tried to throw her out….

SPARKLE

How To Reduce Stress When I had gotten my Emphysema under control, my doctor sent me to pulmonary rehabilitation. Rehab was actually learning how to handle my disease, nutrition, exercise and how to handle everyday things. It seems having a serious chronic disease can affect your life in many ways. Some of them were quite surprising to me. One of…

The Pattern

How I Create Patterns Since my brain is full of stuff I cannot just start looming a new item without a pattern. Well, I guess I could, but it might not be a cohesive, recognizable thing. I do make patterns and I actually use several different methods to make a pattern before I loom. The Idea The first step is…