music: NPR Food Podcast
It’s that time of year, Gentle Reader. No I don’t mean Book the Third deadline looming, Peru excavation season on the horizon, and teaching just around the corner. I mean the flowers are in bloom and the Victory garden is beginning to produce. We had eight snap peas and a tomato this morning, not to mention all the herbs. Amazing how exciting one can find the advent of one single tomato.
This may be the best reason to have a garden, the great anticipation that is afforded and the equally exciting discovery of some new flower or tiny vegetable. And, as a writer, it has the added bonus of dragging me out of the house once in a while.
Gail’s Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
Because in Japan they think of everything. Feeling lonely? You can rent a cat by the hour at a Cat Cafe. One young lady youtubes the experience.
Your Tisane of Smart:
Peru finds human sacrifices from Inca civilization, nearly 3 dozen, mostly female, several cut along the neck or collarbone.
Your Writerly Tinctures:
New online literary rag.
CAKE in Space: With agent.
Soulless: “As a whole, it was witty and interesting and the action was paced well. I highly recommend it. It made me want to drink tea and carry a parasol around. No one ever explains the octopuses, but that’s part of it’s charm.” ~ smartygirl more here
Steampunk short: Troublesome beastie is about an adventure of its own.
Changeless: Gone poof. Starting to gather corrections.
Quote of the Day:
“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”
~ Cyril Connolly