Melissa S. Green's Blog
October 19, 2015
Assistant author wrangler Cuinn Cattledog in her puppy days: I knew her when.
Back in May I announced that I was going to breathe new henki into Henkimaa by resuming blogging. A bit premature, turns out: a reread of that post makes clear how hesitant & unready I was, the burnout from my former reluctant political blogging not quite burned out yet.
Well, I’m here to say differently now.
A few months back — when was it, Sian? June? July? — my Australian friend Sian & I picked up a collaborative...
May 8, 2015
I must have intended to follow the same tradition, but forgot to. Sorta like how I forgot to blog altogether. But now that I’ve remembered the one, I might as well remember the other.
So here to reintroduce my two children kittens who have lived with me since May 1, 2012: Kuu the tuxedo cat whose name means moon & her sister...
May 7, 2015
And after much semi-consideration — mostly just random maybe I should over a long bit of time— but always quickly countered by tired thoughts wherein the maybe just didn’t have the oomph to actually inspire an exhale….after all that burnout from political blogging occasionally here & lots elsewhere…& a few losses over the past coupla years….
…maybe now I just have the wherewithal to say a thing or two.
Nothing programmatic. It’ll be what comes to mind. La...
November 16, 2012
This was my halfway prize from my municipal liaisons for passing 25K words for NaNoWriMo last night.
Yesterday’s writing: inventing a government for Mars. It’s a parliamentary representative democratic republic with a unicameral parliament. And it’s got parliamentary sovereignty, too: it’s a committee of Parliament that determines the constitutionality of laws before they become Law, so there’s none of this screwing around with unconstitutional laws until someone has the wherewithal to sue it...
November 2, 2012
For several years, I’ve off & on (“on” usually in the couple of months before a presidential election) followed the progressive political blogger Kevin Drum, currently at Mother Jones. He has a tradition called “Friday cat blogging.”
Great idea. It’s Friday, & I have cats too.
Pictured above: my two sister kittens Kuu (left) and Laulu (right). Their names come from the Finnish song “Mitä Minä” (which I learned off the Hedningarna album Karelia Visa) which goes like this: “Mitä minä laula / kun...
November 1, 2012
A long black at Theobroma Chocolate Lounge, Southern Cross Station, Melbourne.
Bit of trivia: My coffee order of choice nowadays when I’m out café writing is an Americano, but December before last during my month in Australia, I discovered (unsurprisingly) that Australian barristas don’t serve Americanos. They do serve something very close, though: the long black.
Sometimes, though, I’d still have trouble ordering: I arrived in Oz fresh out of completing NaNoWriMo 2009, & kept asking for a Long...
Here are a few of the books that I consult for the Long Dark/Cold story universe that I’ve written in since NaNoWriMo 2007, and which I’m writing in again this NaNovember (along with a few that have to do with a different long-term project, Mistress of Woodland — MoW for short). (This photo was cropped from this one, which shows the shelf above too.)
Most of these books are about various aspects of space exploration, with a heavy emphasis this bookshelf on Mars, the first home of one of my mos...
October 31, 2012
Don’t be frightened by my bloody eyeball. That was just from a burst blood vessel I got courtesy coughing my guts out when I was sick with a bad case of skankthrax in early October.
(Skankthrax is what my friend Gretch called a nasty series of colds I suffered from a few years ago. It’s even more fitting to how sick I was for a good part of this month. Except — & this is an important disclaimer, so pay attention! — I am not a skank.)
This post is about how nearly three months a...
September 20, 2012
Pumps biceps to show off his #RomneyStrength #missing2min #
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September 15, 2012
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