Friday, November 20, 2020

A Baker's Dozen of Math Funnies

I'm sorry that I have been missing in action.
The past ten days have raced by,
as Covid has struck in multiple spots in our neighborhood,
and a shoulder injury, medical and dental appointments,
and computer woes have absorbed my time.

Time to escape into some funny math jokes to distract myself
and hopefully bring you chuckle or smile.

Hope is on the horizon.  We just have to hang tough a little longer.
Happy Thanksgiving on Thursday to all my American friends and family!
I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone.

Till next time ~
Fundy Blue

On the Bay of Fundy
© M. Louise (MacBeath) Barbour/Fundy Blue
All Rights Reserved


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

IWSG: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 ~ Unfocused


It's the first Wednesday of the month,
the day that members of the
Insecure Writer's Support Group
share their writing struggles
and writing successes
and offer their encouragement
and support to fellow writers.

To visit the IWSG website, click here.

To become a member of the IWSG, click here.

Our wonderful co-hosts who are volunteering today,
along with IWSG Founder Alex J. Cavanaugh are Jemi Fraser, Kim Lajevardi, Tyrean Martinson, and Rachna Chhabria.

I hope you have a chance to visit today's hosts and thank them for co-hosting.
I'm sure they would appreciate a visit and an encouraging comment.

Every month the IWSG announces a question that members can answer
with advice, insight, a personal experience, or a story in their IWSG posts.

Or, the question can inspire members
if they aren't sure what to write about on IWSG Day.

Remember the question is optional.
This month's featured question is: 

Albert Camus once said, “The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” Flannery O’Conner said, “I write to discover what I know.” Authors across time and distance have had many reasons to write. Why do you write what you write?


Happy November, Everyone!  

I hope that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and happy.

Tonight I'm finding it hard to write anything. 
It's election night, and I can't focus on anything. 

So I'm going to pass on the question, other than to say 
I write what I write because I must.  I have no choice.
I have these voices inside me that have to come out.

I just finished another awesome book by an IWSG member:
Psycho Hose Beast from Outer Space by C.D. Gallant-King.

OMG!  This was a scary fun read!
I finished it for the second time back-to-back at 3:10 am last night.
Even though I knew what would happen, I still couldn't put it down.
It's a page turner that is outrageously funny, poignant, and suspenseful. 

Niall, Pius, and Harper, three awkward, engaging twelve-year-olds,
struggle to defeat an ancient evil posing an existential threat to humankind.

These kiddos are so real: 
geeky, vulnerable, curious, pathetic, and courageous.  
They'd much rather be riding their bikes or playing video games
than confronting a horror devouring the people of Gale Harbour.

The psycho hose beast is great fun, but what makes the book memorable
is the relationships among the kids and the challenges they face in their personal lives.
Bring on book 2!

The Insecure Writer's Support Group has a special event coming
on January 20, 2021:  Its annual IWSG Twitter Pitch!
Hop over to the IWSG Anthologies blog where Ninja Captain Alex
shares his expertise on how to pitch your novel to agents and publishers.

I think I'm going to turn off the tv and take refuge in a new book.
It's Pat Hatt's Zero Usage; and guaranteed, 
a rollicking story by Pat is just what I need!

Good luck to everyone participating in NaNoWriMO!
Happy writing in November!  

Till next time ~
Fundy Blue

Waiting for the Ferry to Tiverton
Grand Passage, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada
July, 2016
© M. Louise (MacBeath) Barbour/Fundy Blue
All Rights Reserved