I have flowers in December

Air Plant, Tillandsia ionantha, with some succulents in the background Crown of Thorns, Euphorbia milii Crown of Thorns, Euphorbia milii, different variety False Shamrock, Oxalis regnellii, with some Coleus in the background Purple Shamrock, Oxalis triangularis Moth orchid, Phalaenopsis, with important plans Basil, Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora Coleus, Plectranthus scutellarioides cultivar Coleus, Plectranthus scutellarioides ‘Stained glass’ Silver … Continue reading I have flowers in December

Goodreads review: “How to Write a Sentence” by Stanley Fish

How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One by Stanley Fish My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve been writing professionally for fifty years, so you might think I know how to write a sentence. Yes I do, obviously, but there’s always more to perfect. This book is to writing like practicing scales … Continue reading Goodreads review: “How to Write a Sentence” by Stanley Fish

Speculative Fiction: The Future Happens Everywhere

The science fiction and fantasy community made a commitment to be more inclusive of works from around the world, including translations. How is that working out? I explore the results in an article called “Speculative Fiction: The Future Happens Everywhere,” in the latest issue of Source, the journal of the Literary Division of the American … Continue reading Speculative Fiction: The Future Happens Everywhere

Dump no waste!

This is a storm sewer grate near my home that says: DUMP NO WASTE! DRAINS TO WATERWAYS East Jordan Ironworks - Made in USA (It also depicts some trout.) Everyone has a right to clean water, and in case you need them, here are suggestions about how to protect the water you drink.