“Spores” Again

In P-1, the teachers tell, Heaven is up a winding stair. Hell is like falling off the Whitecliffs — down and down and down and down. Limbo is — somewhere between. Those lessons always give me the frights.

Self’s first Tyrone Guthrie Centre story. Written 2014, Annaghmakerrig and Dublin.

“Spores” (decomP magazinE)

Thank you, decomP! Self’s first Tyrone Guthrie story. All voice.

  • Humans are a small and fragile species. But we have the distinction of breeding almost as quickly as microbes. Sex is soporific and palliative. No one would attach a pejorative such as “meaningless” to any form of sexual activity. We’re all encouraged to do it as much as possible, as late as possible. Grandmothers in their sixties do it, as well as children as young as eleven or twelve. It’s considered a patriotic activity.

New Book: Heaven, My Home

p. 6:

The old man steered clear of the lake after dark, always warning Levi how easy it was for a man to get turned around once night fell if he was moving solely by the light of a weak headlamp or a shy moon. The lake was big and complex — a wetland maze that had mystified outsiders for hundreds of years.

Exciting opening!

wsj, Wednesday 7 October 2020

Yes, self knows it is already Friday, but her mind is slow as slow these days. She regards this as a public service post, so readers will know our situation is extremely dire. In the meantime, Cadet Bonespurs keeps tweeting like there’s no tomorrow.

p. A6:


Joint Chiefs isolate after meeting with admiral who later got a positive test

by Nancy A. Youssef and Gordon Lubold

Washington — Several of the nation’s top uniformed military officers went into quarantine Monday night after attending meetings at the Pentagon with a Coast Guard admiral who tested positive this week for Covid-19.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff, a body that consists of the top commanders from each of the armed services, held meetings that included Coast Guard Adm. Charles Ray, the vice commander, who then tested positive on Monday after exhibiting symptoms over the weekend, the Coast Guard said. Adm. Ray has since been quarantined at home.

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Pumpkin Fest This Weekend!

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area:

Soni & David’s Mini Pumpkin Fest 2020

Saturday/Sunday, Oct. 10/11

Time: 12 – 4 p.m.

Location: 716 Gilbert Avenue (David’s Free Library)

Fun festive gifts for Halloween and Holiday Season

Bring Your Mask. Social Distancing is Good. Hand Sanitizer Will Be Available.

15% will be donated to Sierra Club for climate change.

For more information: soni@sonidesigns.com

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Have a wonderful weekend!


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