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New Year's projects and plans

I don't do resolutions, but here are some things on my "to do" list for 2016:

- Write at least one non-free verse poem per month, without repeating the form.  Longer than a haiku, more serious than a limerick or double-dactyl.  It doesn't have to be something I haven't done before (so a Shakespearean sonnet and a terzanelle are likely), but I would like to try out some new things (like a pantoum).

- Make more eraser-carving art.  I want to see if I can put together enough to illustrate another book of poetry, probably devotional.

- Write more for XPI.

- Write more on my religion/spirituality/devotion blog.

- Start learning Egyptian hieroglyphs via an online study group that a colleague turned me on to.  I have the book already, and my dear friend anubisgrrl is also doing it, so I'm just waiting for things to start in February.

- Finish the drawing of Bastet on our basement stairway wall.

- Work on this steampunk gun prop project that I've been kicking around.
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For those of you that celebrate this day...

I know I've posted this in the past, but it can't hurt to do it again:

"I salute you!  There is nothing I can give you which you have not got; but there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take.

No Heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it to-day. Take Heaven!

No Peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instant. Take Peace!

The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is Joy. Take Joy!

  And so, at this Christmas time, I greet you; not quite as the world sends greetings, but with profound esteem, and with the prayer that for you, now and forever, the day breaks and the shadows flee away."

- as adapted by the Christmas Revels from a piece attributed to Fra Giovanni Giocondo
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"...comments sections are like backyard swimming pools: if you don’t fence them in and keep them clean, you’re creating an attractive nuisance that will allow vermin to thrive."

- Annalee, a commenter on this post on John Scalzi's blog...
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