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On Posts’ Status and Comments

Maybe no one else knows. I was trying for Weird Science in the News on the last Friday of the month and a weekly post with one of my poems or stories every Saturday. That didn’t work out this weekend.

Focusing on the past won’t change it. I’m moving ahead with plans for this next week.

One thing, though. I clicked Like instead of responding to a few comments on my posts. That continues to feel as if it needs to be addressed.

A Like shows a response (I like this!) but not an interest in conversation. Please know that while I’m not quick at responding, I do think about visitors.  What’s really nice is when people feel comfortable commenting.

Comments help me know how posts are receieved, and anyone else who has taken time to read my thoughts might benefit from yours.

Thanks for reading!


PS: Happy Canada Day! Thank you for all that you do for yourselves and the world, Canadians. Your country’s existence brings hope to many in the U.S.A. in our darkest days.



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Vision (or, Menu Labels)

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Happy Monday! That’s still today where I live.

A friend commented on my site’s navigation menu. I know, the labels are strange, and I’ve realized that an explanation might help visitors–like you!

Here’s what I mean by the current, cutesy menu titles.

thoughts: my main blog page.

glimmers: flash fiction, tiny essays, poetry, novel excerpts (one of these days), and story notes. These are the blog posts about my creative writing.

processes: non-fiction for writers. This contains a sub-menu:

  • links go to new spaces: list of external writing resources.
  • science inspires: my Weird Science in the News posts.
  • story formatting matters: formatting guide for short story submissions.

contact: a webform that will send your message to my email.

Make sense? Please let me know below if it doesn’t.

Thanks for playing in the Shadows.



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Settling Into a New Webspace

Welcome to Shadows in Mind

This new blog is starting fresh after more than eight years of false starts and interruptions. Did you notice the URL for this site? It’s finally shadowsinmind.net instead of a .wordpress domain name.

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What to Expect

Most of my content should show up later this year under to category pages. If that doesn’t make sense now, that’s okay. (I’m confused in the chaos, too.) What should happen is that you’ll see simpler menus and regular posts, some familiar if you followed the old site but some entirely new.

For example, tomorrow’s scheduled blog post is Weird Science in News, which will link to articles from the past week of popular science news. Saturday’s post will feature an old story of mine. That story will be categorized as a “glimmer”.

I’m expecting to blog a story every week through the summer. Please let me know if you want to see anything in particular on this site.


Thank you for reading! Don’t forget to follow for updates!