Review: Dear Ijeawele; or, A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions | Pyles of Books

I’ve been waiting to read Ms. Adichie for a long time and I was not disappointed with getting a taste here. It should also not be a secret that I’m a father to a strong-willed daughter, so I’m always looking for insights. Thanks to both maturity and my wife’s tireless work to open my eyes,…
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How Publishing a Novel is Like Completing the Hero’s Journey – The Fairy Tale Blog

At last, I have held a book I wrote in my hands! I have felt the thrill of completing, and perfecting, and publishing a book, and it is both a miracle and an agony! But then, all art is. When I published Halfbreeds three years ago, it was certainly exciting, but ultimately anti-climactic. There seemed…
— Read on thefairytaleblog.com/2019/07/06/how-publishing-a-novel-is-like-completing-the-heros-journey/

Stop building a spaceship to Mars and just plant some damn trees | Grist

If we filled all the extra space on the planet with trees, we could cut carbon by about 25 percent (in theory).
— Read on grist.org/article/stop-building-a-spaceship-to-mars-and-just-plant-some-damn-trees/

In 2018, a United Nations’ Panel on Climate Change estimated that we’d need to plant 1 billion hectares of forest by 2050 to keep the globe from warming a full 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels. Not only is that “undoubtedly achievable,” according to the study’s authors, but global tree restoration is “our most effective climate change solution to date… There are [expensive] technologies people are working on to take carbon dioxide out of the air. And trees do it — for nothing.”

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Swallow ~

“The Blessing(s) of The SWALLOWS!” * a poem a.k.a.: “Don’t Swallow!” July 6, 2019 (Saturday)

A swallow* build its beautiful nest here one day!

At-the-door, and, of-course, I-shouted: “Hooray!”

‘Cause we-all love nature-it’s-na-a-tur-AL! / Nature is beautiful! She-is my pal!

& then came a mate; we said “This is great! / Nature, we love it, we can not wait!

For babies & feeding & fa-a-mi-lees!” We-all started praying & fell to our knees!

AND THANKED GOD – for nature! and families! and birds!

AND, THEN – THERE-WAS-A-FAMILY! And-we-have-no[t]-[the]-words!

To describe the in-ces-sant and-caco-phonous noise!

That we-had-to-put-up-with! And, lemme-tell-ya-boys:

The poo started to accumulate! under the nest!

And mum started gettin’ migraines – Dad-said: “Is-this-the-best,

IDEA? to-have all this noise and smelly, white poo!?”

And sister and brother – They-didn’t-know-what-to-do!

And THE NEIGHBORS COMPLAINED! and-The-Police came to us!

“We’re having complaints! There is bird poo and fuss!”

“BUT, NATURE,” I said; “It’s a beautiful thing!”

“Oh-really,” said-The-Police-as-they-attached-a-big-ring

Un-to my ankle – AND TOOK ME AWAY!

And my family shouted for JOY – and-they-burned-the-nest-that-day!

I-didn’t-do-well-IN PRISON, after-being-butt-fucked-by-Buddha!

He’s MY BIG, BIG, BLACK FRIEND – and-He-just-LOVES-to-rub-a

Up-a-against – by backside – and he’ll often say:

“THIS HERE’S-A-NATURAL-PROCESS, My Good Buddy J!”

“Then, why-does-it-hurt? Why does it sting?”

“Don’t argue, my lover!” “But, Buddha! THAT-THING!

It-irritates-my-rectum – and I can’t poo no more,

Without screaming in agony! I think you done tore!

My sphincter! so-that I’m-in-constant-dis-tress!”

“Shut-up! Lean-forward! While-I-pull up MY DRESS!

And-lemme-[re]-introduce-you – to-this-natural-being;

I found me a swallow! * and – IT MAY BE OBSCENE!

But-let’s-just-try sticking it-up-your-ass!” &-yes, My Friends! this-2-came-to-pass:

That I ended-up with a swallow, * who was introduced to a mate!

And they lived in my rectum – I GUESS IT WAS MY FATE!

That “up-there” they-would-have a-little fam-(i)-lee!

And they pooed! and they chirped! It-was THE-END-OF-ME!

So, I died! of-“NATURAL-CAUSES,” after-crying for-DAYS!

I-THINK-I’ve-a-different-attitude-now, about-NATURE AND-ITS-WAYS!

So, I DIED!-&-went-to-Heaven and-found-out: “GOD’S A SWALLOW!” *

“Sort-of-figures,” I-thought! And, for-my-rectum, I use – aloe! **

fin <3

  • – footnote: This poem was originally written about sparrows! – AND – I cleaned up the poop with a white wheel BARROW!😂😃😁

** – Aloe vera ointment can treat various skin conditions! It’s NATURAL!

Hello, Guys finally released from Facebook Jail. Remember when I wrote ” First time ever not to be Blocked by the Giant Ant 🐜 Facebook in the month of June ” 🆘

Six hours later sent back to the Facebook Dessert for posting a Marble Art post centuries old. My Dear friend had posted it the week before, shared on by me and wack 🤪 gone again. ( by the way he wasn’t blocked🙃)

Thanks, guys for your comforting funny faxes, your the best group on Facebook.

Gee, it was very boring without you.

I love your Poker guys. A word of warning ⚠️ here mates, you will never beat the KeyBoard Warrior 🤪

Not everyone has a Poker I know. Facebook removed mine several years ago cause I over Poked 😂 but I do you receive yours so you are aware I do occasionally receive from Facebook yours.

July 7/7/2019 pray for me to stay out of Facebook until 30/7/2019.

For future enquiries, where I am please email me on mmblue48@icloud.com
Or https://mydaz.blog

#welcome

Facebook ongoing saga chapter 3000765 Visits to Facebook Jail. ©️

Letter to my Husband ~ Miracle

Today we have to be all we can
Hear the whisper at the window
Let me in
How I ever lived without you
I don’t know
Yes I know how different times are
But, honey love never changed from the beginning of time
Take all I am
Fill my soul with your loving embrace
Touch me tenderly
Wipe my tears with your lips
I’m glad to spend time on your shoulder
Softly stroking my hair
These are the precious little moments in time
There will be times to lay your hand on my pillow
Whispering sweet words of wisdom
Soothing my soul
This is our moment in time
I’ll take your sweet breath
Unto time opens up the heavens above
Floating somewhere else
You are my favourite man who knows how to make life a miracle
You are my beloved Husband

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Miracle ~ My Husband 🎶
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