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it dawns on you, it singes blue

Maybe six hours sleep last night. And this morning, which is actually well into afternoon, I cannot concentrate, and I cannot focus.

Yesterday, I did 1,330 words and finished "In the Dreamtime of Lady Resurrection" for Sirenia Digest #20. The story comes in at 3,643 words, which may seem short, considering all the trouble I've been having lately keeping anything under 6,000 words. But it is the length that it needs to be, no more and no less. Today, well, I do not know what today will be. In a sane world, there would be time to catch my breath.

I meant to mention the other day and forgot, the Beowulf novelization includes an introduction by Neil. Also, it can now be pre-ordered from

As expected, the page proofs for the mass-market papberback of Silk arrived yesterday. I have not yet opened the envelope, and will delay that moment as long as I possibly may.

My thanks for all the comments to last night's entry. I wish I were up to individual responses. Also, if you have a moment, please have a look at the current eBay auctions. Thank you.

Yesterday, a large male Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis) visited Spooky while she was finishing up the latest owl doll. There was a noise, and she looked up to find it staring in at her. Though I grew up with anoles, they seem rare here in Atlanta, and this is the first one we've seen here in five years. She got her camera and went out to get photos, three of which are behind the cut:

Photographs © 2007 by Kathryn A. Pollnac. All rights reserved.

Maybe 8 inches long. freshly shed, and carrying the scars of many battles, this old guy was convinced his reflection was another male anole, and he must have spent more than an hour making threat/territorial displays at the glass. The bright pink dewlap is prominent in two of the photos.

Later, after dark, we had a walk down Sinclair Avenue, and that was nice. The night ended with the final episode of Season 1 of Deadwood, "Sold Under Sin." This episode is possibly the best hour of television I have ever seen, and I continue to be confounded that the series was canceled, for no other clear reason than that HBO wanted David Milch working on a different series, one that would be cheaper to produce. There seems to be some doubt as to whether or not the two Deadwood films will ever be made, the ones that are supposed to finish up the story. I don't know if I have the heart to watch seasons 2 and 3 again knowing that. Anyway, I spent most of the evening laying the foundation for the Palaeozoic Museum in Second Life. We now have a floor, and it's mostly even. Oh, and I planted three dogwood trees. Babbage is a wonderful place, but it sorely needs more trees.
Tags: deadwood, insomnia, lizards, second life, silk, sirenia

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