‘NetNet: WWII, mortality, teacher tribute, haunted cabin, dreams and fiction, ghost pic(s), and a nativity in abstract.

LIVE THROUGH WORLD WAR II, VIA TWITTER OR FACEBOOK

Now this, THIS is a project!

“Updates from the Second World War, live from 1940. All posts from today’s date 72 years ago, at the time they happened.”

On Facebook. Or follow @RealTimeWWII

One recent tweet:

  • “More bloody shrapnel wounds than I ever saw in my life.” Nurses hurriedly give morphine, marking anesthetized with lipstick M on forehead.
ww ii poster Dec 7

Click here to see more WWII propaganda posters.

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ARE YOU AN FSM?

Jonathan Janz, author of has a thought-provoking article up in response to the recent death of actor, Paul Walker. But this piece is about more than that. I discovered I’m not the only FSM in the world. (And now I have  a handy acronym for how I make my family crazy.) Do you think it’s a horror writer thing? Read: How Close We All Are.

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To learn more about these titles, visit Jonathan’s website.

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MEET VERNA MARIE OWEN (1895-1986) A LEXINGTON MISSOURI TEACHER

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Speaking of thought-provoking – Patrick Keller has a post up about a teacher that served through five decades. (He makes a practice of finding out more about people who history might otherwise forget … which is such a cool thing to do.) Read the piece here.

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VISIT A HAUNTED CABIN WITH A HORROR AUTHOR

Tamara Thorne, author of 8 horror novels, is slowly revealing the events that unfolded during a vacation in a reputedly haunted cabin.

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Kindle edition only $3.99.

Five Nights in a Haunted Cabin: FIRST NIGHT

Five Nights in a Haunted Cabin – Second Night

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CONSIDER HOW DREAMING FEEDS FICTION

Ray Yanek has a post up about how a recent dream is connected to recent events in his life, and how that may inspire his fiction.

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Read: On Dreams and Inspiration. 

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SEE A POSSIBLE GHOST PICTURE (OR TWO)

Matthew A Bennett has a short post up called Hunting season – ghosts, that is… (an iffy ghost pic) He thinks, maybe he caught a glimpse of the Grey Lady in this shot:

grey lady ghost

I think it’s possible. But there’s another, different photograph over at his post that gave me a little chill. Perhaps it’s just pareidolia, but if that’s the Grey Lady, she’s lovely.

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MAKE A MINIMALIST NATIVITY

I am fascinated with this:

nativity set minimalist

That’s a little strange, coming from me, because I’m not usually drawn to abstract art, but this seems so … right. I’d want more animals – but that was always my favorite part of our nativities when I was growing up.

What colors would you use?

Find the simple instructions for creating one of your own at Curbly. How to: Make a DIY Modern and Minimalist Nativity Set

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There is no way I’m going to capture every great thing that happens in my personal web, let alone on the wider internet. The posts I feature here just happened to catch my eye. They resonated with me and whatever is going on in my life right now. And they are worth sharing.

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4 Comments on “‘NetNet: WWII, mortality, teacher tribute, haunted cabin, dreams and fiction, ghost pic(s), and a nativity in abstract.”

  1. Thanks for including Miss Owen!!

  2. Ray Yanek says:

    Thanks for including me as well! You’ve placed me in great company and you’re right, that WWII project is incredible!


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