Rita Walker (Blog Nineteen):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

The K’algyaa kongaas moon is three-quarters full as she steps inside a bush.  She can hear the footsteps of Marlo as he moves beside the oak tree. 

Rita Walker (Blog Eighteen):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

She bites her lower lip and taps her right foot as the phone rings.

“Hello,” a melodic deep voice answers.

Rita Walker (Blog Seventeen):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

It’s Saturday and Rita can hardly focus.  Tonight she meets up with Marlo near the Kanetic Reusable Batteries by the Oakhill Cemetery. 

Rita Walker (Blog Sixteen):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

Rita Walker (Blog Sixteen):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris Both nature and technology follow the circle of life.  A river that flows is alive and healthy but block off the flow and it stagnates.  Forget to fill a car up with gas or keep up the oil and other liquids and the gears rustContinue reading “Rita Walker (Blog Sixteen):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris”

Rita Walker (Blog Fourteen):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

As she drives home from the college the sky is dark and clear.  A song she hasn’t heard in a long time comes on.  Chalk Circle’s “This Mourning” gets her tapping her hands against the steering wheel.  It reminds her why Kaneki needs to go back to Centre Earth.

Rita Walker (Blog Thirteen):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

Rita Walker (Blog Thirteen):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris The type of soil and climate found in a particular area will determine what plants will grow best in that location.  In Brantford the soil is mostly Luvisolic:  a mixture of clay, silt, and sand.  Clayey Gleysolic and Gray Brown Luvisolic are the main soilsContinue reading “Rita Walker (Blog Thirteen):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris”

Rita Walker (Blog Twelve):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

Rita places the potted weeping willow branch into the back of her car.  With loving care she hopes it will grow.  Either in the fall or in the spring she will plant it on the schools lawn.

Rita Walker (Blog Eleven):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

Rita Walker (Blog Eleven):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris Willow trees live all around the world.  Oxygen producers, pain relief from the bark, and used to make flutes to fish traps. https://dreamastromeanings.com/willow-tree-meaning-and-symbolism/ http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Salix+mucronata https://goddess-files.livejournal.com/3019.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f_fkZ3tW3U https://goddess-files.livejournal.com/3019.html   Rita parks in the small gravel driveway across from the raised flower beds the city re-plants everyContinue reading “Rita Walker (Blog Eleven):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris”

Review of Cixin Liu’s “The Three-Body Problem” translated by Ken Liu

A couple of weeks ago I decided I needed to take a break from working on my own stories and read someone elses.  As I walked down the aisles at Indigo’s in Cambridge (Canada) I came across an interesting title called “The Three-Body Problem” in the science fiction section. This is a Hugo winning storyContinue reading “Review of Cixin Liu’s “The Three-Body Problem” translated by Ken Liu”