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"The part we ignore…may contain the clue to the whole subject." ~ J. Allen Hynek

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December 2019

Some UFO-inspired Inktober Sketches

Absurd by Design

Marshall Applewhite, leader of Heaven’s Gate

Like most artists, I began keeping a sketchbook in which I could doodle initial design concepts or just doodle whatever the hell I fancied some time ago. At first I used cheap notepads that I brought along during the Paradigm symposium conferences in Minneapolis to write notes, but then I chose to keep these journal/sketchbooks in a much sturdier medium –Canson’s Art Book ONE with 98 pages of 100 g/m2 paper is currently my favorite choice; their price is affordable enough and I can use ink as well as pencil to sketch my ideas. The paper is not great for fancier media like markers, but nowadays affordability is paramount for my artistic needs…

Usually these sketchbooks would last me at least a year, because I’m a very lazy artist. However –as I mentioned on my last post— at the beginning of this year…

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The Lone Amber Earring In The Kitchen

I’ve often commented to Jim that I’m convinced there’s a spirit in the house that seemingly  lives in the kitchen. Many times we’ve found objects in very odd places in the kitchen that we’d been searching for months, sometimes years. Example: great pair of chopsticks a friend made. Wood, a nice balance and feel. We somehow lost one chopstick, so that meant we were left with one pair. Searched all over, never found it. Years later, Jim found the lone chopstick high up on a shelf stuck in between the cupboard wall and the little stack of drawers. How it got there, no idea. Very weird. Many other objects have appeared in the kitchen that have no business doing there.

 

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Today, Jim called to me from the kitchen: “What’s your earring doing here by the toaster?” “What?!” I replied. He comes into the living room, an amber earring dangling from his hand. I told him I had no idea! But that earring was one of my favorites; sadly, I lost its mate years ago. I just held onto the earring out of … hope? I just couldn’t let go of it. But that one amber earring has been in my jewelry box — which is in another room, obviously –for decades. How it got there, in the kitchen, by the toaster, I have no idea. But, I was thinking the other day how I wish I had that other earring! A nice, simple amber earring. I have a few other pairs but don’t really like them and don’t wear them. Maybe the fairy or spirit heard my thought?

So now I’m off to see if the other earring is somewhere in my jewelry box. After dinner. (Turkey enchiladas in green sauce.)

The Writing Life: Haiku, Beats, and UFOs

Haven’t posted much lately. Not for lack of interest or the usual topsy turvy stuff in UFO Land. Plenty to write about there. (Like Tom DeLonge’s Academy to the Stars whatever. Oy.) (Speaking of, Peter Levenda, who I like, has been in cahoots with that whole mess. I don’t understand.)

I’ve been focusing on my non-paranormal UFO side: fiction. (Ha ha, I can hear some of you out there now: “Fiction?! Isn’t that what UFO Land is all about?”) Mainly, my Haiku Daddy-O page on Facebook (join if you like) and trying to self-publish some of my collections. One which is about the realm of the weird. It’s titled Orange Orb/Silver Sphere. I hope to have at least one chapbook up on Amazon soon.

For many years I tried to keep the two worlds separate; the UFO world and my creative writing world. But now, I’ve decided to just go where it all takes me.

Speaking of writing and creativity and one’s real UFO experiences, my husband is writing a novel, semi-autobiographical. Parts include when we first met and shared our UFO experiences. So in literature, “fiction,” the realm of the weird does have a place.

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