Aspiring Writers

At the suggestion of Anna, a creative writing student in the Salt Lake City Children’s Network, I’ve added a link to Crossword Solver which has a useful Creative Writing Glossary. Kudos to Barbara Lincoln, at SLCCN, for her wonderful work encouraging and teaching these future authors.

I was honestly amazed they’d found this website, which I’ve seriously neglected, but that’s testament to the power of the internet. The good news is that I’ve today taken the first steps to rejuvenate it, upgrading both my WordPress system and my PHP to take advantage of the latest plug-ins and software.

I think I’ve finally learned that incremental–just small steps–are perfectly okay for posting blogs (and far easier). Everything doesn’t have to be a fully blown article to be useful to someone. Posts can serve just as well as tiny suggestions of thought, enough to help others ponder their own meaning and direction.

And boy, that’s a relief to know.


Gonggong (or formerly 2007 OR10)

This is a follow-up to my post “The Mighty Dwarf,” about the naming of 2007 OR10. I’m please to say she received her official name after her discoverers – Megan Schwamb, Michael Brown, and David Rabinowitz held an on-line naming poll in 2019. The choices were taken from various mythologies – Gonggong (Chinese), Holle (German), and Vili (Norse legend).

Based upon her physical characteristics, her discoverers favored Goinggong, which had associated names that could be applied later to her satellites. They’ve reserved naming rights to these for some future date, when they might know more defining detail. On February 5th, 2020, the Committee for Small Body Nomenclature (CSBN) accepted the name and officially announce Gonggong as a minor planet.

I confess I still like the idea of nicknaming her “Rose Red,” for Snow White’s sister, but her official name is certainly easy to remember. A real bell-ringer!