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She went down the slope again and he watched her glide, quickly and precisely cutting through the snow.

There's a word for that.
What is it?
Glissade. It's French in origin.
I've heard something similar.
Glissando, probably. It's a music term.
Yeah! When you slide between two notes, right?


He went down the scale again and she watched him glide, suddenly yet skillfully maneuvering through the keys.

Do you remember the 80's? Of course you do. Which, as the saying goes, means you probably were not there.

And if you remember the 80's, either because you were there or through osmosis, you remember Madonna, (probably) the most successful female music artist of all time, whose brash persona, string of radio friendly hits, forays into acting, and political and personal controversy made her omnipresent for a decade.

So everybody should know Madonna's what Madonna's first…

An old man picked up a tiny pine cone. He had been looking at it a bit before picking it up, apparently deciding if it was worth keeping.

He continued down the mountain path, pine cone in hand, stepping carefully from rock to rock. As he left the mountain trail, he noticed something else on the ground. It was an old button. He dropped the pine cone, picked up the button instead, and wandered away from the mountain.

A year later, a new tree had grown at the end of the mountain pass.…

News for Noders

March 14th: Pi day.

March 14th: Midnight today is the last chance to post in, and vote on, Carrera de Caballos: An E2 Proseproduction.

March 20th: The first equinox of the year.

March 28th: Happy birthday lizardinlaw!

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!

If you have an item for this calendar, /msg Tem42.

February 15th: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 18th: Happy birthday mjijm!

Sign up for the Carrera de Caballos: An E2 Proseproduction Coming March 1st!

If you have an item for this calendar, /msg Tem42.

January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 1: reQuest 2018 begins!

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 31: reQuest 2018 ends.

If you have something to add to the monthly news, /msg Tem42.

December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 12: Happy Hanukkah!

December 25: Merry Christmas!

Coming in January: sign up now for the reQuest 2018!

If you have an item for this calendar, /msg Tem42.

November 1 - The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1 - Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5 - Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11 - Veterans Day in the US.

November 26 - Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27 - Happy Birthday Estelore!

If you have an item for this calendar, /msg Tem42.