Category Archives: Blog

These entries are ramblings about my life that have no connection with particular Kingdoms of Evil updates.

First Knife Launch Party

Here’s the link!

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September Newsletter: The Salt Bath

So there I was, in the bath. My knees didn’t fit, but the rest of me was under the water, warm and surrounded by salt. Pavlina had set a table next to me with almonds and figs. She’d also donated … Continue reading

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August Newsletter: The Value of Practice

So there I was, neck deep in the Aegean, watching the hills turn black and the sky gold. I slowly beat with my hands and feet, trying to stay still. Trying to relax. I’ve had a hard time with vacations … Continue reading

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A seed in the Air

A seed in the air It passes into shade and Vanishes completely

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The Centuries Unlimited Delta is done!

The Centuries Unlimited Un-hairy version (delta draft) finished at 92,000 words. Begun (revising) at 8:40am on Monday, June 8th 2020 in the Balkan Tower of Matriarchy. First line: “The utility fog hung thick over Black Chicago.” Finished at 10pm on … Continue reading

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Logarithm 2

(see Logarithm 1) August-2030 The sun is hot on my back, and my thighs burn with the effort of holding this position. My back doesn’t hurt, though. Those stretches work. My face is full of leaves. They come in triplets, … Continue reading

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July Newsletter: Aspirational Fiction

So there I was, doing jumping jacks, jumping – literally! – for joy in Pavlina’s grandparents’ garret in the Balkan Tower of Matriarchy. My toes sank into and lifted off from their plush,  gray carpet square. Pigeons cuddled on the … Continue reading

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Logarithm 1

July-2021 I am sitting on a bed in a house in a village 15 kilometers from Serbia and 20 from North Macedonia. My back is propped up against the wall, my laptop balanced on my stretched-out legs, and I’m breathing … Continue reading

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June Newsletter: Waving Back

I’m waving through a window, oh Can anybody see, is anybody waving back at me? -Ben Platt, “Waving Through a Window” from “Dear Evan Hansen” So there I was, like, five minutes ago, curled up in the chair I’m still … Continue reading

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Mushrooms in the Grass

Mushrooms in the grass You are nicely round and plump Until you’re stepped on (this haiku was written with the help of my older daughter)

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