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February Newsletter: Insomnia

 This newsletter is not actually late because of the coronavirus. Our minister of health called for all schools in the country to be closed because of an epidemic of normal flu. Then I had some potentially good news about The … Continue reading

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January Newsletter: Hating the Sun

(warning, there’s a curse word below) So there I was, glaring up at the gold and magenta sky, cursing the sun as it set. Fuck you, sun! Another day ends, and I’m still here! Blip! The lights in the park … Continue reading

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The National Palace of Culture

Oof. Sorry this newsletter is so late. Christmas break was … but that’s a story for the next newsletter. This month, I want to take you back to mid-December, when I had a crisis of faith under the National Palace … Continue reading

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November Newsletter: The Lightning Tree

(There’s a real short story in this newsletter! Scroll down to the *** to read it) So there I was, dropping my older daughter off at school. The weather was fine, I had at least three hours of uninterrupted writing … Continue reading

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October Newsletter: The Bread of Doom

…or how tracking my life told me I was abusing coffee and social media So there I was, my nails digging into my palms, my right molars pressed into each other. The air hissed in through my nose as my … Continue reading

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September Newsletter: The Vacuum Brush

So there I was, tiptoeing off the one non-creaky floorboard, executing a graceful leap to the tile floor of our apartment’s cloak-room, trying not to wake up Pavlina. It was like my fifth trip to the bathroom, and it was … Continue reading

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August Newsletter: The Irish Embankment

So there I was, blind, on a bus between Dublin and Newbridge Ireland. My face and belly were numb; my fingers were tingling claws. Images flashed past the window– trees, houses, curving roads – but none of it helped me; … Continue reading

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July Newsletter: Addicted to Praise

We are addicted to praise. Wham! Bold opening statement. Innovative! Piercing! Insightful! First word: “we,” conjuring warmth and belonging. Last word: the uplifting “praise,” like the satisfying smack of a teammate’s hand against your back. But there in the middle: the chill … Continue reading

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June Newsletter: Video Blog? And Aliens

All right, here’s a story. You guys are going to like this story because I’m super crazy in it. Pavlina’s been watching a lot of these videos recently in Lisa Nichols’s YouTubenetwork. It’s this group of inspirational speakers who give a … Continue reading

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May Newsletter: The Plague and the Deluge

So there I was, around one in the morning, standing in my robe with my earplugs still in and my sleep-mask pulled up on my forehead, squinting nearsightedly at the little plastic box on the wall next to my apartment … Continue reading

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