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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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April Newsletter: Pestilence

Apologies for another newsletter that’s two weeks late. Once again, the reason is pestilence. So there I was in London, enjoying the wonderful programming at Eastercon Ytterbium with my wonderful friend Emil Minchev, and trying not to feel guilty about … Continue reading

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February Newsletter: The Valentine Thracians

A lavender sky An unusual color Between the buildings Oof. Sorry. I began writing this newsletter a week ago, but I was stymied by my ridiculous subconscious. The weather turned warm and it reminded me of three years ago, when … Continue reading

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