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December Newsletter: The River Toenail

Become my patron and get newsletters one week earlier. In my dream, I was peeling layers of the nail of my left pinkie toe. The nail had flared out from the small digit into a palm-shaped platter, which was worrying. … Continue reading

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November Newsletter: The Scarf

I fell through the door with a sense of desperation. There wasn’t anything particularly wrong back there in the building, just my office with my computer on the big table and my backpack and slightly uncomfortable chair. I had sat … Continue reading

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October Newsletter: A Piece of My Mind

I rolled over angrily in bed.Enough of this! Enough of you, author-with-whom-I-disagree!I was going to give him a piece of my mind.I snatched for the cord of my light and pulled on it until it yielded the switch. Squinting, I … Continue reading

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September Newsletter: Making Wine

I came downstairs to find a mess in the bathroom. My younger daughter was standing in front of the sink, over an open drawer. The towels there had become a beauty salon for her dolly, which was reclining with its … Continue reading

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Good news and bad news. Feedburner, the RSS service I’m using to get my newsletters into your mailboxes, is being discontinued. I’ll still put my newsletter up every month on my website, facebook and tumblr, but you’ll have to go … Continue reading

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August Newsletter: The Loud Beach

So there I was at the Loud Beach. The speakers glared down from the top of the cliff like something out of William Hope Hodgson. The Things that Oontz. “This Is Fun!” they seemed to bellow at the sun-burned shamblers … Continue reading

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July Newsletter: The Karst River

I’m trying something new this year, which is a vacation. Last summer you might recall I struggled to find my peace with not writing. And the summers before that, too. The beginning of July would find me in the middle … Continue reading

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June Newsletter: Behold, a Dog

So there was my younger daughter, caught in an epistemological crisis. She’s five. Let’s call her Mikhaela. It was one of those early summer days in western Bulgaria, when the clouds pile like surf over the mountains. Over the course … Continue reading

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May Newsletter: Waste and Sacrifice

There’s a certain mental trap. You’re drawing a map of a far-future Quebec. Or maybe you’re trying to determine a sound change from Proto-Indo-European to Ancient Thracian. In this case,  I was rejiggering an outline. Wealthgiver had hit a block. … Continue reading

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April Newsletter: The Good Blank Screen

So there I was, stumbling out of my attic studio in the Balkan Tower of Matriarchy. My head was spinning, my bladder was full. My mouth was tasted like dark chocolate because I always reward myself after writing. Even when … Continue reading

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