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summer reading list (or maybe sooner)

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Words to live by

  “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing” — Benjamin Franklin   Another e-worthy note. So simple, so difficult. But then again, “We know little, but that we must trust in what is difficult is a certainty … Continue reading

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What it takes to write

In her piece for the New Yorker titled, “How I get to write,” Roxanna Robinson describes the precious, sacred morning time between the end of sleep and the beginning of writing. The time — or more precisely, the space, the … Continue reading

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friday funnies

a mindset to avoid at all costs… via @hyperallergic — a fun twitter find; kind of like @vulture, with a serious (read: xtra amped) twist.

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blocked

There aren’t even crickets chirping inside my head — that’s how bad this spell of writer’s block is. The frustrating thing about writer’s block isn’t that the words don’t come forth. It’s that they are too scared to even exist … Continue reading

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perfect day with a side of fleeting bird

This is the sky above me as I attempt some writing at a local cafe. As the words are not flowing, I am allowing myself some creative procrastination that has come in the form of several unsent tweets, responding to … Continue reading

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deep into the grey

Flakes of snow and easily melting ice that fell three times this past week have been replaced by ordinary raindrops that have taken up the precipitation mantle and fall in an unsteady pattern from the heavens. It’s easy to be … Continue reading

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a wednesday

weather: cloudy with a threat of rain alertness: on the precipice of emerging out of jetlaggy haze agenda: hang out, eat well, be amused, and learn new tricks yesterday was spent largely in the company of my aunt and uncle … Continue reading

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unsolicited sound advice (from the internet, not yours truly!)

It isn’t clear whether the universe is trying to communicate something of importance to the earth’s inhabitants*, but the delivery of multimodal missives and messages that have flitted across my various inboxes, feeds, and walls reverberate with a degree of … Continue reading

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good tidings and good intentions

woody guthrie‘s new year’s resolutions (via @boingboing) i especially love the sketches made to emphasize the resolutions — see for example next to #31, the outstretched hug and kiss (Smack!) to the world on the bottom right.  and #15 — … Continue reading

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the jeering joys of subletting

Subletting is a strange proposition and in many way not unlike the act of making recommendations, except perhaps the onus of responsibility is even more severe on you who wishes to let another make your (temporary) home theirs (temporarily). Yes, … Continue reading

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a little self-help

…on patience Patience is also a form of action. — Auguste Rodin Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do … Continue reading

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preparing to write a novel*

today i begin my second attempt at nanowrimo, although i’d like to consider this the real first attempt thereby rendering last year’s effort — in which i didn’t even produce 10% of the 60,000 words nanowrimo’ers are meant to aim … Continue reading

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writing lives

3 musketeers bars and the hypnotic bass beat of “every breath you take” new year’s eve and an evening of cole porter tunes a good book and ready access to google and wikipedia for the all important insta-reference searches fresh … Continue reading

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writers un-block – the magic of rilke

with rilke nearby, it is hard to remain for very long in a state of writers block. that is, that which you need to write may not get written but that which you are compelled to put down in words … Continue reading

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