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flax-golden tales: back in the day

back in the day My grandmother tells me stories about the way things were when she was young. Mostly they’re about all the things that I have that she didn’t have, or how things were different. How big the computers were and how phones had wires. Sometimes she tells stories that her grandmother told her. […]

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miscellany for the 29th day of july

Revisionland has destroyed my ability to blog, have you noticed? Probably because it means I’m typing most of the day, so then when I go to blog my brain thinks “More typing? Can’t we go do yoga or something?” so then I go and drink iced green tea while I think about maybe doing yoga. […]

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flax-golden tales: strength in numbers

strength in numbers The first day there was one paper robot and my little brother said it was an invasion. I told him one paper robot doesn’t count as a whole invasion. There would have to be like, three, at least, to be an invasion. The next day there were three paper robots. “I told […]

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on comments

I’ve seen a bit of discussion lately about moderating blog comments. I don’t want to do it, but I have my comments set to moderated for one very simple reason. I get a lot of spam comments. I mean, a lot. As in, I just deleted 50 before I started this post. I feel like […]

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flax-golden tales: game of chance

game of chance Pick a duck, any duck. But first, you have to close your eyes. The colors matter, but don’t bother trying to remember which ducks are which color. They spin the bowl as soon as your eyes are shut. They all feel the same, so you won’t know what color duck you’ve chosen […]

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more snapshots from revisionland

Writing. Kettle corn. Tessa on the air conditioner. Bucket on the floor.

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flax-golden tales: the horse collector

the horse collector The horse collector lives at the end of the street. He only pulls the curtains back on Tuesdays, from half-past seven in the morning until half-past four in the afternoon. The horses in the windows are different each week. Different colors, different poses, different sizes. It’s been going on for years. As […]

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birthday

Today I am 32 years old. Which means this blog is 2 years old. Also, there are cupcakes.

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flax-golden anniversary

This week, flax-golden tales is one year old. This is a flax-golden tales anniversary post.  I might add a photo of a cupcake to it later, once I get around to baking cupcakes. The cupcakes are for my birthday, tomorrow, but I can share. For anyone who might be new to the blog or hasn’t […]

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new office

Months ago, the boy asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I said I wanted a new desk chair, because I’m boring. Also, because I spend a large amount of time sitting in it, and the one I had lacked any real back support. Somehow that turned into maybe also getting a new desk. […]

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