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please remember me, happily

I don’t know what to say about 2011. This year was too full to be easily condensed into a December 31st blog post. Everything looks different than it did this time last year, and only partially because I have new contact lenses. I have a new life, in so many new ways. I’m still adjusting. […]

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flax-golden tales: a year of you

a year of you This year required a lot of bottles. I’m not sure how many, I didn’t count. More than last year, but I didn’t know you last year, which still seems strange. I needed a very large one for tears cried. More than most years, but the whispered adorations bottle is almost as […]

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belated post-tour musings & photos

I am always surprised by these last days of the year. They sneak up on me, hiding behind the holidays with a brand new year in tow. I think, “wait, what?” and then it’s January. Every time. This year is probably worse than most, though, since the last few months have been so busy, though […]

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flax-golden tales: holiday cheer of the reluctant variety

holiday cheer of the reluctant variety I despise the holidays, consumerism and plastered-on merriment wrapped in festive ribbons and shoved down my throat before I’ve even taken my Hallowe’en costume off. Every day a sale and fighting to find the best deals and the biggest tree and Santa Claus on soda cans, though I suppose […]

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coffee table/books

This is my coffee table. My coffee table has not been this clear since before the book tour. I am far too pleased about the clearing of the coffee table, even though it quite possibly involved cluttering other tables not pictured. I am having one of those days where I have a lot to do […]

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flax-golden tales: beautiful uncertainties

beautiful uncertainties “Why do you do that?” he asks me, while I’m rinsing off my brushes. “Why do I do what?” “Why do you write things you don’t believe on the tables?” “I believe some of them,” I say after a moment, watching the blue and red paint-tinged water circle the drain in almost-purple swirls. […]

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merry & bright in new york

Spent the beginning of the week in NYC, having lunches and meetings and wandering around looking at twinkly lights. Part pseudo-business trip, part getting out of my apartment for a little while. My train down was subjected to zombie shenanigans, though Amtrak claimed it was “tree branches” knocking out “power” on the tracks. Got to […]

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flax-golden tales: the way home

the way home I am tiring of paths that lead to walls. I know each wall will have a door, but they’re difficult to find and even more difficult to open, and it takes up so much time. They’re roadblocks. Pathblocks, since there are no proper roads. Sometimes it feels like I’m looking for a […]

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stars

Since a few people have asked, for the origami stars I followed these instructions. They’re pretty easy, the only complicated part is cutting properly sized paper. Sometimes the edges are hard to squish evenly, but that makes for slightly lopsided stars that look rather endearing in their lopsidedness.

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you used to write magnificent.

I get a lot of spam comments on the blog. Like a lot a lot, so I apologize if real comments get lost in the shuffle. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish real comments from spam, like this morning there was this one: Hello, you used to write magnificent, but the last several posts have been […]

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