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shake it out, shake it out

This time last year I had no idea where I’d be tonight. I certainly never expected to be sitting in front of the fireplace in my new Manhattan apartment. I like it here, despite the fact that at the moment it involves lots of cardboard boxes and piles of packing paper and I haven’t unpacked […]

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flax-golden tales: wisdom for the new year

  wisdom for the new year Only three people per year get to consult the frog, so they have to hold a lottery. People used to try to line up outside his fence before the end of the year but once they started camping out earlier and earlier the city council decided to have a […]

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a public service announcement from erinland

Erinland is moving. It is currently being dismantled and placed into cardboard boxes and it will hopefully reach its New and Exciting location before 2012 comes to a close and the New Year will be extra New in celebration. As a consequence of the relocation of Erinland, expect low levels of internet communication for the […]

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joy.

Happiest of Holiday Wishes. May your days (& nights) be both Merry & Bright.

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flax-golden tales: the beginning of the world again

  the beginning of the world again We hang the new worlds on the tree until we need them. We could keep them in drawers or boxes but they look pretty hanging from the branches, especially when it snows. It’s nice to be able to look at them, too. They’re blue and swirly and round, […]

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books i read in 2012 & particularly enjoyed

2012 was a weird reading year for me. I feel like I didn’t read quite as much as I did last year. I read bits of things and more non-fiction than I usually do, there was more grazing than proper book devouring. I still got through a decent number of books. I didn’t, however, keep […]

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flax-golden tales: grab the holiday cheer

grab the holiday cheer The sign makes claims of FUN (twice, with exclamation points) but it’s far too stressful to be fun. The timer starts on a delay: a randomized silent countdown followed by a deafening buzzer. Once the game starts the lights flicker on and off so quickly that it’s difficult to stay focused […]

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pontifications on the to-read pile (with mini-pile)

I will not say that I have too many books. I would never say that, even if I had All The Books which is probably impossible. Even if I had Most Of The Books, which I’m sure I don’t. But I have a lot of books. And I have a great many that I haven’t […]

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flax-golden tales: the brief, bittersweet romance of leaves and snow

the brief, bittersweet romance of leaves and snow The leaves are patient. They wait, and they hope. Their less romantic compatriots tease them. Call them foolish for continuing to cling to their branches while the rest ride away on autumn winds. Sometimes they doubt, gazing up at blue skies, but they always hope. Eventually their […]

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books in tower form

I am quite frequently asked about books. Usually about books I like or that I’d recommend and I’ve been meaning to do book posts for the blog for ages, so December is going to have lots of them and this is the first one, featuring a tower of books. This is not an ideal bookshelf […]

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