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flax-golden tales: a bluer blue blue sky

a bluer blue blue sky I steal the color from the sky sometimes. Sorry. Though technically it’s not the sky’s own color anyway, it’s a reflection of the ocean. Also technically it is borrowing and not stealing because I always give it back. I keep it in a specially made glass ball that I hang […]

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ponies! gala! i <3 kentucky.

I am attempting to not do many events this year because I have a book to write, but when I was asked to go to Lexington, Kentucky because they had chosen The Night Circus as their One Book, One Bluegrass community read the invitation said something about a “gala” and who am I to resist […]

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flax-golden tales: possibly imaginary (but still perilous) sea journey

possibly imaginary (but still perilous) sea journey We found a round old-fashioned map on a ball so we decided to take a sea journey because most of the map ball is oceans. Parts of it are worn off and it has lot of lines and dots and numbers, with distances in “nautical miles” which we […]

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upcoming kentucky extravaganza

Tomorrow I am heading to Kentucky for a number of events as part of One Book, One Bluegrass. They chose The Night Circus for their 2013 community read. I am keeping events to an absolute minimum this year because of that book I need to be writing, but this proposal sounded too fun to decline. […]

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boston

Last year I took this photo: Marathon Monday is one of my favorite days. I love watching people do extraordinary things. I’d spent that morning last year watching the marathon coverage on tv and then wandered out into the unseasonably hot afternoon to watch runners cross the finish line and take pictures. Yesterday when pictures […]

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flax-golden tales: lion with a rabbit heart

lion with a rabbit heart Quiet was safer. My roars would roll out choked with fear Dissolving into coughs Until I discovered It is possible to be both A lion and a rabbit at the same time. Soft and hard Afraid yet still strong Staring down the future with trembling heart and twitching ears Ready […]

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on writing and publishing and paths

I would hope it’s not necessary but I would like to say that all statements herein are one writer’s opinion/journey/thoughts/observations (that is, mine) and I think publishing is far too vast and complicated, especially lately, to say that a single author experience speaks for an industry or a movement or anything but its own self. […]

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flax-golden tales: finish one thing

finish one thing It’s only one thing. It shouldn’t be that difficult to finish. It wasn’t difficult to begin It happens all the time. A thing creeps into my mind unbidden. Appears out of nowhere or crawls out from the dark spaces between a lot of little ideas strung together. And it sits there, glowing […]

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cocktails

I’ve been a little bit obsessed with cocktails lately. I’d always been more of a red wine person with the occasional gin & tonic and I knew I preferred Manhattans to Martinis but I hadn’t ventured very far into the often intimidating world of the cocktail. I’ve been venturing for over a year now and […]

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