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flax-golden tales: a welcome from the watchers

a welcome from the watchers Welcome, new neighbor! We would like to offer you a few reminders about the building. Outgoing postal mail may be placed in the marked basket in the front hall. Cardboard and glass recycling is sorted in the basement. Please do not enter the hallway between the hours of 3:05am to […]

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brief psa

Erinland is on the road and not operating as usual this week, though Friday’s flax-golden tale will be posted because of the magic of pre-scheduling things. (Erinland is not on vacation, per se, just doing stuff that is not occurring in NYC. If all goes according to plan, proper vacationing will occur in October.) So […]

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flax-golden tales: over land or over water

over land or over water they make you choose before you depart you cannot see the paths they ask only if you prefer to travel over land or over water (they are considerate enough to ensure that if you choose the water route, you have appropriate footwear) you will think, as you attempt to navigate […]

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this started out about spaces & then became about writing & life

I did get back to The Evolution Store to get antlers for the fireplace. (Also got a quartz cluster that is sitting on my desk next to my statue of Thoth.) It took me several tries to get the antlers to sit properly but then they just settled like that and looked perfectly at home […]

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flax-golden tales: the floral post

the floral post I thought the box on the fence was a proper mailbox because it said “post” but the first outgoing letter I put inside reappeared on my windowsill the next day with a key on top that kept the wind from carrying it away and a solitary indigo-and-yellow pansy. I knew the key […]

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things i *heart* right now

This is an unnumbered list of things I really like right now. Snapshot of the happy-making tastes and sights and sounds of mid-August, 2013.   Homemade scones with maple butter. I love scones but had never made one I really loved until recently. I finally found a perfect scone recipe, this one from smitten kitchen. […]

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flax-golden tales: we cannot see our destination but we can see far enough to get there

we cannot see our destination but we can see far enough to get there When we reach the shore we debate whether it is a lake or a pond or an ocean or a sea or a large puddle and we decided to call it the briny deep even though we can’t tell how deep […]

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double book birthday!

It is finally August 6th! I have been waiting for this day for so long because two of the best books I’ve read in the past year are out today, hurrah! Double book birthday! (This is one of the frustrating aspects of getting advanced copies of things, waiting so long to be able to share […]

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flax-golden tales: impending doom in fluffy coats

impending doom in fluffy coats The fence won’t hold, when it comes down to it. Everyone knows this—the fear is of when and not of if—but it is not a subject for discussion. The fence is only the semblance of protection. A gesture. A symbol. Better than nothing. Easier than meeting death head on. When the sheep get hungry […]

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in lieu of proper post, watch this

Busy busy around here, even before I got caught in the rain this morning, so now things are both busy and soggy. In lieu of proper post, I shall put this here so you can watch it and join me in hoping that this ends up being as good as it looks like it could […]

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