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flax-golden tales: steps

steps Step 1 is not the hardest, though it has a reputation for being such. (It has been worn more than all the others, by countless feet that have passed before you so it is softer and lower and easier to climb.) Step 2 and Step 63 are the most difficult, for very different reasons. […]

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happy giving of thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Hanukkah! Holiday greetings from warm climes with cold wine and no turkey! Cornish game hens with lemon and rosemary and white wine and garlic instead. They were an experiment but came out surprisingly well. I am Thankful for so many things this year. Too many to list. For those lovely souls who […]

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flax-golden tales: the gulls who guard the lake

the gulls who guard the lake they call them seagulls because lakegulls is not a word but they are gulls of the lake and it is the lake that they guard they cry alerts that are too often misunderstood interpreted as demands for scraps of bread guardian gulls are not beggars their reputations are tarnished […]

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foxie.

So last night we stopped at FAO Schwarz after dinner and in the Central Park Zoo section there was a plushy fennec fox and we had to take him home. I mean, how could we not? I carried him home sticking out of my purse like a small dog and as far as I could […]

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flax-golden tales: bargain-priced wisdom

bargain-priced wisdom I can feel them sneaking glances at me from across the room but they don’t swivel their heads and fix their giant owl eyes on me until I get closer. “We will share with you the Wisdom of the Ages!” one of them chirps. “For less than 30 Euros!” the other adds. “How […]

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magic & dreams & art, brought to you by twitter & tea & kickstarter

I have talked about the magic of Twitter here, but I don’t think I’ve mentioned the time a burlesque dancer I’d never met before asked me to tea. I am shy. (She ended up having to ask twice if I recall correctly.) But I am slowly teaching myself to be more adventurous and after the […]

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flax-golden tales: secrets in the sea

secrets in the sea You may whisper your secrets to the sea And the sea will keep them for you Cover them with crashing waves Carry them out on retreating tides Pull them under Tuck them into coral-adorned recesses and between the curves of seashells. The sea will hold your secrets in its depths And […]

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november is national novel writing month

I probably don’t have to tell you all that November is National Novel Writing Month. And you probably already know that The Night Circus started life as a tangent in a NaNoWriMo novel and was then further developed through subsequent NaNo-ing. (It very likely played a part in the circus itself being autumnal, since I […]

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flax-golden tales: the story trees

the story trees They string histories and myths and fancies and fables together and hang them in the branches of the story trees. The garlands of tales catch the light and shimmer in the branches, half-hidden in the leaves. If you listen closely, you can hear fragments and quotations repeated by the wind. They add […]

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