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goodbye, 2013. hello, 2014.

This is my Rob Brezsny horoscope for this end of December, beginning of January: CANCER (June 21-July 22): Big rivers don’t travel in straight lines. Their paths are curvy and complicated, with periodic turns and bends. In some places they flow faster and in others they’re slower. Their depth and width may vary along the […]

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flax-golden tales: guardian of the new world

guardian of the new world The path in front of me is surrounded by green leaves and sunshine, sudden and shocking. I glance over my shoulder and the snow is still there, the impressions of my bootsteps slowly filling in with fresh flakes. In the sunshine by the side of the path stands a robed […]

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2013 favorites: books

Favorite Books Read in 2013 In order, as pictured, from left to right and going down the typewriter-sitting pile: NOS4A2 – Joe Hill.  I believe my Twitter-length review was “made me fear Christmas and children more than I did already” but the tiny pointed teeth only scratch the surface of this epic ride of a […]

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flax-golden tales: the year in moments, caught in birds

the year in moments, caught in birds Every moment of the year gets a bird, and somehow there are always enough to go around. The positive things caught in the purple birds. Negatives in the red. Twittering and sparkling. People call some years purple years or bemoan the accumulation of so many unexpected red birds, […]

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2013 favorites: nyc edition

As of the end of this month we’ll have lived in NYC for one year. It is still strange to me to live in New York. I like it more than I thought I would, though I don’t think I will ever get truly used to it, no matter how long we stay. The buzz […]

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flax-golden tales: anxiously awaiting

anxiously awaiting They know it is almost time. They can feel it in the air. They gaze up expectantly. Wide-eyed and curious. Waiting for snowflakes and surprises and sugarplums. Preparing themselves for spiced punches and brightly-wrapped packages. Waiting by their trees, twinkling-lit, festive in their sweaters. Ready to sing and laugh and drink and cheer. […]

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2013 favorites, part one of several.

There will be a few favorite things of 2013 posts this month, saving books for last and doing NYC favorites next week and this is… other stuff. Mostly media and cocktails. Let’s just call it entertainment favorites, maybe. {Insert obligatory marveling over how fast this year went by here.} These will all be very much […]

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flax-golden tales: seasons greetings from george the toad

seasons greetings from george the toad He greets everyone warmly, old friends always even if you’ve only just met. If someone refers to him politely as Mister Toad he will chuckle and say that Mister Toad is his father and do please call him George. George offers cocoa and tea and mugs of warm soup […]

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nanowrimo 2013 in review

November went and flew by like a flying autumnal whoosh of a thing and I am sitting here looking at December somewhat skeptically. But I did have a just-barely successful NaNoWriMo, and I am impressed with myself considering how long it’s been since I’ve participated and how many days I had to skip entirely. I […]

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