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happy year of the horse!

I was born in the Year of the Horse and I’ve heard a few Chinese astrological sources say that your own year isn’t supposed to be that fabulous but so far I’m rather liking this pony year. Recovering well from the wisdom tooth extraction, received good news on several fronts, and I have a new […]

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flax-golden tales: untested paths obscured by snow

untested paths obscured by snow It’s clear to see from the impressions in the snow That you were walking in someone else’s footsteps, Wearing someone else’s shoes. Maybe because it was easier to take steps already taken Or maybe because of outside expectations that were not your own. It doesn’t matter. Now, here, looking back, […]

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soup!

I am getting my wisdom teeth removed this morning. I may be unreachable for the next while because I plan on being medicated and sleeping a lot but I will do my best to catch up once I’m coherent again. I spent most of the weekend making soup. I like soups and I am getting […]

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flax-golden tales: brief conversation with a traveling cat

brief conversation with a traveling cat There’s a cat walking in the road alongside me and after it keeps pace with me for a bit I ask if it can talk, a habit I developed with all cats from a young age (though none of them ever could). “That’s mostly Japanese cats,” this cat answers […]

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internet hiatus, smith club, belated florida photos

I shall be on fairly strict internet hiatus this week, my apologies for late twitter replies or anything of that ilk. Actually turning off the wifi and all that so I can get some things done. I’ll be back to regularly scheduled low-volume internet on Friday. This Thursday January 23rd I will be speaking to/chatting with […]

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flax-golden tales: don’t

don’t I spun the wheel even though it had a sign that said “don’t.” I’m sorry. In my defense, it didn’t say “don’t spin” or even “don’t turn.” It just said “don’t” which isn’t terribly specific. And it was there with its vague warning all wheel-shaped with curved spokes looking like it was supposed to […]

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miscellany for mid-january in a short, unnumbered list

I read Stoner by John Williams over the weekend. I was gifted it over the holidays and it is exquisite. Such a lovely, lovely book. I also got this Giada cookbook for the holidays and while I haven’t tried any of the proper recipes in it yet I have become mildly obsessed with putting olive […]

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flax-golden tales: another world next door

another world next door There is another world that is quite like this one but you can’t really see it, even though it’s right next door. At some points it comes close enough that you could almost see it but the reflections through skys and seas create an optical illusion and everything disappears into the […]

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2014 state of the nation

I thought 2013 was going to be the year of calming down from the emotional roller coaster and getting myself back on track and writing again. Instead the roller coaster threw me for a few more loops and left me sitting with my head between my knees trying not to vomit more than I would […]

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flax-golden tales: simple steps

simple steps Take simple steps. Do not complicate things any more than necessary. Do not preoccupy yourself with step 3 while you are still on step 1. (That way madness lies.) One step. Then the next. Each step can take as long as it needs, each step is different and unique to the step-taker. Try […]

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