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Eight of Cups

Eight of Cups: moving on realizing the current cycle is over abandoning a hopeless situation disentangling yourself starting on a trip of unknown length letting go finishing up and walking away Almost one year ago (February 5, 2018, to be exact), … Continue reading

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A detour into cyberland

Being married to an uber-geek who teaches cybersecurity means I have lots of discussions about, well, cybersecurity – specifically Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). It’s great fodder for my crime novels, and a new series I’m … Continue reading

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Light and refreshing, with a bit of a kick

We talked art and music and creativity. We shared literary inspired cocktails…and were serenaded by a barbershop quartet. Continue reading

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My 2018 summed up in two words: Unrealistic expectations

I learned that my expectations of myself and of those around me are often sadly misaligned with reality. Continue reading

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Thank You Candidates!

Originally posted on Pizza Dive:
I am overwhelmed and tearing up as I type this. Last night was just so inspiring and reassuring and lovely and downright fun. It was Thank the Candidates Night at our All-You-Can-Eat Buffet. Six candidates…

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No Ideas But in Things: On Writing about Politics

Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
By Peter Amos No ideas but in things. Over the last two months, I’ve made my first real push for publication. Prominent magazines and journals often accept a fraction of one percent of…

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Smoke Rises in Seattle

Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
By Nancy Schatz Alton Last night I walked through the smoke, face mask on. I walked through the smoke with my friend of 30 years. I walked through the smoke through a neighborhood…

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Literary Greatness at the Expense of Female Suffering: On Junot Diaz, David Foster Wallace, and Laurent Cantet’s The Workshop

Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
By Zoë Bossiere On the morning Junot Diaz’s essay, “The Legacy of Childhood Trauma,” was published in the New Yorker, Carmen Maria Machado sent this tweet out to her followers: Hi! Today, please…

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KISS isn’t so stupid

As a teacher, I often find myself assuming a level of knowledge that doesn’t exist, and I’m frustrated, both with the student (“How can you not know that?”) and with myself (“Given the audience, why would you make that assumption?”). … Continue reading

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Whoosh!

I just spent the last half-hour shredding an innocent stack of receipts and papers rather than finish doing our taxes. Yes, I know it’s April; don’t judge! Our house is never cleaner than when I have a stack of papers … Continue reading

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