Monthly Archives: July 2018

July Wrap-up

Reading: I know I read stuff but I can’t remember, sorry. Maybe someone can jog my memory? (Not that hard, please) Writing: The last couple of days, Motley Crew stuff. Before last week (which I wrote as “year” originally — … Continue reading

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So what *have* I been writing?

I’ve already mentioned setting OtN down for a bit while I hunt up articles, but the Camp NaNo stats are still going up, so what am I doing? The story really deserves its own title, as I’m ten thousand words … Continue reading

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What a lot of funny things go by

Camp is next week — we leave Sunday afternoon. I will not be posting, nor probably writing (except notes in my black notebook to make sure I don’t forget important things) all that week. I did try to do the … Continue reading

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Black Wasp garb

My mom was shopping one day and found almost five yards of 60-inch wide wool at a thrift store. It’s very thin and very very dark blue, and a bit shiny — really high-status stuff. And there’s a lot of … Continue reading

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Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax

This is going to be a long post. This “artist’s statement” was supposed to be a lot shorter, but you know how that goes. I even tried to abridge it and then found too many gaps in the argument that … Continue reading

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In which I talk about art

Because I’m still not over that bad writing workshop. (Although a lot of this is prompted more by a continuing classmate than that professor.) I have been thinking for a long while, off and on, about deliberate ugliness in modern … Continue reading

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Summer and a love letter (not mine)

Summer in my local area means pop-up thunderstorms and toads on the road afterward; people setting off fireworks on dates not limited to Independence Day, and late at night without considering that other people are trying to sleep (our nearest … Continue reading

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What I hope to be up to for the rest of the summer

We heard cicadas on the 30th of June, and all at once we passed into high summer. When you hear six weeks until first frost it’s as if you’ve crested the tallest in a series of hills and are looking … Continue reading

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