monthly archives: June 2010

The Best Way to Spend a Thursday Night (or the month of July)

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This is what has been swallowing me whole of late.  Check it: *** PS:  Maybe more Scandinavia stories at some point.  It is the virtues, not the faults…which constitute one’s true legacy. — Gandhi

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Scandinavia Days: Day 3

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Today I ate meat for the first time in a decade.  More on how that basically makes me a man, later.  Now, for my regularly scheduled Norwegian update:Finally!  A full night’s sleep.  I’m sure the Ativan helped.  (Thanks, Aunty!)  I … Continue reading

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Scandinavia Days: Day 2

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It’s a strange thing to feel as though you don’t belong to any time zone.  I woke at five this morning after going to bed at one, after sleeping through much of yesterday.  At that hour the only thing to … Continue reading

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Scandinavia Days: Day 1

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14 hours, two planes, three ill-advised scotches, and 10 pieces of gum later, we are finally in Norway.  From the airport we took the Airport Express Train to downtown Oslo.  The whole of my knowledge of Scandinavia prior to this … Continue reading

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Things to do when you want to avoid real work…

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You know what I did tonight?  I mean, aside from watching Tuesday night’s episodes of The Hills and The City, and watching the Celtics beat the Lakers?   I made a tank top.  Or really, I fashioned a tank top.   I … Continue reading

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Begin Again

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I’m a short fiction reader, mostly.  When I read fiction, it’s mostly short.  There are the long ones — like say, DFW’s “Infinite Jest” that I’m still dicing my way through — and still, I mostly read short fiction. So … Continue reading

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Guess What?!

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Good news!  I got *another* rejection letter tonight!  And, another book!  This time both came in clear plastic wrapping so it wasn’t like I thought I was getting accepted to a college I didn’t know I applied to.   Anyway, … Continue reading

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Rejection Sandwich

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I got another rejection letter the other day.  Had it arrived in the standard sort of envelope I’m accustomed to,  I wouldn’t have bothered to open it.   Blahblahthankyouforyoursubmissionblahblah, etc.  But they tricked me.  This time the letter came sandwiched … Continue reading

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