Monthly Archives: November 2012

thanksgiving

I wrote p. 200 of my first draft.  I also think I figured out what rome should be doing in my book.

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scaffolding

Maybe it is because yesterday I was taken to a back room at the vatican where I could see, and then stand inside, an architect’s model of the cathedral from like 1550– from within one of the domes that was … Continue reading

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old news

From my writing journal spring 2010, trying to work on this book.  After getting a phone call from a person I love about spending the day lost on country roads and almost getting arrested and knowing a mania was growing … Continue reading

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falling man

I’m finally reading “Falling Man” — the article about the photo of a man falling down the line between the two towers on 9-11– and the complexities around looking or not looking at the images of people leaping from the … Continue reading

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innernet

I have been, for just-under-200 pages of my novel so far, embracing, trying to use and incorporate the form of narrative that includes looking things up on the internet in order to do everything from solve a mystery or trigger … Continue reading

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hooray I can read

1. a version of what Russell Banks said about the benefits of an “innocent” narrator: it’s the same appeal as the coming of age– the freedom to ask dumb questions, or questions that have come to feel embarassing– the biggest … Continue reading

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invisible cities

went to le corbusier exhibit at the maxxi (which itself is interesting– the building on the outside is cool, on the inside I didn’t like so much– but now I understand from talking to real architects around here that it … Continue reading

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