Monthly Archives: January 2013

teaching dream

I was trying to get a student to cut all but the first line of a paragraph and then “do another version of that line 3/4 of the way thru the story to mark change” (I think the line I … Continue reading

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restoration

going thru my notes from a day spent with restorers at the vatican and remember listening to the head restorer in the lab describe the efforts to invent a gadget that could pin broken statuary together without any adhesive at … Continue reading

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reason for essay

finishing the apocalypse book on my own, before sending it out, I wrote the line “the cries of leftover apocalypses were all that remained” to help me stop trying to use up all the lines i’d collected over the years– … Continue reading

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personal library

at a talk/reading the other day fellow read a passage about the way his father constructed his library, buying books that he wanted to read– I would say ‘want to have read’– such that the library came to embody his … Continue reading

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yoga apocalypses

over the wknd I finished final edits on my apocalypse book.  I wasn’t ready to press send, so I did an online yoga class in my study with lots of hip openers and then pressed send.  I sat and wept, … Continue reading

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pinboard

I wanted taking this photo to allow me to throw away the notes as I used them, but all I’ve been able to do is put them in a coffee can.  I have also developed a desire to spend hours … Continue reading

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addendum

okay so today I started w/ the paula fox post and then worked on the book for an hr or so and I am recognizing that the problem I have with dull verbs (being, thinking, looking) is precisely b/c of … Continue reading

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Fox

In Rome I don’t have a bookshelf filled with a thousand books I thought I wanted to read immediately and have not yet read, some for 20 years.  That is the depth of my home nightstand.  So it was pretty … Continue reading

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dumps

each chapter I write has a file that accompanies it called “dump”.  Ch 1 dump, Ch 2 dump, etc.  In almost each chapter of the 7 I have going so far, each btwn 25 and 40 pages long, there is … Continue reading

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