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It was on the tv when I turned it on and I put it on mute to answer emails but I couldn't look away.
  1. It seems to be college era so yeah.
  2. Heavy shade and heavier contour.
  3. Brandon is in therapy.
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I've had a few other glimpses, as a published writer. I'll wrote about those another time. But generally we walk the streets anonymously, which I like to say is highly underrated.
  1. It was the 80s.
  2. I was in my twenties.
  3. I waited tables at a (long gone) pizza restaurant on Amsterdam Avenue called American Pie.
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It's kind of like Telephone, with pictures.
  1. So this was the first clue.
  2. This was my terrible drawing of buried treasure.
  3. This was my nephew Asa's guess about what my drawing was.
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Somehow I waited until today to open these. It was a very merry Christmas indeed.
  1. I love a good mani I can do at home.
  2. This is going to be insanely adorable. I don't know what I'm going to put in it yet, probably pictures from our first Christmas in our new house.
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  1. She said
  2. She said that I said
  3. She said that you said
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My secret Santa Fawn Treme (autocorrect wants that to be "Fawn Tremendous" which I believe should be her superhero name) @famatr just totally made my day.
  1. I haven't even opened it yet.
  2. But the card is just the loveliest thing I've ever gotten from someone I never met. Fawn, my husband is from Kalamazoo, holla! Good people, those Mitten staters!
  3. I have been in crazy pre-holiday mode so this came at the perfect time for a little spirit-lifter.
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(aka just check out his books to see these characters in action because he knows what he's talking about)
  1. "What I care about is that beautiful tangle of strengths and weaknesses."
  2. "Be thorough explorers in the shame cave."
  3. "Art is not efficient."
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  1. "If I only kidnap second-graders one weekend out of the year, that doesn't make it okay."
  2. "Go to any book on your shelf and look at it."
  3. "Really, this is a quagmire. Just don't do it."
I teach in a low-residency MFA program in creative writing, UCR Palm Desert. What this means in a nutshell is that we work primarily online on a blackboard and twice a year we come to Palm Springs to convene for workshops, lectures, visiting writers and such. It is, yes, the best job known to exist.
  1. Food platter with a nice note.
  2. View from my balcony.
  3. Just: balcony.
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I liked to fly when I was a kid. That was a long time ago.
  1. Stewart Airport is ten minutes from our house, and at 4:30 am, I am the entirety of the security line
  2. Rocking chairs at the Philly airport. Next to outlets.
  3. I am not the screaming lady, and I haven't been the screaming lady since the 80s. (I am sometimes the crying lady, but not today.)
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