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Will You Let The Naked Animal Trumpet?

For seven months, I have been frozen in writer’s Siberia. As a coach, I talk to myself as though I am my client. I ask all the relevant questions. I explore and encourage and sometimes poke. I’ve even resorted to flagrant bribery. I have found it fascinating (and at times depressing) to watch myself as a friend might, stuck in an ice block while carrying in my right hand a basket of kindling and a lighter with adjustable flame.  Instead of striking the flint, I wrap my arms more tightly around myself and try not to think about the frost accumulating on my skin.  Read more

Can you live life in Bras Bas?

My new home doesn’t meet. The cabinets don’t meet the walls. The walls don’t meet the floor. The floor doesn’t meet the foundation.  The locks on the doors don’t meet the spaces in the door frames. Like everything in Virginia, it’s old, which is part of its charm. But its shifting and settling has left narrow, disconcerting margins of air at the edges of every room. Read more

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