Dragonflies

Lucky enough to chance on the dragonfly migration the other day! Hundreds of thousands (millions?) of dragonflies all pointed due south, zipping down the coast. Very cool. Very hard to photograph. But over the jungly trees on our dunes many of them had nipped off for a break and a snack; they were zipping over […]

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Ceramics and Rowing

In the spirit of sometimes leaving the house and not spending my entire life working or writing while lying on the couch, (or in the bath reading novels), I’ve taken up rowing in addition to ceramics. It’s pretty satisfying to have acquired two new skills in the last few months. In the rowing club we […]

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Seasons!

Took a brief trip to Iowa and got to see both a beautiful fall and a brief lovely taste of winter, and then run back to 80 degree Florida. Doctor visit was pretty worthless, he basically said yeah I don’t know what to tell you anymore there’s no data for this at all whatsoever… You […]

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Ceramics and transcriptions

I’ve been keeping busy! Sort of. Too busy to write blog posts, apparently, or not busy enough to have anything in particular to write about? Maybe both. Anyway I have been doing lots of novel writing, and also some working and some day drinking with friends, and lots of going to the gym and yoga, […]

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Hurricane Vacation

Record-setting monster hurricane Dorian almost paid us a visit! The original forecast was to hit basically exactly where we live as a 4, which would undoubtedly have been the end of our house (or at least of our roof and therefore all of our things, as the landlord hasn’t repaired the roof after the last […]

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Things that happen on airplanes

First time out traveling alone! What fun to be able to deal normally with public bathrooms, staircases, low airplane seats… Only a trip to Iowa, where it’s 30 degrees instead of 80 and covered in gray snow, but still good movement. The sound of car tires crunching snow outside in the early dawn reminds me […]

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Festive December

Done with NaNoWriMo! Grand total word count: 67,445. Now back to blog posts. I think that was the longest slog I’ve had with a NaNo month, literally bored myself to sleep a couple times trying to get words done, until inspiration finally took hold at about 45,000 words. The rest was much easier and ideas […]

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Red tide and voting

We’ve been having an especially bad red tide the last week here in Florida, which means all the fish are dead and going outside makes you cough. What sort of Blade Runner-esque future world is this anyway? Florida has been having especially toxic algae blooms like this in the last few years thanks to ever-increasing […]

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Exotic fruit fun

Finally splashed out at the farmers market for all the exciting Florida-grown exotic fruits on offer… Up to food 183 now in my 200 paleo foods challenge! Jackfruit is an odd fruit: it tastes a bit like tropical punch or bazooka gum. Like all the sweet tropical fruits whizzed together indistinguishably into one fruit. The […]

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