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About mirandate

I am trying my hardest to make my happily-ever-after happen right now. I am, improbably, a writer.

From the other side

I’ve been here a week now, and I wish I had some wise thing to say about Perspective or Difference or Narrativizing or Chaptering. But instead I’m as usual behind on a ton of things for my business, totally overwhelmed … Continue reading

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2012, Summer: The First Law of Thermodynamics

(The song that goes with this piece of writing is “Cotton” by the Mountain Goats, and I guess I should apologize for the highly derivative first few sentences.) This story is for the people who have ever looked around their … Continue reading

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Obsolescence

  “the process of becoming obsolete or the condition of being nearly obsolete “ (Merriam-Webster) Obsolescence.  It’s a lilting word, a little like “Lolita,” yet a harsh one that trips me up when I think of things fallen away, gone and useless … Continue reading

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moving, not moving, and being in motion again

Yesterday, when I was sitting in traffic, I counted up all the places I’ve lived since I graduated from college (7 years ago later this month). Good news: I can still count at least to ten! I should probably be … Continue reading

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Grappling

In the past few weeks, I submitted my last batch of grades, ever, for my institution; since they chose to never even give me an office key this year, that represents the end of my obligations to them, unless there … Continue reading

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“Becoming an Ex”

When I say I’m on the precipice of change in my life, I mean I am literally dangling off a cliff into a deep expanse, all of whose air molecules all have the structure of a question mark. I blinked, … Continue reading

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New Blog Benediction: A Blog Bris?

I registered this domain in February, thinking that if I paid to blog, I’d have an incentive to do  so and to really write well. This has obviously not worked out. All it means is I’m paying for my own … Continue reading

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