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friday follies

Somebody overslept today. Somebody couldn't get out of bed this morning. Somebody is going to have to sneak into a room with internet access at work today because god forbid she go a day without blogging. Somebody is going to be really late for work.

Wait. Stop the presses. I have time for two things:

Leslie's Advent calendar is beatiful, charming and delightful. Each day has something special; a recipe, a memory, a poem...you will keep coming back every day for a new surprise.

The December issue of Small Spiral Notebook is up. Please read it. It has poetry, fiction, non-fiction and art. It's all so wonderful it leaves you counting the days until the January issue (to which I may submit a piece or two).


close that "bold" tag darling

thank you, anonymous editor!

Advent calendars just remind me I haven't bought any Christmas presents other than stuff I posted the other day to NY.


thanks so much for the kind words!

Here's the address to another Advent Calendar -- the graphics are lovely:


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