Bargaining tips: faerie edition 

​This week, I started watching the BBC miniseries adaptation of Susannah Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. I started the book shortly after it came out but never finished it – it was a little too historical and Jane Austen-y for my taste. Which is to say: I love movies based on Austen’s books, but never much … Continue reading Bargaining tips: faerie edition 

finishing a novel: unfold has finally unfolded

Unfold is finished. I have to say, when I wrote FOLD last year I never expected to write a sequel. And it feels like I've been working on this book forever, probably because the world isn't new to me. But it hasn't really been long at all - I started putting words down in May, … Continue reading finishing a novel: unfold has finally unfolded

Lifelag: jetlag without the jet 

Anyone who's traveled east on a plane knows about jetlag. But did you ever feel the effects of jetlag in everyday life? Tired, sluggish, feeling like the world around you is going too fast? I'm calling it lifelag.  I'm finding myself almost constantly in that mental state these days, thanks mostly to all the job changes I've … Continue reading Lifelag: jetlag without the jet 

Charles Ottavio Sasso // In Memoriam

When I was in high school, I had the world’s biggest crush on Chuck Sasso. I mean, really, who wouldn’t? That perfect hair, those gorgeous eyes, the adorably self-deprecating smile and a laugh like I’ve never heard before or since. Every time I saw him, the litany would start up in my head: notice me, … Continue reading Charles Ottavio Sasso // In Memoriam

A traitor to my people? My trip to the Traveler’s Factory Store

Today I set off on my own to find the magical and elusive Traveler's Factory in Kami-meguro, Tokyo. It involved boarding a train line I'd never taken before, and true to form I did get a little turned around. I found the place eventually, though, and feasted my eyes in real life on what I'd … Continue reading A traitor to my people? My trip to the Traveler’s Factory Store

greetings from japan!

Phew! We've only been here a few days, but we've been jam-packing them with adventures! Follow along for a so-far recap. DAYS 1-2 (FRIDAY/SATURDAY): TRAVEL We left home around 03:30 on Friday 5/27 to get to the airport for 04:00, hoping to beat the TSA lines we've all been hearing about. While bringing a suitcase … Continue reading greetings from japan!

Pearl

I feel like sharing this poem today.   Pearl Steel crane necks poke above the grass, a congress of mechanical apatosaurs holding vigil against the gray October sky. You followed truth and rumor here to where the rusting bridge awaits those desperate people, driven by desire born not of lust but of despair, and so … Continue reading Pearl