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This is How it Ends: A Near-Death Experience in Phuket

This wasn’t death-by-selfie which is totally a thing now, but death-near-selfie which is considerably more pedestrian and that’s really saying something.

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The Heart is a Library Hunter

My first memories belong to the surreal landscape of childhood. Cushioned in tenderness, they flicker a blurred reel of mango trees, mud pies and mosquito screens. Occasionally, through the fuzz, concrete moments come into focus. For me, the first of those is the imprint of a rainy afternoon in a library.

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What Dreams May Come: Unleashing Creativity

I’m neither the first writer to think about dreams nor the first thinker to write about them but access is critical to creativity.

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If I were here

If I were here. If I were here the morning light would be Marie-Antoinette-blue. I would push one of the cane chairs to face the other and I’d recline between them. My light grey linen dress would be trimmed in French lace and the fabric would gather around my ankles like a cloud heavy with […]

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The Write Life: A Cottage in Italy

Just as a sick dog needs a quiet place to die. A writer needs a quiet place to write. This cottage was all that. Without the dying bit.

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