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2023 Goals

I have put off writing this post because I’m feeling pretty unsure about all of this. But it’s good both to have goals and to hold them lightly, and in the interests of saying something and getting my thoughts out there and enacting my conviction that it’s good to have goals without insisting on them […]

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Nietzsche as a Writer

I recently received the advice (simple but not something I have ever done in a deliberate way outside of classes) to actively study books that do what I’m trying to do with mine. Alas, right now, I do not happen to be reading numinous fantasy. However, I am reading Nietzsche. I’ve written a titch about […]

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2022, a Year (Relatively) Lost to Social Media

I have tried and failed to come back to regular blogging so many times it’s getting embarrassing. But persistence (especially against one’s own flakiness) is worthy, and so — in time for the new year — I hope to make another push to write every week. In the meantime, I would like to talk a […]

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book review

Jones, Truth, a Webcomic

Very late update: the Diana Wynne Jones essay I wanted to share is long and abstruse and editing it to be even plausibly a blog post got very frustrating. Instead, I will give you a tldr: In the first three poems, Jones charts out something like Western history’s ways of thinking about truth (absolutist & […]

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Diana Wynne Jones’s Truth Poems, Part 1: Context

Farah Mendlesohn writes playfully in Diana Wynne Jones: Children’s Literature and the Fantastic Tradition that “it is just possible that for Jones’s complexity to be appreciated, first she had to grow her critics.” In these posts, I’ll jump off from the chapter of this book devoted to “The True State of Affairs.” My approach to […]

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book review Musings reading

Another Attempted Return

I miss this blog. I have, as you have seen, found it hard to keep up my momentum, because I’m usually working on so many projects at once: ever-shifting pieces of writing and art, of course, and also a newcomer pursuit: coding. Yes, I’ve taught myself to program using mostly free resources and I am […]

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Perilous Inner Worlds: Four Quests Without Compasses

…there are souls so infirm and so accustomed to busying themselves with outside affairs that nothing can be done for them, and it seems as though they are incapable of entering within themselves at all. Teresa of Ávila, Interior Castle, translated and edited by E. Allison Peers What do the following four reads — Allie […]

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Book Review: Maranda Russell’s Stories Behind My Art

The last time I blogged about outsider art, author and blogger Maranda Russell introduced herself as an outsider artist. Since then, I’ve come to enjoy her WordPress and Instagram, where she posts visual art, poetry, and stories from her life. Since I just brought out my own book of poetry and self-taught visual art, I […]

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Interview writing

Author Interview with Meradeth Houston

Meradeth and I have been friends and writing group buddies since 2012, and I feel incredibly lucky to know her and her writing. On top of being an anthropology professor, she’s published seven light fantasy/ sci-fi books with a lot of heart, sass, and action, most recently with Bleeding Ink Publishing, and she is generally […]

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As Promised, NEWS — a New Self-Pub — and Self-Publishing in General

For those curious about the general sort of thing I envision Evernost becoming, I offer Four Zines of Elsewhere: an ebook on Amazon (paperback coming soon, I hope!). Here’s the link. Over the past few years, I’ve put together these little hand-sewn zines (if that’s the right word; it seems imperfect, but a lot closer […]