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cygnoir.net
Writer of fiction, chronicler of foibles, wrangler of chaos. Newly-minted librarian & Yankee expat in Edinburgh.
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  • Day 211 of Project 365: Kitty snuggles. 11 hours ago Sometimes when Zen wakes me up seven minutes before my alarm goes off, I forget. I forget this nineteen-year history between us and how she has always confounded me in these bleary early-morning moments. When she was younger, there was less yowling, but she still stalked the edges of my sleep, an...
  • Day 210 of Project 365: Hot dusk. 1 day ago I wore my lightest summer clothing that was still appropriate for work today and it was still sweltering. But I do love summertime dusk, right when the breeze hits, smelling like rose and jasmine. The stupendous part of a one-day weekend last week is a three-day weekend this week! Of course I’m...
  • Day 209 of Project 365: Bus gifts. 2 days ago I think the bus heard me talking smack about it yesterday. This morning it left me hazelnut non-dairy creamer. Is this the TriMet equivalent of mints left on a hotel pillow? (I wasn’t brave enough to take them.) Writing from: my breezy study. Windows open, trying to get some air in here!...
  • Day 208 of Project 365: TriMet madness. 3 days ago I spend a lot of time on the TriMet bus. So much time, in fact, that I’m a little smug about how much reading I get done these days. Books, not internet. At first, I read news on the way to work, but that was just too bleak. (That said, I recently enjoyed reading George Lakoff’s…
  • Days 189-207 of Project 365: Sleep deprivation. 4 days ago It’s funny, the halfway brain that sprouts from sleep deprivation. I wake up at 05:30 but really I wake up on the bus in downtown Portland, trying to remember if I did basic things like dress myself and feed myself and not leave the front door wide open. So far, I’m doing pretty well. (But...

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