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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 266 of Project 365: Guest room. 2 days ago Tomorrow a dear friend arrives for a weekend visit and I am so excited! My study is also the guest-room, so the daybed also serves as the auxiliary clothing surface where I toss outfits that don’t pass bleary-eyed muster each workday morning. Now the daybed is cleared off,...
  • Day 265 of Project 365: Pumpkin spice everything. 3 days ago It’s the most wonderful time of the year: pumpkin spice time! Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: my bedtime alarm going off. Good night!Filed under: Foibles Tagged: Food, photography, Project 365, pumpkin spice
  • Day 264 of Project 365: Pithy title. 4 days ago Nope, not even that. FunkyPlaid and I finished watching the first season of “Stranger Things” tonight. My feelings are mixed: I reveled in the abject ’80s nostalgia that is the series’ trademark, but not even the most adorable kids ever could make up for the inconsistent writing. But...
  • Day 263 of Project 365: Stormy grey. 5 days ago I’m embracing the season-appropriate inks today. J. Herbin’s Stormy Grey — their 1670 Anniversary Ink from 2014 — is a lovely deep grey with gold flecks. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: the pilot episode of “iZombie”.Filed under: Foibles Tagged: analog, ink, J....
  • Day 262 of Project 365: Autumn's arrival. 6 days ago My favorite podcast, which I know I have mentioned here before, is Judge John Hodgman. In September 7th’s episode “Mommy Nearest”, Judge Hodgman shared this aphorism: “Welcome to how it goes.” He explains that saying it reminds him that “there’s no use complaining or being...

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