godzilla is the mongoose.

Brilliant new friend Erica has a blog post up on the new Godzilla film, expanding on the highly intriguing theory she put forth at the Supersecret Writing Retreat: Godzilla (2014) is actually a shot-for-shot remake of Kipling’s Rikki-Tikki Tavi. (Obvious spoiler warning.) I fully endorse and support Erica’s interpretation. It just makes total and absolute sense. […]

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new paperless typewriter.

That’s the new word-banger-outer here in the Castle Frostbite Novel Factory, a 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina display. (I usually work longhand and then transcribe stuff every chapter or so, but the current deadline means that I have to skip a step and write straight on the computer.) I had a MacBook Air last year, […]

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i done did a writing retreat.

I got back from my super-secret writing retreat late Saturday night, and now it’s back to work in the regular office in the back of the house, with no company except for the dogs. For an introvert, I sure like being around my friends. A few related bullet points: The Bose noise-cancelling earbuds are completely […]

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rasputitsa.

Spring is great, because the snow melts and it stays above freezing at night again. Spring is not so great because the snow melts and it stays above freezing at night again. This right here is our road at the moment:   New Hampshire’s four seasons are Winter, Mud, Blackflies, and Preparing for Winter.

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mul-ti-pass.

So I found myself at the K-Marts yesterday to procure some kid shoes and some mothereffin’ Cold Water Tide laundry detergent LIKE A BOSS, when I walked past a life-sized poster display of THIS: And I swear to you, my first thought was “It’s official. We’re living in the Fifth Element future.”

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my american decade.

Ten years ago today, I walked into the federal courthouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a German citizen, and walked out a newly-minted American. The first thing I did when we got home to Knoxville was to take my shiny new Certificate of Naturalization to the town clerk’s office, to register to vote and file the […]

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