"Team by team reporters baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped. Look at that low playing! Fine, then."

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It’s been a while. I know. I had a jolly old piece about “killer trees” prepared to post on the evening of November 7th, but I wanted to give it one more read-through before I sent it out into the world. And then the election happened. Suddenly, I didn’t give a shit about my trees anymore. And I’ve been struggling to show …

"'I could tell you my adventures–beginning from this morning,' said Alice a little timidly, 'but it's no use going back to yesterday. I was a different person then.'"

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Dana in Wonderland! What: Memoir Pool at Lit Crawl When: Saturday, October 15th, 8:30-9:30PM Where: Wonderland SF, 1266 Valencia Street, SF, CA Why: It’s my birthday! (And some really amazing writers will be there preaching their word, too)   I’m taking a little break from storytelling this week in the name of shameless self-promotion. I’ve hit a literary milestone and …

"Take a load off Annie, take a load for free"

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They used to call me “Troika.” It was a nickname bestowed upon me in the 4th grade by Brett Rosenbaum* and “The Michaels” (of which there were three), and had very little to do with the actual definition of the word–“a Russian vehicle drawn by three horses abreast”–which I doubt they ever knew. To them it was a made up …

"And silence sounds no worse than cheers After earth has stopped the ears"

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A funny thing happened while I was watching the Olympics. As many of you know, I used to race a bicycle. I was far better at suffering than I ever was at winning anything, but that never mattered. I loved every second of it. Well, maybe not some of the vomit-inducing workouts that my coaches subjected me to, but I …