The unreliable narrator.
This is a collection of things that interest or inspire me. I will be posting bits of writing, working largely in magical realism. I hope your feedback will help me create compelling stories. I plan to publish these serially on this site starting in Fall 2013.
The unreliable narrator.
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Now my hungry is hungrier. 
Now my hungry is hungrier. 
Now my hungry is hungrier. 
Now my hungry is hungrier. 
Now my hungry is hungrier. 
Now my hungry is hungrier. 
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Things I am bad at:
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ofpaperandponies:

It’s International Cat Day! No, not National Cat Day - that’s October 29, for those of us in the United States, and that day’s meant to appreciate our own cats (and make sure black cats are kept safe on Halloween).
International Cat Day is about ALL cats, but especially those that need saving in the wild! The LA Times has a list of ways you can spend a vacation helping cats, and if you want to help wild cats with a donation, the Wildlife Conservation Fund is consistently one of the most successful and highly-rated organizations out there. 

Clouded Leopard
The clouded leopard is only about 2-3 ft (0.6 to 0.9m) tall, but is incredibly strong, with hook-like claws. These let the little carnivores descend trees head-first, like a squirrel, and hang upside-down on branches. They kill prey on the ground and thanks to their excellent climbing skills, can carry it up trees, to keep it away from scavengers. Most leopards haul kills into the branches, but none are proportionally as strong and dexterous as the clouded. 
A Handbook to the Carnivora. Part I. Cats, Civets, and Mungooses. Richard Lydekker, 1896.
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Release and restructuring
Yesterday, I went to a Yusef Komunyakaa reading.
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Some days I ask myself…
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First draft, worst draft!
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"English is an endearingly mongrel language – although if it really were a mongrel, it would be, I imagine, the colonial kind that crashes unnervingly into other people’s picnics to bring back linguistic goodies."
Barbarisms at the gates - FT.com (via oupacademic)
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transitmaps:

Historical Map: New York Metropolitan Transit Authority 1968 Plan for Rail Improvement and Transit Expansion
Courtesy of the new and already indispensable hyperrealcartography Tumblr, here’s a simply stunning set of New York transit planning maps from the late 60s.
In this modern age of computer-aided map design, a lot of time can be spent trying to digitally replicate this watercolour look, but it’s hard to beat the real thing (although Stamen’s lovely map tiles do a pretty good job!).
The north pointer — successfully and cleverly integrating the then-brand-new MTA logo — is also worthy of note.
(Source: hyperrealcartography)
transitmaps:

Historical Map: New York Metropolitan Transit Authority 1968 Plan for Rail Improvement and Transit Expansion
Courtesy of the new and already indispensable hyperrealcartography Tumblr, here’s a simply stunning set of New York transit planning maps from the late 60s.
In this modern age of computer-aided map design, a lot of time can be spent trying to digitally replicate this watercolour look, but it’s hard to beat the real thing (although Stamen’s lovely map tiles do a pretty good job!).
The north pointer — successfully and cleverly integrating the then-brand-new MTA logo — is also worthy of note.
(Source: hyperrealcartography)
transitmaps:

Historical Map: New York Metropolitan Transit Authority 1968 Plan for Rail Improvement and Transit Expansion
Courtesy of the new and already indispensable hyperrealcartography Tumblr, here’s a simply stunning set of New York transit planning maps from the late 60s.
In this modern age of computer-aided map design, a lot of time can be spent trying to digitally replicate this watercolour look, but it’s hard to beat the real thing (although Stamen’s lovely map tiles do a pretty good job!).
The north pointer — successfully and cleverly integrating the then-brand-new MTA logo — is also worthy of note.
(Source: hyperrealcartography)