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September, Matsumoto

 September. The air is hot, humid, almost tropical, damp and soft and warm against my skin, and full of the sound of cicadas. I didn’t think I’d be back here now. I wasn’t sure I’d come back here to live … Continue reading

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canadian summer

I’m back again from the northern lake-lands, bug-bitten, itching and inspired. My hard drive is full of new work. I’m dreaming of canoes and hot summer nights while I’m busy making plans for the autumn. It’s almost my birthday. The … Continue reading

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off the starting blocks

I envy writers whose lives you fall immediately into, heavy and hot and breathless. You know how they feel and think and they let you in, completely, to their world. Me? I’ve always been a watcher. I stand at the … Continue reading

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lakeshore

Sometimes I wish I lived on the shores of a lake, and could watch the weather change. I feel I live thinly, spread out across the world: sometimes I can’t even tell you where I’m from. I long for density … Continue reading

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