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Post-trip crash

It’s now a pattern. When I go on a trip or so anything semi-epic, which for my body is mudane for most people, I crash when I get back. Am doing that now. Of course, I also have all the work that piled up while I was gone plus all that has come in while […]

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Bloggish, smoggish.

I’ve been a bad, bad blogger. So much for the blog schedule: all that did was make a more tidy measure of how I wasn’t blogging. Ah, well. It was a nice try. As for what I’ve been doing…well. Some writing, actually! Broke well into Temple Boy. Have A Private Gentleman on a hold that […]

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Summer School: Shakespeare for Writers Class

I’m sending a handful of you who said you were interested (and whose email I already have) the official PDF flyer of the course. You can email me to get a .pdf copy of your own, read this same stuff on my website, or simply continue reading below. Current Session: June 15-August 10, 2011Cost: $50 […]

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“Mom, somebody got their snark all over my happy place!” or When Snark Goes Too Far

  by Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton We came up for the idea of this post in chat as we were both were feeling frustrated by different kinds of snark. Political snark, social snark, snark against other writers, against our spouses, against the world in general. Sometimes it seems like nine out of ten tweets […]

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Somewhere between muses pondering & writer avoiding

I have not been writing. I put in a good show April 17th, and that was it. Oh, I’ve had some good excuses. The day after that we had to put Blair down. The next day I had a release which had made me nervous even theoretically and then had about fifty things happen to […]

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Monday Roundup

First of all, thank you so much to everyone who commented about Blair, here, on twitter, and on Facebook, and in email. Your comments meant a lot to all of us here at Chez Cullinan. We are all hanging in there. Mostly we’ve all been so exhausted that simple functioning is sometimes difficult. Today so […]

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The Beauty of Pain

 "Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something."—The Princess Bride   One of the greatest tragedies of our current culture, I think, is what is best described as the "cult of safety." I’m not sure how we got here, and I’m not sure it’s new, but between technology and generations upon generations […]

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Baby, you can buy it: The Seventh Veil is on sale now

Buy it! Buy it! Send my kid to college! Buy link Blurb: As a bisexual bastard born to a country stuck in antiquated mores and ideals, Charles Perry had learned long ago to set his sights low: all he wants is a drink, a dram, and a whore of each gender to share them with. […]

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“Come and play with the black kitten” : A Loving Goodbye to Blair

(This is going to be another wrenching post. Writing it to the cat and for those who love him. Probably need a box of tissues.) Dearest Blair, Well, sweetheart, here we are. While I’m writing this you’re lying on the couch beside me, miserable as all fuck, wheezing and weary. You haven’t eaten for days, […]

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