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a uniquely portable magic: on books and doors and gateways

Photo by Natalie Collins on Unsplash When I was little, I used to read everything I could get my hands on. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t read. I don’t remember when I started, but there are family stories of me coming up to my grandmother or aunt or uncle with a book in my hand and asking “what’s this word?” There are family stories of me reading things that were far too mature for my age. I didn’t care what I was reading, as long as I was  ...

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thinky thoughts: turning a hobby into a career

Photo by Bryan Minear on Unsplash   I used to love to write stories. I could spend hours plotting them out, talking about them with people, giggling over details, and then putting the actual words down on paper. I would write no matter what – when I worked night shift at a hotel, where I had long stretches of nothing but sitting at the front desk, I wrote. When I worked in a coffee shop, I’d scribble things down on receipts and scraps of paper during breaks. When I worked as a  ...

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