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Arabian Nights, Illustration by Kay Nielsen, 1917. Source: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/01/20/visions-of-the-jinn-arabian-nights-illustrations/

J’ai Tant Reve de Toi

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Like Scheherazade, she weaves her tales, stringing words together as if they are charms, adding stars and rubies and angel wings to each story. He summons her each night and then waits, hungry for her words,…

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Santa Fe Miracle #1

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Santa Fe’s Frank Ortiz dog park is a sprawling mishmash of trails and brush, winding through an arroyo and up several hills. The park has two entrances, and I can never remember which lot I’ve…

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Robbie the Rodeo Clown

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Big things are happening for Robbie the Rodeo Clown. In the Delta Airlines waiting area at the Atlanta Airport, he bounces up and down, heel, toe, heel, toe, chatting up anyone who will talk to him….

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Learning to Fly, Learning to Live

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On the day I flew without safety lines for the first time, it was a Tuesday morning in April, the San Francisco cerulean sky stretching cloudless above the Bay Bridge as I drove to Trapeze…

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The Shaman of Port Authority

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I stand in front of Port Authority in New York, bundled in fleece and faux down, scarf wrapped up to my chin, clutching a Starbucks, contemplating how to kill two hours before my flying trapeze…

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The Game of Life

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Mark left when the snow arrived. He’d shown up in Scranton last spring, his California tan ruddied from his time on the streets, his hard luck story on a constant loop. Each week he bore…

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Inspiration: Writing

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Inspiration—Origin: Middle English (in the sense “divine guidance”); via Old French from Late Latin. Literally, in spirit. My favorite piece of my writing—a poem—sucks. It’s juvenile, which is appropriate, since I wrote it when I…

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Cutest Dog in the World FAQ

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Life with the cutest dog in the world—JuJu—comes with drawbacks. The cutest dog in the world tends to attract a lot of attention. Out on walks, everyone wants to greet him, pet him, ask questions…

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My Twitter Crush

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A new follower on Twitter intrigues me. I’m a discerning Twitter follower. Just because you follow me, doesn’t mean I’ll follow you back. The last thing I need is my Twitter feed clogged up with a…

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If Gemma Teller Were on Instagram

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“You never heart my posts on Instagram,” a dear friends complains. “I heart you in person,” I counter, perplexed. “I heart the hell out of you.” I think of the many ways I heart her,…

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