Category: vignettes

Kismuth means ‘destiny’

I’m in Vietnam. The past week we were having these enormous and blustering storms. I wrote this, then: So, it’s a very rainy day here. With my great wifi connection […]

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Protected: End of the Rainbow: Chapter 4

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A lovely sunny day / Một ngày nắng đẹp

I will try. To write the things. Straight up, without the abstraction that I usually put into these notes. Because it’s simplifying it: just telling a story, as it is, […]

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‘Figure it out’

No one can tell you how to design your life. You have to figure it out, yourself. Instead of talking about what I did and how I got to where […]

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Link | Slowing down to minimize ‘random thoughts and emotional outbursts’, check out Samir Shukla’s ‘Slow. It. Down’

Link | Slowing down to minimize ‘random thoughts and emotional outbursts’, check out Samir Shukla’s ‘Slow. It. Down’

You can’t change it, but you can adjust.. Reading about Gen X, I’m always kind of half-smiling when I see them describe us as ‘digitally savvy’. Yeah, I remember when […]

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Protected: That time on the bridge before the movie

Protected: That time on the bridge before the movie

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Protected: ‘Allow your emotions to flow’

Protected: ‘Allow your emotions to flow’

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Protected: A corner of Ka Đô

Protected: A corner of Ka Đô

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Protected: ‘Only a person who risks is free’

Protected: ‘Only a person who risks is free’

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Protected: Reconnexion

Protected: Reconnexion

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20 Years

It’s going to be 20 years, next year, since the events of my first book, The Elopement. Which, surprising everyone (especially me), got some actual press and accolades the very […]

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Protected: Moi non plus

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A new chapter. (Again).

This is fun. I have just gotten the green light on a thing, and I’m going to move forward with it. In the morning. Today I’m just gathering things, getting […]

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Dear RK

Dear RK

Welcome, to my universe.   Welcome back, to my life. Thank you for the email, today. Alright, then. Here we go! Starting again, from here. Why not ? ;) To […]

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Revisiting the poetry of 1999

I had a remarkable and extraordinary few weeks, just now, where I am, here in the spaces of writing and thinking, but mostly, experiencing. Offline. I have a lot of […]

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‘Virgo’

The lead story for this issue of S P C is called ‘Virgo.’ It’s part of a series of ‘zines’ for DK’s S P C that are specifically about Finland. […]

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Of two philosophies

Of two philosophies

I got into a long-winded conversation yesterday afternoon that turned into a two-minute, tight summary this morning about the topic of ‘letting it flow,’ versus designing structures for things so […]

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Realities of nomadism in the new era of COVID19

My amazing visa-help friends, well I think of them as friends, lol, since they got me out of a pinch in March, they are online, and I think, they are […]

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1981

  I’m writing a new story and this popped into it. This song! This film. Who remembers? Gosh… 1981. मेरे नसीब में तू है क्या तेरे नसीब में मैं हूँ […]

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A new book | ‘Finnmark’

Something new today. Here’s how it got made. Three months in the north of Finland at an artist residency program that let me sit still, quietly and largely alone, led […]

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Link | ‘The Definition of Lonely’ by Nellie Warren (Age 17)

Making my way around my usual news run, which includes a mashup from sources near, far, left, and middle, I found this story in the Irish Times. I really thought […]

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Protected: Unslowly

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Protected: Writing ‘Finnmark’

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Serendipities

A new beginning. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/serendipities-registration-day-tickets-104810769834  

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Protected: The invitation

Protected: The invitation

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SELF

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Link | Bernie Sanders, I hear you !

Link | Bernie Sanders, I hear you !

I like this. But Sanders submitted on Thursday that “the American people, especially in this unprecedented moment in American history, want to hear the ideas that will lead us away […]

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Protected: ‘Nobody knows how it can be like that,’ he said.

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Protected: A leaf in autumn

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Kismuth Vol. I: Kanishka

THE FEELING is intriguing. Of seeing this project… completed. It took me thirty years, if I have to tell the truth, but somehow the sharing of this story through that […]

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