Tag: writing

A work in progress

I remember on the road last year with Boss, in Vietnam, that we got a copy somehow of a short book by Hemingway called A Moveable Feast. Aside from the chauvinism and racism inherent in all things Hemingway, there was some really great dialogue. And a scene where Fitzgerald and Hemingway are in a room […]

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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 week it was launched on the internet. I know that’s an unusual thing to happen, but in those days (eight years ago) I was in […]

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July | Papers

‘Papers’ is a four-person international conversation, with depth and substance, in the cloud. We have 1 spot for July. Care to learn more ? Here’s a link.. https://paper.dropbox.com/doc/July-Papers–A2SxQSYgd~oTL8E28NgieDw9Ag-6s1wbh2NpCaUZlKwChrOv Stay safe. DK

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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 ready for it. The things, to come. Can’t wait to get started, but also, relishing this particular moment of in-between. Here I am, wrapping a […]

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A random encounter, part 9,999

Today I went for a little wander and wound up discovering the best place to sit and peoplewatch–that has aircon. Normally, I prefer outdoors, the sidewalks, the street life, but it’s just really, really hot today, and midday is the hottest, and due to some various things, I needed to be out and so, I […]

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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 people to thank for that, including but not limited to: T., P., and D. There are always those incredible things that happen when Kismuth goes […]

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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. And are fiction works. New genre for me. I was all over the place with memoir, and then, its natural segue, creative nonfiction, from 2012-2019. […]

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#77

Wrote about this zine, over at DK. Here’s a link. Issue #77

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Protected: Setting

Protected: Setting

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Protected: Unslowly

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Quiet Space

If you are reading, and wondering, ‘Where are the emails from Kismuth’s newsletters and stuff like that?’ The answer is: I stopped writing them. Cause lately, I’m doing other stuff that is where I give my full focus, and heightened attention. Yup. Everything else? [deleted]

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#65

This week’s issue of S P C is *wrapped!* Here’s a link. http://gum.co/space-secretlocation-cakewalk

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A new book | ‘Nostalgia Cà Phê’

This book is the result of half a dozen trips to Việt Nam, and the conversations that emerged when I was, or wasn’t, looking, and the composite feeling of being-there, and being-there in those moments, of quality connection, deep feeling, and exchanges that came because we were all in the right mood for it. Sometimes […]

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Protected: Was there an exchange of value?

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The next chapter..

I’m enjoying this. We’re going to do a call today with a few guests for a mini-teleconference call, ‘A Life That Isn’t Yours.’ Those will be the first people I send invitations to for our next set of conversations in the cloud, which is the good ol’ ‘Interactive Papers Project.’ After some test runs in […]

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Drifting into Rīga

 ‘Why Latvia?’ Me: ‘There was the Eurovision contest. Latvia was in it and I got curious….* That’s why. That’s why I wanted to come over here.’ [stares] ‘…’ ‘What? Why are you—‘ ‘That was like, a really really long time ago… my parents…’ [blushes] ‘For me, it wasn’t that long ago…’ *Wikipedia says, ‘Latvia won the […]

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Breakfast in Cambodia (2016)

Breakfast in Cambodia is a true story of disconnecting from life in a rich, Western country for one year on ‘the road’ in south and southeast Asia. Of landing in Phnom Penh, and reinventing a sense of self. What solitude, time, distance and quiet space can teach us about our innermost selves is the heart […]

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Protected: The Mirror

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