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Checking In from the Balcony


Portland, OR :: So, I’ve had a lot going on these last few weeks. Jordan and I relaunched the main site for Burnside. I am writing a longish profile of an author for the January/February issue of Relevant, along with two short book reviews. I also signed a contract recently (with two co-authors) to write a book with a title I can’t tell you on a topic I can’t divulge for a publisher who will remain anonymous. All this on top of grant writing, which has been sporadic.

The manuscript for the book is due at the end of February, just before Kate and Molly and I head east. The profile and the book reviews will be done next week. I will have a few other assignments for the month of November, but nothing major. I should soon be able to settle back into a routine of writing for On the Narrow Road.

I appreciate Kate’s posts. She is picking up the slack on the blog, as at home, so I can get all my writing done. Thank you, sweetheart.

In other news, it’s good to be back in Portland for the evening, sitting next to Dave on our bench at 39th and Sandy Starbucks, heckling the baristas (Natalie and Ashley) like Statler and Waldorf in the Muppets. I’m going to Jon R.’s house later for a party sponsored by Tostino’s (Pizza Rolls and nacho cheese) and farewell butt-kicking in Halo.


1 Alexis { 10.30.09 at 6:29 pm }

I almost wish I was at work to see you guys with your laptops sitting on the bench…

2 kate { 10.30.09 at 10:35 pm }

You have been working very hard, honey. I’ll do anything to help you make this all happen. I love you!

3 ray { 10.30.09 at 11:09 pm }

Are you ghost writing this book? Two authors wasn’t enough? Good to see you have lots of writing to keep up with. Wish I could be there for the pizza rolls/Halo night. How I miss Portland and its people.

4 John { 10.31.09 at 10:10 am }

I’m not ghost writing. The book is a collection of essays and we’ve split up the writing three ways.

We had a good time last night. I invoked your name as some point last night and we all groaned that we missed you.

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