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on writing, rewriting, & taking notes

How Toni Morrison Fostered a Generation of Black Writers | The New Yorker

Hilton Als talks to Toni Morrison about her work and how being a black female writer gives her a richer perspective as a novelist.
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Indira Ganesan, Hudson Light from Piermont, NY, 2018

Strange Attractors | University of Massachusetts Press

Strange Attractors | University of Massachusetts Press
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Forthingcoming work in this anthology in March 2019



Sometime in May I flipped an omelet in the pan, just like Julia Child told us to. A flick of the wrist, a little faith, and two cooked eggs aloft, turning, landing softly. A flick, faith, and turn.

Now I literally have a different wrist.  It has a metal rectangular plate inside held to my bones by pins, and outwardly looks slightly different from my left.  There is a red, raised scar.  Four months after surgery, there is still pain and stiffness, and I am making more of an effort not to start every conversation with “Did you know I broke my wrist?”

I made an omlet yesterday.  One egg.  Ghee.  It slid easily onto the dish, which was more than I hoped.  I added too much salt, but it was fine, nevertheless.