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Melissa McNallan I do laundry. There is nothing more boring and nothing that I like doing less than laundry. Doing laundry makes my mind wander and is the fastest…moreI do laundry. There is nothing more boring and nothing that I like doing less than laundry. Doing laundry makes my mind wander and is the fastest route back to typing at my desk. (less)
Melissa McNallan Researching, writing, revising, and then doing it all over again. Each element has a huge amount of fun and excitement to it for me.
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Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins

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Perhaps it is appropriate that as I write this it is lunch time and I am eating a cold meat and cheese sandwich on a small done, the sort made popular at funerals and in church basements. Its taste reminds me of being at a funeral in a Lutheran church basement in Blue Earth, Minnesota. Near the Iowa border, the town is most f...

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Anne Lamott
“Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report written on birds that he'd had three months to write, which was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books about birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, "Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

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