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nathan-burgoine's picture
Jan.01.2014
So last year (how weird to say that, though I know I'll be writing "2013" and scratching it out for days to come) I managed to write about a different short story every day of the year. I had someone ask me if I collected all of those titles in one place, and the honest answer is that would...
nathan-burgoine's picture
Dec.31.2013
Here I am, at the end of the year. Three hundred and sixty-five short stories. I'm not sure what I expected when I started this wee trip through short stories, beyond reminding myself to focus on the joy I get from short fiction. It definitely worked, and if I had any illusions about it...
nathan-burgoine's picture
Dec.30.2013
It was still quite busy in the store today. It's lovely for making the day swell by, but with many of those interactions being returns, it's sometimes a bit disheartening. I don't mean the people who got duplicates and want to swap for something else, but rather the people who come in and dump...
nathan-burgoine's picture
Dec.29.2013
Today was the end of my three day "recovery" from work, and I have to say it ended wonderfully with good friends, good wine, and lots of video games. It's dark out, of course, but it's good to know that the light is returning, and post-Christmas retail, it just feels lighter. I suppose that's...
robert-earle's picture
Dec.29.2013
I've had two new stories published this week and invite you to check them out.   "Cosa Buena" appears in Americandiplomacy.com "Snowfall" appears in brooklyner.org    
nathan-burgoine's picture
Dec.28.2013
I woke up this morning to find that my back had gone out without me. It's one thing, as you get older, to find that sometimes you forget to use your legs properly and you lift and there's that awful feeling in your back that says you did that wrong. It's another, however, to just wake up feeling...
nathan-burgoine's picture
Dec.27.2013
Never read the comments. I don't remember who told me that the first time - it would have been so many years ago now, back when modems made noise before one could connect to a BBS, and yes, I'm that old. It's still good advice, though. There are wonderful articles out there, beautiful pieces,...
gregory-wilson's picture
Dec.27.2013
Hi all,      It's been much too long since I last updated folks with news on me, but unfortunately (and fortunately) life often intrudes.  But there's been a lot of great stuff (and a few curveballs) over the past couple of months, and I wanted to get everyone up to...
nathan-burgoine's picture
Dec.26.2013
I'm quite glad to be past retail Christmas. It was a pretty rough year for me. I'm not getting younger, and adding that extra hour (or two!) of commute time on the front and back end of what is already an exhausting job of standing/moving/lifting/carrying/doing/t alking all day... well. It wasn'...
nathan-burgoine's picture
Dec.25.2013
Happy Christmas! Let's be honest, the thing that likely made me feel the most with Christmas cheer this morning was the ability to sleep in. Snuggled in my bed with my fella is pretty much the second best part of Christmas. The best part of Christmas is hanging out with my family and sharing a...