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Dec
27
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Sour Milk, Bitter Herbs, and a Word Containing Grief

If you're in Canada, this informational google doc is updated almost daily with information, scripts, and direct actions
4 min read
Jun
17
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Letter of News: Glasgow, Signed Books, Otherworldly

Dear Friends, I'm writing to you from Glasgow, Scotland, where I've been for the better part
4 min read
May
20
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Letter of News: Wayward, Yellowface, and Kind of a Big Deal

Dear Friends, I promise this isn't a daily newsletter! These are merely extraordinary circumstances! I'm writing
2 min read
Feb
27
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Letter of News: Columns of Witches Dressed as People

Dear friends, February's felt uncharacteristically long, and I think it's mostly been the snow. But today
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Nov
29
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Letter of News: Columns and Keynotes

Dear Friends, This is not the newsletter in which I talk about Twitter being gutted by a billionaire buffoon, or
5 min read
May
27
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Florence + the May Sheen

Dear Friends, During this month of May I had a perfect week. It was not this past week, which has
5 min read
Apr
08
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Friday Open Thread (with April)

Dear Friends, Against all odds it's April, the Cruellest Month as per The Waste Land [https://www.poetryfoundation.
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Dec
03
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Friday Open Thread (with December and Gifts)

Dear Friends, It's December, Sagittarius season, and my birthday month, bringing with it the end of the teaching
2 min read
Apr
20

NYT Otherworldly Column: Princesses, Priestesses and Time Travel

[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/books/review/merry-spinster-daniel-mallory-ortberg.html] My second column for the NYT Book Review is
Feb
22

First OTHERWORLDLY column at the NYT Book Review

My first column for the NYTBR is here [https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/21/books/review/new-science-fiction-fantasy.html] ! The
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