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Deadlines for the film, deadlines for Samudre Media clients, deadlines abounding everywhere. It’s deadline Whack-a-Mole season.We’re both finally over the bronchitis (Vasant still has the cough, but he got his energy back today.) We are back in fighting form just in time to start scrambling on everything right now.
We’re pulling all-nighters for at least the next week. I might start dropping key elements of the English language after a bit. Walk into a wall or two. It’ll be okay. We thrive in pressure. Specifically, if you have a very loose, end-product-only definition of the word “thrive,” which we do. 
I hope all of your Octobers are going well and are full of fun trips to sincere pumpkin patches, lovely apple orchards, and cheesy haunted houses. 

Deadlines for the film, deadlines for Samudre Media clients, deadlines abounding everywhere. It’s deadline Whack-a-Mole season.

We’re both finally over the bronchitis (Vasant still has the cough, but he got his energy back today.) We are back in fighting form just in time to start scrambling on everything right now.

We’re pulling all-nighters for at least the next week. I might start dropping key elements of the English language after a bit. Walk into a wall or two. It’ll be okay. We thrive in pressure. Specifically, if you have a very loose, end-product-only definition of the word “thrive,” which we do. 

I hope all of your Octobers are going well and are full of fun trips to sincere pumpkin patches, lovely apple orchards, and cheesy haunted houses. 

Rebecca Brinson was the best boss I ever had. We worked together at Hugo House years ago, and I’ve been in awe of her since the first day I met her. Stylish, savvy, quick and determined, on top of being a great writer and a skilled editor, she is now co-helming the new organization City of Literature with one of my favorite authors, Seattle’s own Ryan Boudinot.

I’m so excited to be here filming the first of their many events as we, as a city, bid to be part of UNESCO Creative Cities network, to be designated as the City of Literature.

Braised chicken in caramelized onions, celery, carrots, rosemary, garlic. Add water and sherry and two cups of wild rice. Sprinkled with gruyere. Serve with roasted acorn squash and voilà: MAGIC FALL DINNER!

I may be going crazy on the film, but I made time to cook this tonight. I needed a nice cozy meal.

I’ve reached that point in my year where coffee is no longer helping, just maintaining awakeness, as in, “Oh it’s 11am and I shouldn’t go back to bed. Where’d I put that pot of extremely concentrated french press?” At this point I usually do a detox, but that’s a luxury I can’t afford while producing. So intravenous coffee consumption is next…

I’ve reached that point in my year where coffee is no longer helping, just maintaining awakeness, as in, “Oh it’s 11am and I shouldn’t go back to bed. Where’d I put that pot of extremely concentrated french press?” At this point I usually do a detox, but that’s a luxury I can’t afford while producing. So intravenous coffee consumption is next…

Filming former US poet laureate Kay Ryan at Hugo House, who opens with an amazing and heartbreaking poem “After Zeno.” Her Word Works talk tonight is on the oft-overlooked function and mechanics of rhyme in poetry. I love the occasional rhyme in poetry and love hearing this amazing poet who brought rhyming back, in defiance to so many who looked down on rhyme in the 20th century.

Filming former US poet laureate Kay Ryan at Hugo House, who opens with an amazing and heartbreaking poem “After Zeno.”

Her Word Works talk tonight is on the oft-overlooked function and mechanics of rhyme in poetry. I love the occasional rhyme in poetry and love hearing this amazing poet who brought rhyming back, in defiance to so many who looked down on rhyme in the 20th century.