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Holiday

Ftrain on Holiday

A holdiay notice - by my own rules no section can be removed. So I'll slot this in somewhere.

Ftrain is on Holiday. More joy to believers and non-believers alike!

On January 1, I will start to write again, backwards and forwards in the palindromic year. Away I go. I will then also release the modified code for the site, so if you'd like to run your own Ftrain, get ready.

This was a year of impermanence and breakage, of collapsing buildings and companies falling apart, of travel, clients stiffing me thousands, relationships composed entirely of wasted time, novels beginning and faltering at the 50th page. But in Israel, looking at the night's purple sky, in Brooklyn, walking across Prospect Park with a friend as fall set in, on 9th St, cooking my own dinner and sitting down to work, I found some new patterns and rhythms. I stuffed my desires in my suitcase and took off for the world and, chasing a spiral inwards, ended up back in Brooklyn; Brooklyn floats along on words and carries me with it.

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About the author: I've been running this website from 1997. For a living I write stories and essays, program computers, edit things, and help people launch online publications. (LinkedIn). I wrote a novel. I was an editor at Harper's Magazine for five years; then I was a Contributing Editor; now I am a free agent. I was also on NPR's All Things Considered for a while. I still write for The Morning News, and some other places.

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