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About greycitywhitenorth

Canadian born, Chicago raised writer. Contributer to The A.V. Club. Wearer of Brooks Brothers.

Thursday, January 31st 2013

Kevin, It’s my last day at Brush Creek, and thus the last day of our little experiment (I’ll probably post more stuff as time goes on, but doubt at this regularity). Just in the past few days I’ve finished The … Continue reading

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Monday, January 28th 2013

Kevin, So I’ve been having a bit of a debate with my friend Alex Heimbach over how to read Pale Fire. The book is in 3 sections – an introduction, a long lyrical poem, and endnotes to that poem. I … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Kevin, I’m going to be lazy tonight, so here’s the latest song I wrote. It’s partially about our collective trials this past year (for anyone else reading, 2012 was, well…disappointing in places).   – N

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Monday, January 21st 2013

Kevin, I don’t know about you, but being up here has made me nostalgic. Something about the fact that I’ve been ripped from my everyday concerns (albeit I’m still on the internet, ALL THE TIME) makes me think about my … Continue reading

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Saturday, January 19 2013

Kevin, I’ve been thinking a lot about “showing and telling.” The old adage in fiction is to “show and not tell.” Which, frankly, is bullshit, but covers up a more important point. But let me give an example: Austerlitz, the … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 16th 2012

Kevin, I’ve got another song to share, but there’s still plenty of time for you to hear my terrible attempts at lyrics. I just got back from snowmobiling, which was really not my thing. Here’s a look at me with … Continue reading

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Saturday, January 12th 2012

Kevin, It’s the weekend, though that doesn’t matter much here. Every day is basically the same – I wake up, trudge through the snow to my office, and watch Dr. Who before settling in to get some work done. I … Continue reading

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