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Entries from Tucson

Photos · · Tucson

This is what it looks like. It’s when Hiram makes blue corn tortillas for dinner quesadillas but not what it looks like when you wake up angry, from a dream that a family of four has cut in front of

This is what it looks like. It’s when Hiram makes blue corn tortillas for dinner quesadillas but not what it looks like when you wake up angry, from a dream that a family of four has cut in front of

This is what it looks like. It’s when Hiram makes blue corn tortillas for dinner quesadillas but not what it looks like when you wake up angry, from a dream that a family of four has cut in front of you in line at the Blue Willow and is ordering blueberry pancakes to go. What kind of nightmare monsters buy carry out pancakes? Good morning!

Notes · · Tucson

Amanda Gris

What if the novel in you is one you yourself would never read? A beach novel, a blockbuster, a long, windy, character-driven literary drama that ends sadly? What if the one novel in you is the opposite of your idea of yourself?
― Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays

Photos · · Tucson

Orange ya glad you learned to use a can opener? Half a cup evaporated milk, half a cup half-and-half, 4 oz unsweetened dark chocolate, tablespoon cocoa powder, tablespoon sugar. Combine in a double bo

Orange ya glad you learned to use a can opener? Half a cup evaporated milk, half a cup half-and-half, 4 oz unsweetened dark chocolate, tablespoon cocoa powder, tablespoon sugar. Combine in a double bo

Orange ya glad you learned to use a can opener? Half a cup evaporated milk, half a cup half-and-half, 4 oz unsweetened dark chocolate, tablespoon cocoa powder, tablespoon sugar. Combine in a double boiler over medium heat until it’s all dissolved together. Keep stirring! Let it cool a bit. Pour into molds. Poke with sticks. Freeze. Lick or bite.

Notes · · Tucson

Sometimes it’s harder to notice a place you think you know well

Sometimes it's harder to notice a place you think you know well; your eyes glide over it, seeing it but not seeing it at all. It's almost as if familiarity gives you a kind of temporary blindness. I had to force myself to look harder and try to see beyond the concept of library that was so latent in my brain. ― Susan Orlean, The Library Book

Links · · Catherine Lacey

Everyone knows a heart

Everyone knows a heart is just responsible for filling a thing with blood, except it never fills love with blood because no one can do that because love comes when it wants and it leaves when it wants and it gets on an airplane and goes wherever it wants and no one can ever ask love not to do that, because that is part of the risk of love, the worthwhile risks of it, that it will leave if it feels like leaving and that is the cost of it and it is worth it, worth it, worth it. — Catherine Lacy,  The Healing Center