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How running a marathon is going to help me publish a novel

By Kate Blackwood / October 9, 2022

What can I learn from this specific, athletic, amateur activity and apply it to the messy, years-long process of crafting a piece of literature?

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Five irreplaceable, unduplicatable things I love about Ithaca

By Kate Blackwood / August 18, 2022

You won’t find these unmistakable landmarks anywhere else. And I miss them.

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News of the vast and the minuscule

By Kate Blackwood / July 17, 2022

Two machines fired up this month to help us see into the extremes of being – the cosmically large and the incredibly tiny. Witnessing both searches, I’m catching on to the importance of seeking out where we came from and what we’re made of.

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Ambient noise and distant windows: A history of my offices

By Kate Blackwood / July 2, 2022

Started in early June to celebrate a move into my very own office space, this post has taken a month to draft, during which life has changed yet again.

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