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Tomorrow I fly to Colorado Springs. Weather permitting, I’ll land around 4:30pm. So far my only plans for Thursday night are to unpack and iron my conference finery, and if I have any brain left from traveling I’ll write another episode of Percival. If any of you going to the conference or already in Colorado […]

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[See Return of the Grail Bearer 1, in which Sir Percival embarks on a quest down the River of Story.] Percival twisted back to ask the author where they were — conversation was difficult in a tandem kayak. She was squinting up at the constellations with such concentration, he did not interrupt her. “Perfect,” she […]

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Percival hid behind the curtain of willow branches in full leaf, watching the knights practice jousting across the river. He wove the slenderest willow withes he could find into his first suit of armor, and put it on over the furs and hides that were all the clothing of his feral childhood. This was his […]

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Here’s something I wish I’d known a few weeks earlier: When my late brother-in-law Zach got diagnosed with his cancer, he felt like he had some broken ribs — it hurt to breathe in a particular area — but he didn’t remember an incident that might have broken them. Turned out cancer that had started […]

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Here’s what I can’t figure out: Why is there not more buzz about Sebastien de Castell’s Greatcoats series? The debut volume, Traitor’s Blade, was my favorite book of 2014. The second, Knight’s Shadow, is my favorite of 2015, and it’s hard to imagine the rest of the year bringing me a book I could like […]

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