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The Sameness of Christmas (2013.12.27)
Christmas is the same as every other day because you won't log off Facebook.

Love Note (2013.12.13)
Amber leaves a love note, but it doesn't mean she's leaving.

Media Matter (2013.11.15)
Please stop insulting what people love.

Season of the Witch (2013.10.26)
Xen muses about the language of religion.

The Proposal (2013.10.18)
Xen proposes to Amber at Poet's Walk, during a partial lunar eclipse.

A Bronx Tail (2013.08.29)
Xen has a soggy day at the zoo.

Lake George 2013 (2013.08.24)
Xen and family return to Lake George and have a just about perfect day, minus the bloodshed caused by hungry goblins.

Beers' Night Out (2013.08.09)
The semi-annual Guys' Night Out (aka "Let's Get Sloshed at Various Breweries" Night) occurs.

Barney, Bieber, and Butts: Tivoli Writing (2013.08.05)
Xen finds children make exquisite corpses.

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Moment (2013.08.01)
Amber contemplates proposing with a pen.

Delicious Activism (2013.07.24)
Amber declares war on Monsanto with homemade cereal and Manhattan clam chowder.

Is It You or Is It Me? (2013.07.06)
Amber has her gallery opening at The Art Riot.

Prefab Teepee (2013.06.28)
Amber and Xen managed to not die of smoke inhalation in the midst of a storm on the second anniversary of their meeting.

Lighthouse Keeper (2013.06.25)
Amber and Xen join Dan and Holly at the Saugerties Lighthouse for a perfect day. Xen uses this to mention why Amber is delightful.

Return of the Meli (2013.06.21)
Melanie visits. Amber becomes an anarchist.

Empty Chairs (2013.06.14)
Xen reads to empty chairs.

The Balancing Act (2013.06.09)
Xen is sometimes an introvert, even at housewarming parties he throws.

A Room of One's Own (2013.06.01)
Xen and Amber move into a new apartment. Okay, Xen moves into a new apartment and Amber makes bracelets.

Success in the Arts (2013.05.20)
Xen doesn't like doing events, but he needs to perpetuate his myth a bit.

Holly and Dan (2013.05.06)
Xen and Amber acquire couple friends. Xen assumes they are serial killers.

Ludwig Montesa (2013.04.09)
Ludwig Montesa, unofficial ambassador of New Paltz, dies.

God Is Not What You Imagine (2013.04.06)
Xen sees Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, though finds the experience less intimate and powerful, mostly owing to expectations and a sense of entitlement.

Options (2013.03.16)
Xen and Amber don't want to leave the Hudson Valley, but will if they have to.

Half Life (2013.03.10)
Friendships fade away, but that doesn't mean you do.

Ambush Discontinuity (2013.03.05)
Xen muses about pornography and sex.

No Such Convention 2013 (2013.02.24)
Xen is a guest and panelist at No Such Convention 2013.

Blanket Fort (2013.02.15)
Amber makes Xen a blanket fort for Valentine's Day.

Closer to Homeless (2013.01.24)
The governor threatens Xen's job for political points.

Artificial Gods and Real Authors (2013.01.21)
Xen has another book released and does not feel that his work is at an end.

New Year's 2013 (2013.01.01)
Xen time travels back to 1913 for absinthe and French toast.

Thomm Quackenbush is an author and teacher in the Hudson Valley. Double Dragon publishes four novels in his Night's Dream series (We Shadows, Danse Macabre, and Artificial Gods, and Flies to Wanton Boys). He has sold jewelry in Victorian England, confused children as a mad scientist, filed away more books than anyone has ever read, and tried to inspire the learning disabled and gifted. He is capable of crossing one eye, raising one eyebrow, and once accidentally groped a ghost. When not writing, he can be found biking, hiking the Adirondacks, grazing on snacks at art openings, and keeping a straight face when listening to people tell him they are in touch with 164 species of interstellar beings. He likes when you comment.

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