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Jean Synodinos | Austin, TX



My NYC Marathon: NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo: it’s not a foot race, but it is definitely a marathon. Ever heard of it? It’s National Novel Writing Month. Every year, tens of thousands of fools commit to writing a 50,000 word first draft in the month of November.

This year, I’m one of them.  Continue reading “My NYC Marathon: NaNoWriMo”

The Birthday Memo

Lucky, lucky me. It’s been a great day, and as you can tell from the picture, here we are, Freida and me, by the fire under a full moon, so that’s a fine life.

Continue reading “The Birthday Memo”

A Few (More) Haiku for Summer


The fine summer sand
That stole home in your sneakers
Kisses your toes in fall. Continue reading “A Few (More) Haiku for Summer”


There’s a song destined for the next album. It’s called “Picture.”

My ex and I talk often, and I imagine it will be quite awhile before I stop thinking about what, to me, should have been a phenomenal partnership. Continue reading “Picture”

Specialization Begins At Home

Creativity of one sort or another is in the DNA of my people. Visual arts, performing arts — the bases are covered on both sides of the gene pool. So one might assume that my sister and I have each had wild and lifelong experiences bopping around from discipline to discipline. Continue reading “Specialization Begins At Home”

A Few Haiku for Summer

The weekend cowboy’s
Pressing business out of town
Left her eating dust. Continue reading “A Few Haiku for Summer”

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