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Brooklyn, NY
Contributor, New York Times Magazine — New York Times

Writer, reader, critic. Recently in @Harpers, @NYTMag, @Awl, and @Tin_House. Writing a book for @RandomHouse about the science and superstition of ancestry.

Elizabeth Bishop with her cat,...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — deviatesinc: Elizabeth Bishop with her cat, Minnow, 1938 photos by Louise Crane "Darling Minnow, drop that frown, / Just cooperate, / Not a kitten shall be drowned / In the Marxist state." - Bishop, "Lullaby for the Cat," 1937.

Manhood and Moonshine

maudnewton.tumblr.com — thebegats: tinglealley: Lowell grew up in North Carolina in a small tobacco town. His father was the youngest of eight, and when Lowell was a kid his uncles would talk a lot about another branch of the Allen family that lived over the mountains in Virginia.

Maud Newton • Every thought is a passing memory.

maudnewton.tumblr.com — Every thought is a passing memory.-- According to Pema Chödrön, this is another way to phrase the second point of mind training (usually articulated, far less accessibly to me, as "regard all dharmas as dreams"). For "thought," you can substitute experience or desire or feeling, or, really, anything.

Maud Newton • The Random Darknet Shopper, an automated online...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — The Random Darknet Shopper, an automated online shopping bot with a budget of $100 a week in Bitcoin, is programmed to do a very specific task: go to one particular marketplace on the Deep Web and make one random purchase a week with the provided allowance.

Maud Newton • First two sentences of Rebecca Solnit’s latest*:...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — First two sentences of Rebecca Solnit's latest*: "The story of Cassandra, the woman who told the truth but was not believed, is not nearly as embedded in our culture as that of the Boy Who Cried Wolf-that is, the boy who was believed the first few times he told the same lie.

Maud Newton • Wild Geese

maudnewton.tumblr.com — by Mary Oliver You do not have to be good.You do not have to walk on your kneesfor a hundred miles through the desert repenting.You only have to let the soft animal of your bodylove what it loves.Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.Meanwhile the world

"I’ve always been jealous of my...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — thebegats: "I've always been jealous of my parents' looks, actually. Both of them were devastatingly beautiful. And beautiful in a way that I still don't think I inherited. (Don't tell the ghosts in my family what I just told you.) After meeting my mother once, a middle school teacher said to me, the next day, 'Your mother is gorgeous.

Maud Newton • That time my social media blocker set itself to...

Cyberfairy Magic

theawl.com — I'm writing a book on deadline and keeping my job, so most of my day goes to work of one kind or another. Often I tell myself that I can't spare the time to meet friends for dinner, or to go to a museum or a party or reading.

Maud Newton • Here’s my mom, in the December 1, 1968, issue of...

maudnewton.tumblr.com — Here's my mom, in the December 1, 1968, issue of the Dallas Morning News, just before or after she separated from her first husband. Evidently she was president of the Dallas Cat Club. The accompanying article notes that membership really took off during her term, which isn't surprising.
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Jan 23, 2015

(By the time I tweet again the days will be 20 minutes longer! Happy end of January to all.)

Jan 23, 2015

Going offline until Feb but tomorrow @NewAmericaNYC posts family tree panel audio w/ @ajjacobs, Wilhelmina Rhodes Kelly, @chris_whitten & me

Jan 22, 2015

@barerliterary @hhharlow I read an earlier wonderful version for which @alexanderchee keeps apologizing (????). 2/16 can't come soon enough!

Jan 22, 2015

(In that portion of her very thoughtful remarks, @luxlotus was paraphrasing Patrick Modiano's Nobel Lecture: bit.ly/modianolecture)

Jan 22, 2015

Always being logged on consumes the intimacy & privacy that nurtures in us an essential depth of character--@luxlotus bit.ly/intipriv

Jan 22, 2015

@terryteachout It also appeared in a Richard Ford essay that no one seems to remember: maudnewton.com/blog/on-the-ki… (3rd graf from end)

Jan 22, 2015

Left my neighborhood! Then came home and had chicken soup.

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