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I’ve done some of the best writing of my entire life over the past few weeks.

Things I’d never thought about, never written about. The pages are just whizzing right by, the words shooting out, unstoppable, like oil from a well in There Will Be Blood.

This period of pronounced activity started after the holidays, when I decided to do something I hadn’t done in many years, something I really hadn’t done since I was a child, since I was in school.