I woke up Saturday morning and spent an hour or two in front of the space heater, in my pajamas, working on a cup of coffee and trying to thaw out from the Bay Area cold snap. Sleeping in the small cedar cabin where I reside has been a little more of a challenge since the temperature's been hovering in the 30s over the last week. I was pretty floored to receive an email from Jess Hoffman, one of the editors of http://www.makeshiftmag.com/ , that the sections from my memoir in progress, Dirty River, had been nominated for a Pushcart Prize! http://www.pushcartprize.com/index.html
The Pushcart Prize is, to quote from their website:
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