Opium Magazine is holding a 500-word memoir contest. To judge from last year‘s winner, theyre looking for edge, so don’t be shy. Go for it! And if you win, and you heard about it here, be sure to let me know.

Some time ago I lamented the loss of mytranslation” (inprogress) of a 17th century horsemanship manual. At last, I’ve found it (!), tucked onto a travel hard drive in San Miguel. Back up, back up, back up … ! I don’t know if I will do anything more with this work, but it sickened me to think of the loving hours I’d spend on it.