The Shadow
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The Shadow

This Writer’s Life

In Praise of the Writing Slope

A search for better posture led me to new ways and new reasons for writing

Because 2020 just wasn’t quite done with me, I began 2021 with a bulging disc and excruciating pain that radiated down to my ankle. I couldn’t stand up straight, I couldn’t walk, I practically couldn’t move without sobbing.



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L.D. Burnett

Writer and historian from / in California’s Great Central Valley. Book, “Western Civilization: The History of an American Idea,” under contract w/ UNC Press.