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Lecia Phinney
Attended University of Washington
Lives in Seattle, WA, United States
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Tomorrow morning, Abbott and I will leave the neighborhood while stars still glimmer overhead. His hockey team plays in a Canadian league; m...
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October 11
Since school started, I’ve been trying to absorb two new realities: that Cal is now in middle school; that Abbott is now in high school. Seven years from now, Alexi and I will pack Cal off to college, and then – what? The planet will inch toward change and ...
Since school started, I’ve been trying to absorb two new realities: that Cal is now in middle school; that Abbott is now in high school. Sev...
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January 28
Sunday, Alexi was going to grill steaks, but it turned out we were out of charcoal. He prepared to cook them, instead, in a cast-iron skillet, while I put together a Caesar salad. As we worked, I noticed that for the first time in forever, it seemed, it was...
Sunday, Alexi was going to grill steaks, but it turned out we were out of charcoal. He prepared to cook them, instead, in a cast-iron skille...
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January 7
Life is back to normal around here. School started up again. We’re looking forward. I’ve taken a good long walk every day. Early in the week, hoarfrost blanketed pockets of the neighborhood, and there were a few wet, fat snowflakes. I haven’t yet tired of t...
Life is back to normal around here. School started up again. We're looking forward. I've taken a good long walk every day. Early in the week, hoarfrost blanketed pockets of the neighborhood, and there were a few wet, fat snowflakes. I haven't yet tired of the winter landscape.
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December 18
A Star Wars encyclopedia comes hard wired into the brains of boys born to parents who watched the original movies first run when they were kids. I don’t know how it works, but there it is. I can’t talk for long today, because in a couple of hours, I’ll be g...
A Star Wars encyclopedia comes hard wired into the brains of boys born to parents who watched the original movies first run when they were kids. I don't know how it works, but there it is. I can't talk for long today, because in a couple of hours, I'll be going to see The Force Awakens with ...
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It’s been nine years since we moved into our house. On Christmas Day, I realized this has been my home longer than anyplace else. We wa...
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October 11
Since school started, I’ve been trying to absorb two new realities: that Cal is now in middle school; that Abbott is now in high school. Seven years from now, Alexi and I will pack Cal off to college, and then – what? The planet will inch toward change and ...
Since school started, I’ve been trying to absorb two new realities: that Cal is now in middle school; that Abbott is now in high school. Sev...
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October 11
Since school started, I’ve been trying to absorb two new realities: that Cal is now in middle school, and Abbott is now in high school. Seven years from now, Alexi and I will pack Cal off to college, and then – what? The planet will inch toward change and a...
Since school started, I’ve been trying to absorb two new realities: that Cal is now in middle school, and Abbott is now in high school. Seve...
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January 28
Sunday, Alexi was going to grill steaks, but it turned out we were out of charcoal. He prepared to cook them, instead, in a cast-iron skillet, while I put together a Caesar salad. As we worked, I noticed that, for the first time in forever, it seemed, it wa...
Sunday, Alexi was going to grill steaks, but it turned out we were out of charcoal. He prepared to cook them, instead, in a cast-iron skillet, while I put together a Caesar salad. As we worked, I noticed that, for the first time in forever, it seemed, it wasn't yet dark at that time of day.
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December 26
This week was a (mostly very happy) blur of preparations, family, and anticipation, and then it was Christmas Eve, and then the eve after the eve – the inevitable middle-of-the-night finishing of details after the boys are asleep – and then it was Christmas...
This week was a (mostly very happy) blur of preparations, family, and anticipation, and then it was Christmas Eve, and then the eve after the eve – the inevitable middle-of-the-night finishing of details after the boys are asleep – and then it was Christmas. I slept nearly twelve hours last ...
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December 10
Hello. It’s nice to be back here; like unlocking the front door after a vacation and then stepping inside, and it smells just right, and the magazines on the table in the entryway are right where I left them, but now have a layer of dust. The wind is hard a...
Hello. It's nice to be back here; like unlocking the front door after a vacation and then stepping inside, and it smells just right, and the magazines on the table in the entryway are right where I left them, but now have a layer of dust. The wind is hard and fierce today.
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Introduction
I live at the water's edge in Seattle with my husband, two boys, two cats, and a Corgi named Nelly.


Bragging rights
I'm currently working on a memoir interwoven with science, depicting the realities of living with a BRCA1 gene mutation. My book, Inheritance, will be published in September of 2016.
Education
  • University of Washington
    2003
  • Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
    1992
  • North Pole High School
    1988
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Female
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writer
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Seattle, WA, United States
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