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Claire Gebben
Attended Northwest Institute of Literary Arts
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Hair International
Heads up (pun intended). I just learned there is an International Hair and Beauty Show, which is celebrating its 25th year in 2017. It's happening in Secaucus, New Jersey, May 20-21. More details here . Speaking of international hair, the latest book on the...
Heads up (pun intended). I just learned there is an International Hair and Beauty Show, which is celebrating its 25th year in 2017. It's happening in Secaucus, New Jersey, May 20-21. More details here. Speaking of internation...
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Hair sculpture
When I saw this marble sculpture of Aurora (1900) by the French sculptor Denys Puech at the Musee D'Orsay, I knew I had to share it here. So cool.
When I saw this marble sculpture of Aurora (1900) by the French sculptor Denys Puech at the Musee D'Orsay, I knew I had to share it here. So cool.
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Hair snaps
My urge to snap photos of random hair -- on the streets, in a restaurant, while waiting in line -- may seem voyeuristic. I mean, we're not just talking hair here, we're talking the people styling it. Usually, I haven't asked their permission. Often, the pho...
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The manbun
You'd think I would notice a new hair trend, but it slipped right past me. "You post about hair?" Mary asked me at a recent gathering. "Have you talked about the manbun?" I hadn't. A quick browser search of the word sent me down a rabbit hole of terminology...
You'd think I would notice a new hair trend, but it slipped right past me. "You post about hair?" Mary asked me at a recent gathering. "Have you talked about the manbun?" I hadn't. A quick browser search of the word sent me d...
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Hair nits
To the uninitiated, the shame of head lice cannot be fully appreciated. Until my daughter contracted lice, I was glib. Certainly, it wouldn't happen to our family. "There's been an outbreak of head lice in the Sunday School," the Church Education Director t...
To the uninitiated, the shame of head lice cannot be fully appreciated. Until my daughter contracted lice, I was glib. Certainly, it wouldn't happen to our family. "There's been an outbreak of head lice in the Sunday School,"...
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Hair unfettered
One of the three basic facts of all existence, according to the Buddha, is impermanence , aka change. Hence, as philosophically as I am able, I must accept that my longtime hairstylist Jeff Carlson has decided to unfetter himself from his job at the hair sa...
One of the three basic facts of all existence, according to the Buddha, is impermanence, aka change. Hence, as philosophically as I am able, I must accept that my longtime hairstylist Jeff Carlson has decided to unfetter hims...
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He-who-must-not-be-named hair
I've had a bit of a personal crisis re: this November's hairpisode. The final months and weeks of our election were dominated by two main candidates, one of whom is distinctly orange in mien. I longed to post about his hair, but here's my problem -- the guy...
I've had a bit of a personal crisis re: this November's hairpisode. The final months and weeks of our election were dominated by two main candidates, one of whom is distinctly orange in mien. I longed to post about his hair, ...
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Hair politics in Brazil
The other day, I was talking with a friend who'd recently spent two years in Brazil.

"So tell me," I said, angling for a hairpisode. "Is there anything unique about hair in Brazil?" "Yes, there is," Jenny replied. "There's a definite hair politics."  "Hair...
The other day, I was talking with a friend who'd recently spent two years in Brazil. "So tell me," I said, angling for a hairpisode. "Is there anything unique about hair in Brazil?" "Yes, there is," Jenny replied. "There's a ...
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You'd think I would notice a new hair trend, but it slipped right past me. "You post about hair?" Mary asked me at a recent gathering. "Have you talked about the manbun?" I hadn't. I actually hadn't even known it existed. A q...
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Homage to big freaky hair
It's true, I was an American Idol fan, and in this past, final season, it wasn't just La'Porsha Renae's vocal chords that kept me transfixed. It was also her big freaky hair. On a quest for fashion trends re: the same, I came across a couple of sites. Fashi...
It's true, I was an American Idol fan, and in this past, final season, it wasn't just La'Porsha Renae's vocal chords that kept me transfixed. It was also her big freaky hair. On a quest for fashion trends re: the same, I came...
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Hair and humans
Calling all hair aficionados. Last month, Hair: A Human History arrived on bookstore shelves. The book covers hair science, hair history, and anthropological and cultural perspectives on hair fiber. Specifically, but not limited to, human hair. The importan...
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My first novel was 101 pages, in pencil, on ruled notebook paper. Many words later ...
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I am a life-long student, fascinated by people, especially our innermost longings and how we overcome our greatest challenges.

I love hiking, history, yoga, family and friends.
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My novel "The Last of the Blacksmiths" is now available in bookstores and on Amazon.
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  • Northwest Institute of Literary Arts
    MFA, Creative Writing, 2008 - 2011
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Maiden name: Patterson