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Megan Cottrell‘s outstanding blog One Story Up is moving from Chicago Now to True/Slant. Update your bookmarks accordingly: http://trueslant.com/megancottrell/. And while you’re there, do check out Not From Here by Nathan Deuel, a gifted writer and an old college classmate of mine.