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Tereza Jarnikova

Tereza thinks a coffee pot, a wool sweater, and a bicycle are as good a start as any. She likes stories and northern latitudes. Her personal website is http://www.evaporatedkid.com/. Send her your thoughts on any of this at tjarnik at gmail dot com.

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