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Longform You Have to Read: Moving to the Country

In a world where you have more options for satisfying your longform reading needs than ever, your friends here at Flavorwire are taking the time once a week to highlight some of the best that journalism has to offer. 727 more words


how where we live changes who we are

“I don’t know why I did that–I hate doing that Yankee accent,” a southern coworker of mine said after imitating a New Yorker. “New Yorkers are the only people who leave a place and then never stop telling you how much better it is than everywhere else.” 460 more words

The pangs of loving and leaving a city

I chanced upon a post about Joan Didion’s ‘Goodbye to all that’ on DailyLit and it got me curious enough to get my hands on a copy of Didion’s classic essay. 384 more words


On Keeping a Notebook

“Remember what it was to be me: that is always the point.” – Joan Didion

I first encountered Joan Didion when I read a book of essays called… 982 more words

Words & Opinions

Was Anyone Ever So Young?

I hear those words, strung together by Joan Didion, so often in my mind- especially these days, hot, and cooling off, the temperature of going back to school. 1,033 more words


When would reality dawn?

Scotland is an excitable place right now. Frenetic almost. There is a barrage of facebook and twitter activity directed particularly at the under 25 voter – all giving the impression that the majority want separation from the United Kingdom. 72 more words


Book to Read: Goodbye To All That

In 1967, Joan Didion wrote an essay entitled “Goodbye To All That,’ which articulated her deep love of New York, and the realization that it was time to leave the city and start a new phase of her life.  96 more words