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Hello to all this

I am reading the books recommended by Arnold Bennett in his self-help guide Literary Taste: How To Form It, first published in 1909 and reissued in 1938. 436 more words

World War One

Independence Day

9 pm July 4th, 2014 found me on the couch (in front of yet another episode of Call the Midwife), in sweatpants (or summer equivalent), with mac n’ cheese and one of those single-woman half bottles of Cavit pinot grigio.   196 more words

Goodbye To All That

Slouching Towards Bethlehem #Two -- Joan Didion

This is the second version of this painting. The first one is watercolour and ink on watercolour paper.

Both paintings have their charm, but I do really like the pop of the acrylic. 1,320 more words


Occupy new space.

“Andy Jacobs,” I muttered beneath my breath as my hands curled up into fists at my sides.

I was standing in the center of what was once my living room, surrounded by black trash bags and packed boxes. 1,471 more words

Letting Go

Five Influential Great War Books, A Fairy Story

Once upon a time, not very long ago, a British television producer was presented with an idea for a programme about the Great War by a bookseller. 1,235 more words


Where the Story Begins

It’s a thought every graduate has at some point. Somewhere after moving that silky tassel from one side to the other and before stepping into the next phase of our lives, we ask ourselves the daunting question: “Now what?” As I shed my cap and gown at the gate of Yankee Stadium, those two words floated through my mind. 528 more words

New York