Tags » Life Writing

A man with cancer sits near me & Thomas Struth's photographs at the Met museum

People in a gallery

One must live with great seriousness like a cat — a play upon an utterance by Nazim Hekmat

Dear friends and readers,

1,141 more words

For the Week of December 14, 2014: Smells: They Make Your Heart Strings Crack

‘Tis the season…or so the ads proclaim.  Drive through the streets, and houses blaze with colored lights, some garish, others more tasteful.  Walk into any store and holiday decorations abound, but by now, weeks old now, my brain has been on strike, protesting against the commercial glitter and recorded Christmas carols playing since Halloween.  896 more words

Expressive Writing

Life in Pieces: the Attempt of Life Writing

This paper was something I wrote for an English class in university. Thanks to a flexible teacher, and an open invitation for an assignment, I was able to have a lot of fun and tackle a topic that was really meaningful to me. 2,076 more words


‘Reclamations: Writing on the Lives of Shirley Hazzard and Hannah Lynch’

On the 27th of November, under the theme of “reclamations”, the Centre hosted Brigitta Olubas, Kathryn Laing and Faith Binckes, who talked about their experiences of working on life-writing projects of lesser known writers. 1,117 more words

Reviews - Events

I did what I could

A long-time friend’s 19 year old cat, Tazzy

Dear friends and readers,

The Fall term for the Oscher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University has more or less come to an end, most classes are over, and the Holiday party happened at River Road Unitarian Church this afternoon. 1,330 more words


Truthful thoughts

I’m not sure if i’m ready for anything at all. I don’t know whether I’m ready to retrieve or reject, relive or release. I’m in between a lot of things. 219 more words

For the Week of December 7, 2014: Friends: The Other is Gold...

This past week I had lunch with my friend, Sue, both of us temporarily free of schedules that left little time for midday socializing.  Sue was my “first” friend when I moved to San Diego seven and a half years ago.  985 more words

Expressive Writing