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Book Review: Goodbye To All That: Writers On Loving and Leaving New York

Is it possible to be in love with a place you’ve never been? A far different place, a world unlike your own, a hazy dream, the kind of dream people have when they’re seventeen? 320 more words

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Goodbye to All That

Photo of a church I used to walk by daily in Greenwich Village.

Today, I walked into my (now empty) studio apartment in the Village to tidy a few last things up before finally giving the keys over so that they could find their way to its new inhabitant come July. 1,934 more words



I’ve been reading ‘Goodbye to all that’ since I got back from New York.

Probably a stupid idea, basically holding on.

But it’s a great book. 163 more words

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Inspiration of the Week #1

I’m currently in the midst of reading Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. This is a book that will live on my bookshelf forever and an author I will always look up to. 4,107 more words

Goodbye To All That

Robert Graves en de methode van de filosofie

Ik twijfelde eigenlijk altijd of ‘problemen’ wel het uitgangspunt van de filosofie kunnen vormen. Problemen vragen om een oplossing terwijl de filosofie vaak helemaal niets oplost maar juist probeert stil te staan bij de structuren die ons doen en laten omgeven; ook ons oplossen van problemen. 501 more words


goodbye to all that

Is the famous essay Joan Didion wrote when she traded NY for LA.

I thought I would never leave the mountain, but after not even two years life is pulling me away. 440 more words

Goodbye to all this, and a blogging break

Here’s a last Still Life created from some old stuff I found in my Garage, now dispersed between friends and the tip:

Now I am taking a break from blogging for about a month, see you when I’m rested…..