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The Center Will Not Hold : Joan Didion's life story holds some pretty big lessons

At the end of another busy kid-fuelled weekend, and with my husband suffering from major post London jet lag, I sat down to treat myself to the story of Joan Didion, American journalist and writer. 174 more words

Top 3 Thursday: Books That Have Been on My TBR The Longest!

Happy Almost-Friday, everyone! For this week’s installment of Cosy Reader’s T3T, we’re tasked with going back to the beginning of our TBR lists and finding the three books that have sat there the longest. 616 more words


Lives of the Eminent Philosophers

Well, here I go with the second week of a row blogging. Not much to say except that I’m glad the Democrats won the House, wish they had won the Senate, hope they can do something to fight the nationalistic tide. 290 more words

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Few Words: Joan Didion Knew How To Report A Malibu Fire

Red dawn in Santa Monica. No, not a John Milius movie, but another fire in Malibu. The sun has color from a high smoke layer. Still, there’s no ash fall, and it doesn’t smell like a tri-tip barbecue, so the wind must be blowing out to sea. 304 more words

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Does the Self Exist?

‘We tell ourselves stories in order to live. . . . We look for the sermon in the suicide, for the social or moral lesson in the murder of five.

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Keep on Walkin'

I’ve never really thought I could write personal essays (or non-fiction, for that matter). They never held much appeal to me, as either a reader or as a writer. 1,784 more words

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