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on these days becoming those days

            “I’m here; I’m home, and I’m homesick.”

            I remember saying this in my home in which I was raised in West Texas. Our house was filled with family on Thanksgiving Day; our effort at cooking enough to have leftovers for weeks was casual. 1,634 more words

Life Writings

Joan Didion

I closed the box and put it in a closet.
There is no real way to deal with everything we lose.

― Joan Didion, Where I Was From. (Vintage; Reprint edition September 14, 2004)

Excerpt

Why You Write

I’ve always been interested in why people write. Words have the power to transport people away from the mundane. But that power takes work – a lot of work. 723 more words

Writing

California Dreaming

California Roots is less than a week away and Joan Didion is the current author in my life that seems to be narrating the immense anticipation for this particular music festival. 492 more words

Stick Figure

Joan Didion and Personal Writing

I was reading this interview with Joan Didion last night.

It came at a very opportune moment, just as I was thinking about my true reasons behind this blog. 459 more words

The Foehn That Swept Me Up: Drinking, Writing and Africa

“There are a number of persistent malevolent winds, perhaps the best known of which are the mitral of France and the Mediterranean sirocco, but a  2,509 more words

Ideas

Pillola#180 - Joan Didion

“La vita cambia in fretta. La vita cambia in un istante. Una sera ti metti a tavola e la vita che conoscevi è finita” – … 7 more words