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three for today

I keep meaning to post things, and I have a list of posts I am interested in creating, but time keeps slipping away. It seems to be doing that a lot lately. 283 more words


Play It as It Lays - Joan Didion

After much hype this was my first Didion experience. I found it an interesting tale in a similar setting to Babitz, which I had only recently read. 211 more words


Magical Thinking

Dear Vinny,

People say we define ourselves by the company we keep. If that’s the case, I’m getting a close-up view of you based on what your friends say. 867 more words

Why I Write: Joan Didion's Meditations on Art as the Expression & Discovery of Self

Why do you write?  In answer to this perennial question, poet and memoirist Mary Karr replied, “I write to dream; to connect with other human beings; to record; to clarify; to visit the dead.  895 more words


5 Documentaries for Your Weekend

I don’t know about you, but I have a problem when it comes to Netflix and Hulu. I continually add all these wonderful things to watch to my list, but when it’s time to wind down, I watch the same shows I’ve watched 3 million times. 511 more words


Thoughtful Thursday: Joan Didion

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.”
-Joan Didion

Though this quote isn’t from the book, I’m currently reading “Slouching Towards Bethlehem”, a collection of essays from Joan Didion. 71 more words

Mind Body Soul

one long look in the mirror

Yesterday I turned 37. We celebrated pretty simply with sushi the night before, and I indulged in a facial while the kids were at school yesterday. 1,110 more words

Life And Randomness