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Holiday journal, 1

A break from the distant past of 2015 to the last holiday we took a few months ago. We’d gone to Sri Lanka, but as you’ll see from my drawings, events conspired to make the holiday more about the hotel room than the place. 198 more words


The Year of Magical Thinking: Joan Didion

There is a folk singer named Phil Elverum, also known as Mount Eerie, who released an album last year entitled A Crow Looked at Me. The album was a raw, aching exploration of his own feelings after the death of his wife. 455 more words


The Year of Magical Thinking Review

This book has taken me a long time to get through, not because it was a bad or poorly written book, but because it forced me to deal with the grief that I’d been burying for a long time. 502 more words


Valentine's Day thoughts...

It’s Valentine’s Day when I am writing this post, which means that I am in a weird mood. I have nothing against the day or the celebrations that come with it. 683 more words


Writing as Medicine

“You are so beautiful to me. You’re everything I hope for. You’re everything I need. You are so beautiful to me.”

– Billy Preston & Bruce Fisher… 891 more words

The Year 2017 in Reading: 35 Books (The Gold Books)

In joining a friend in the aim to read 24 books, or two books per month, you learned with my last blog that we exceeded that goal. 491 more words


Book Hangovers: Joan Didion

Few writers leave me as emotionally adrift as Joan Didion can. I just finished her seminal work The White Album. I am not a Didion connoisseur. 433 more words