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All That Goodbye to All That

Every writer who leaves NYC has written about leaving NYC since Joan Didion famously wrote “Goodbye to All That” in her seminal essay collection Slouching Towards Bethlehem… 110 more words

Creative Non-Fiction

Tom Robbins

When two people meet and fall in love, there’s a sudden rush of magic. Magic is just naturally present then. We tend to feed on that gratuitous magic without striving to make any more. 83 more words



It’s funny how wildly different one person’s idea of a bad day can be from another’s. And by “funny” I mean tragic.

This morning I read a short travel story entitled: The Flight from Hell, amid a collection in the book I’m currently reading. 257 more words


Sissy and the Sandhill Cranes

It was a cold December day.  There was snow on the ground and concrete skies above.

A day to take an interesting hike around marshy, wildlife-rich Virginia Lake. 95 more words

Portland Area Hikes

Educational toy ~

“If little else, the brain is an educational toy.

The problem with possessing such an engaging toy is that other people want to play with it, too. 95 more words

“Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. 55 more words


1003 Thoughts

Last in a series.

It’s been a long year and we’ve all heard a lot of things we could’ve done without.

Some times they come crashing down on you when you least expect it and you’re left scrambling, trying to figure out where scribble it down so you don’t forget. 194 more words

Hand Me A Nail