Joan Didion’s On Keeping a Notebook

"What is a recipe for sauerkraut doing in my notebook? What kind of magpie keeps this notebook?"On Keeping a Notebook, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, page 138, Joan Didion Thanks to Nina Lacour's podcast On Keeping a Notebook, I've been reconsidering my previous animosity for Joan Didion. I read The Year of Magical Thinking a few years... Continue Reading →

The Pains of Catching Up

Returning to book blogging is hard work! There are so many tiny little tasks that need to be accomplished - updating a neglected Goodreads account, remembering the rhythm of memes, remembering how to even use wordpress,┬áreconnecting with old friends with my tail between my legs, etc. It's a reminder of how much work I put... Continue Reading →

Okay with the topsy-turvy?

Everyday I fail at being the person that I want to be. I want to be gentle and kind. To be forgiving and understanding. To accept others as they are and not push them to change. I'm not so good at being that person, but I keep trying. And the positive? I'm able to recognize... Continue Reading →

The Simple Things in Life Are Saving Me

The news cycle is unrelenting. I find myself getting lost in the endless loop of Twitter - the same heartbreaking news stories and pictures, with several hundred different outraged people attached to them. My heart breaks with every scroll through social media. My outrage at America's willingness to vote a miscreant into office is renewed... Continue Reading →

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