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Virginia Woolf: The freedom money gives.

…my aunt’s legacy unveiled the sky to me, and substituted for the large and imposing figure of a gentleman, …a view of the open sky

Virginia Woolf: The inferiority of women, or so they say

How [is a man] to go on giving judgement, civilising natives, making laws, writing books, dressing up and speechifying at banquets, unless he can see himself at breakfast and at dinner at least twice the size he really is?

Have some time over the holidays? Read a couple of classics


Christmas is just another day

In this dark season I dispense with Christmas and reflect in gratitude upon the invention of the light bulb.

MEMOIR WORKSHOP: What's a Memoir?

A common trap for memoirists is to replace what really happened with what they wish had happened, or what was the right thing to do.

Insomnia Overcome

A lot of my writing is done in my sleep – I wake up in the morning with the resolution of a challenge, a few choice words, a title to something, an idea for a new project, whatever.

BOOK REVIEW: City of Thieves, by David Benioff

How many risks would I be willing to take to find an egg for my family?

Women's liberation comes from the inside — eating alone

Women’s liberation comes from the inside, and some of the outdated thought patterns of my childhood have been slow to dissolve. This aversion to eating alone was one of the last to go.

Twenty things you can do about gun violence

Whatever your view of powers greater than you, there are others within your group who are fighting gun violence. Find them.