Archive for June, 2013

Blog #105: Trivial Triumphs and Patremoir Publicity

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Joan Didion has company. On Saturday I leave for the Yukon and a week of hiking in the Tombstone range. To compensate for the publication gap, I’m putting up a second post. Phew! Two blogs in one day makes me feel heroic, makes me feel like [...]

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Blog #104: Patremoirs of Damage or Abuse

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Even if today’s category is a slightly repugnant one, I’m back to considering patremoir categories. Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking provides the trigger. When twenty-two years old, Didion despised, was “dismissive of, even censorious about” the book Dylan Thomas’s widow wrote about her husband’s [...]

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Blog #103: A HARDY FATHER’S DAY TREAT

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Father’s Day is coming up, and I’m going to mark the occasion by publishing a poem from Fathers: A Literary Anthology, along with the poem’s introduction (which I’ve placed at the end so that you can approach the poem free of my meddling) and my biography [...]

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Blog #102: Kayaking, Conrad and Crane

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Today’s blog will be more overtly personal than most, even if it will still circle back to books. I turned sixty recently, and celebrated by going camping on Salt Spring. We camped at Ruckle Park, on a grassy bluff, ten feet about a low bank beach, [...]

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