About maedez

Writer. Editor. 'zine queen. Fashion freak. History nerd. Tea snob. Punk rock lover. Silent cinema fanatic. Dark chocolate junkie. Gleeful amateur baker. Bookworm. Life lover. Risk taker. Inveterate chronicler. Happy wife.

[Book Nerd News] William Luce, ‘Belle of Amherst’ and ‘Barrymore’ Playwright, Dies at 88

WILLIAM LUCE, ‘BELLE OF AMHERST’ AND ‘BARRYMORE’ PLAYWRIGHT, DIES AT 88 [THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER]

Happy Belated Birthday, James Thurber!

I was so busy over the weekend, that I didn’t get around to wishing my favorite hometown boy a happy birthday. He was born on 8 December 1894, right here in Columbus.

Here’s a link to my article about the Thurber House (which I now live very close to, incidentally).

GO HERE TO FIND OUT WHY 2019 IS THE YEAR OF THURBER

Here Are Three Joan Didion Quotes in Honor of Her Birthday

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”–The White Album

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”

“I am a writer. Imagining what someone would say or do comes to me as naturally as breathing.”–The Year of Magical Thinking

[Book Nerd Links] Black Mountain Poets, Yayoi Kusama, Poe House, and Elaine Stritch

Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum (Baltimore, Maryland).

Daily Diversion #437: Writing Space

I’m finally getting my new writing studio put together. As most of you know, our recent (okay, it was two+ months ago) move was ridiculous and awful. Unpacking things in my studio was pretty much at the bottom of the list. Better late than never, though. Here’s a partial view of the area above my desk.

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