What Is In A Name

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All About Me.”

but a story? Right?

I live in a world of random, we all do really, yet some find an order in that random and stick with it, making it not so random after a while; it is routined into normalacy, structure, predictable and not random at all. Yet the truth is, everything that is, once was not.

This blog was a response to a blog i really liked that was randomly (alogrythmically?) suggested by WordPress. 2012:This Is The Real Truth.  OK it may be 2013, yet i think it’s 2012. I did 2014 in response, then because, of course, linear time changes, 2015. Right.  Ok. So. (and don’t you HATE that voicing so popular now?)

It was the truth. According to the other side, yet it too lacked as much neutral real truth both sides didn’t want to acknowledge: war is a choice.

So, i jumped in and ta da.  I won’t get into the whole astrology reasons,  my #businessvoodoo blog on blogger explains that in detail over the years. 😏😚😘😍😊👽🔥💦💨💩

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A Woman on the Margins

Longreads

Jessica Gross | Longreads | May 2015 | 17 minutes (4,223 words)

I first encountered the work of the memoirist, critic, and journalist Vivian Gornick in graduate school when we were assigned The Situation and the Story, her handbook on personal writing. Gornick explains that the writer must create out of her real self a separate narrative persona. The narrator has wisdom and distance the writer may not, and can craft a meaningful story out of the raw details of life. This slim book cracked open my understanding of what it means to write.

In Fierce Attachments, her 1987 memoir, Gornick wields her narrative persona to construct an incisive, nuanced portrait of her conflicted bond with her mother. She describes the Bronx tenements where she grew up, the early death of her father, the complex relationship with their neighbor Nettie and, at the center of it all, a…

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