It’s Been A While

Where you can find me most days

Good morning All.

It is a greyish Friday morning,

here in my beautiful ugly.

I don’t usually work,

on Fridays,

but, my hours at work,

have increased,

which I am frankly,

thrilled about.

I can handle more hours,


I am in a better place.

I have been quite busy,

since I last wrote,

work projects,

church stuff,

took a class,

have started a bible study,

for the Lenten period.

Catherine and I have been,

spending quality time together,

life is slowly returning to,

a semblance of normality.

The savage and ongoing,

attack on the Ukraine,

is a tragedy for the people,

of Ukraine,

indeed for the whole world,

I pray for peace.

I have been reading,

a lot.

I have read two Joan Didion books,

her last book of essays,

published right after her death,

and this week I finished,

which is the second book of hers I read,

about death, grief, aging,

what a truly fantastic writer,

she is/was.

I am almost finished,

Gordon Parks’s : A Choice Of Weapons,

the first book in his memoirs.

I have long adored Parks’s,


and he is a wonderful,

writer, memoirist,

brutally honest,

but, kind, no axe to grind,

just truth as he sees it.

I have ordered the next,

three volumes,

and look forward to spending,

lots of time with Gordon.

The sky is getting lighter,

almost white,


snow is coming.

Oh well, it’s March,

almost Spring.

Take good care,

you all,

hang in there,


the flowers,

will come.

Later girls,


Author: Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

2 thoughts on “It’s Been A While”

  1. I like the new colour of your blog, BB, and I’m glad to hear you’re keeping well and feeling so content. I saw a doc on Didion the year before last and it was really interesting, but I’ve not felt drawn to reading more than a few essays, maybe someday. Is that a Snoopy notebook or reading book? đŸ™‚

  2. So nice to hear from you, thank you. I really loved Didion’s The Year Of Magical Thinking, her story is not mine but I found reading her book about her grief(losing her husband and her daughter’s illness) really helped me through my grief of losing my mom. Since then I have grown to really love her style, she is like noone I have ever read, an almost stream of consciousness style at least for Magical Thinking and Blue Nights. The Snoopy book is my agenda/calendar. Hope all is well with you.

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