I haven't blogged as much this year, nothing like last year when I was living in Switzerland. As Gerty would say, living abroad is living outside of yourself, the best place for a writer to live. But living in Charleston this year--it has been very much about living inside of myself. Where the whirling words dwell and procreate and go no where fast. It has been chattier year in my mind and body, and I've also liked it very very good.
Sometimes I think about discontinuing A Commonplace Thing in favor of something more CV worthy, something less closely linked to my Googable name. But I have four years on this blogspotdotcom now and what is posted is posted is posted. Employable? meh. Readable? yes. Honest? true. Summer brings new things, posts to come in new, breathable moments. But here are a few shots of home, the chaos and the quiet-- the first morning post-academia.
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