Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin by Marion Meade

Meade, Marion. (2004). Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties. Doubleday; New York.  I first sought out the tale when I stumbled (purely by chance) across the work of Edna St. Vincent Millay – particularly her poem “A Few Figs From Thistles” (My candle burns at both ends/It will not last the night/…

The Joys of Walking

While dog, cat, and house sitting this weekend, I took the time to go out for a really long and meditative walk. Walking has always been one of my greatest pleasures and most enjoyable pastimes. All it requires is that I put on sturdy walking shoes, season-appropriate clothing, and a thoughtful mindset. In return, I…