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Friday, January 27, 2012 - Casino del Sol, Tucson AZ

Lamb Shank Stew, January 24, 2012
Lamb Shank Stew, January 24, 2012

I'm off

My dear friend Jane is flying in to Tuscon and we're off with my pot of stew to go see what all the ruckus at Quartzsite AZ is about. Something drags the RV crowd out there this time of year and we're going to check it out.

Night camp

Boondocked - Casino del Sol, 5655 West Valencia Rd, Tucson AZ

Finding the Words to Fit It

There is an idea current in the prevailing culture that writing about something that pains you heals the pain. I was not, when I began writing my life story, and am not now, healed of my mother. But you do gain a small distance from anything by keeping it in suspension in your mind while you work at finding the words to fit it. The process is so slow and incremental that you don't notice its effect, but the point is that it is a process.

Source: Almost There: the Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman, a Memoir by Nuala O'Faolain