Tag: on keeping a notebook

  • How to Waste a Notebook: The Waste Books of Lichtenberg

    How to Waste a Notebook: The Waste Books of Lichtenberg

    I’ve been keeping notebooks since I was 14 years-old. These aren’t diaries or journals, just the workaday jottings of stray thoughts and “brilliant” notions, occasional phone numbers and grocery lists of the past 26 years. Here are some of them: Originally, my preferred notebook was a 4×6-inch spiral-bound (side not top) Mead, which would fit […]

  • Joan Didion, On Keeping a Notebook

    Joan Didion, On Keeping a Notebook

    Whilst tracking my site stats, I’ve noticed an appreciable uptick in the amount of traffic the searches “On Keeping a Notebook” and “Joan Didion” and other related searches that drive traffic to this post. I suspect many of you are students charged with having to produce an essay on Didion’s masterful meditation on sifting one’s […]