Welcome to justthoughtsnstuff

I started posting to jtns on 20 February 2010 with just one word, 'Mosaic'. This seemed an appropriate introduction to a blog that would juxtapose fragments of memoir and life-writing. Since 1996, I'd been coming to terms with the consequences of emotional and economic abuse that had begun in childhood, and which, amongst other things, had sought to stifle self-expression. While I'd explored some aspects of my life through fiction and, to a lesser extent, journalism, it was only in 2010 that I felt confident enough to write openly about myself. I believed this was an important part of the healing process. Yet within weeks, the final scenes of my family's fifty-year nightmare started to play themselves out and the purpose of the blog became one of survival through writing. Although some posts are about my family's suffering - most explicitly, Life-Writing Talk, with Reference to Trust: A family story - the majority are about happier subjects (including, Bampton in rural west Oxfordshire, where I live, Oxford, where I work, the seasons and the countryside, walking and cycling) and I hope that these, together with their accompanying photos, are enjoyable and positive. Note: In February 2020, on jtns' tenth birthday, I stopped posting to this blog. It is now a contained work of life-writing about ten years of my life. Frank, 21 February 2020.

New blog: morethoughtsnstuff.com.

Sunday 27 May 2012

show dogs, leaving sf, ace film

Having breakfast at Show Dogs on Market (coffee, poached egg and spicy sausage) before checking out of the hotel and heading for the airport.

Sad to be leaving--loved the LASA Congress and the city. Looking forward to being home too, though.

Grey, overcast sky today and chilly.

Some last photos of SF from yesterday. The cityscape one looks a bit spotty, having been taken through a window at SFMOMA (tut-tut).

Chilean film Nostalgia de la luz was amazing btw--beautifully filmed and very moving, juxtaposing meditations on astronomy and archaeology and memories of people imprisoned in one of Pinochet's concentration camps in the Atacama desert, as well as film of the women who still dig in the desert, hoping to find the remains of their loved ones who disappeared during the dictatorship.
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