Goodbye 2011

Here’s a random, and for sure not exhaustive, list for 2011 of what made me laugh or cry or gasp, what made me proud, or feel all warm and happy, or really really sweaty, or loved or filled with envy or longing:

All the Living, by CE Morgan, The Outlanderby Gil Adamson,  The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick deWitt, The Reservoir, by John Milleken Thompson.

Breaking Bad, Boss, Modern Family, Homeland, Enlightened.

Mary Marcy May Marlene, Buck, Bridesmaids, Win Win, The Red Riding Trilogy, Shelf Life.

Fresh Air, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.

Hedgebrook, Hot Yoga, London, a visit from the Swiss, babies, finding the crack near Boulder Utah (not crack, a crack), Manzanita, San Pancho.

Saying goodbye to Jennifer.

My friends, family, the continual delightful surprise of my mother.

Bill (huh…I looked at the opening paragraph of this post and realized he makes me feel all those things).



3 Responses to “Goodbye 2011”

  1. Cindy Todeschini says:

    I found your site through reading Bella Vita, Elizabeth Farrar’s site. Oh, what an inspiration she has been for me this past year. I really don’t know how I stumbled upon her site but I love it and although I’ve never met her we are very similar in thought. I’m not on Facebook but do you know if she has a place like this where I could write her personally? I’m going to bookmark your site, too cause I know I’ll enjoy reading your material, too. Now that I’m retired I want to take the time and write down all that I’ve learned in my 58 years. Keep up the great work, Jackie and looking forward to reading all your works.
    Syracuse, NY

  2. Susan says:

    Appreciated the simplicity and personalness of this piece. glad to be more connected through Fcaebook and the periodic blog! A highlight for me was our time together in Portland though the reason was sad I so appreciated connecting and sharing with you both.

  3. Amy Isler Gibson says:

    Last night was the first ever where we all raised our glass and said goodbye and good riddance 2011. It brought so many blessings in truth, but so much pain as well.

    Thanks for this, I love the book list esp. I would have to add Dexter to this and pose you this question, artist: is it ok to love a series about a serial killer? We do!

    More time with Jackie and Bill in 2012!

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