Ramblings about Writing: Goodbye Dear Joan

Joan Didion at home in Hollywood in 1970.

It was announced today that Joan Didion has passed. I found her through her autobiographical books; Year of Magical Thinking and Blue Nights. She was a brilliant writer, carrying a natural instinct that few can achieve. While I considered her narcissistic at time, she did teach me how to write about personal feelings and suffering … without feeling like a whinner. Goodbye dear friend. I hope you find your dear husband and daughter on the other side. Mike

Published by J. Michael Jones

J. Michael Jones is married to Denise and is the father of five successful adult children, scattered around Washington state and Minnesota. He had a 38-year career as a physician associate, until he was forced into retirement by multiple myeloma in 2019. During his career, he waw a headache specialist at Mayo Clinic, and in the pacific northwest, and worked as a generalist in a variety of locations overseas, including Abu Dhabi, Oman, Cyprus, Egypt, Pakistan twice, Nepal, and Afghanistan's Khyber Pass. He has always loved to think and write, publishing seven books and countless journal articles. After retirement he has focused on his fiction writing including his coming book, The Stones of Yemen.

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