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Marginalia: Journal Prompts (December)

We are at the end of another annual series here. For each month of this year, we've picked a theme for daily journal prompts and, even if you haven't followed along this year, you can always do so when you choose. The themes have been varied -- themes like age/time, memory, vacations, seasons, language, books, productivity, technology, relationships, and more. In this last month, let's go back to each of the previous months, revisit what we wrote, and pick the two or three prompts we'd like to "do over."

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Published: But Let Us Cultivate Our Garden (The Millions)

An essay published at The Millions. I write about how Voltaire's Candide inspired both my physical garden and my literary one. Along the way, I share thoughts from Virginia Woolf, May Sarton, Diane Ackerman, Adam Gopnik and . . . The Martian (by Andy Weir.)

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Marginalia: Journal Prompts (October)

Ack. Another month has flown by already. And we have three months left now to give any annual plans or desires that final push. Given that, why don't we make our monthly journaling theme time-related? Let's make it specific to age. Below are some questions to get you going. Take them in any order. Skip some, repeat others -- as you wish. The goal is to use them as simply a jumping-off point. Your aim should be launch into at least a one-pager with each. Digress if you must. Enjoy.