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    Cyburbian Plus Zoning Goddess's avatar
    Sep 1999
    400 miles from Orlando

    Visiting authors' haunts

    Tuesday, a co-worker and I went to a meeting in Gainesville FL and while taking back roads home, stopped at Cross Creek, the home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ("The Yearling"). The home was closed to visitors, but the grounds were open, so we strolled about for a bit and peered in the windows.

    I think this was the first time I've been to the home of a famous author; strange, since I'm such an avid reader. Altho' I did once have a very contentious zoning meeting with the husband of one of my favorite mystery authors.

    Who's been where authors have been?

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    Cyburbian donk's avatar
    Sep 2001
    skating on thin ice
    One of my favourite authors is Hunter S Thompson. Word on the street is DO NOT visit his place without an invite, unless you like to be shot at. Seriously.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
    Aug 2001
    Jukin' City
    I've visited the Valley of the Moon in Sonoma County (CA) where Jack London wrote...a re-build I believe....so long ago....no wait, never re-built.

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    Cyburbian Plus
    Jun 2003
    De Noc
    Along U.S. 219 in West Virginia is Pearl S. Buck's home
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)

    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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