This is another part where I have to admit I’m bad at telling a chronological story. So, the first time I went to Florida after Dad died, we got a dogsitter and flew out as soon as we could. Rented a pickup truck at the airport because I had no idea if Dad’s truck worked, if I would be able to drive it, and what we would need to clear the house.
As below - hope all is well, your writings are missed.
Hi there, just wondering if there's going to be another post anytime soon? Unless there's something wrong with my subscription, there hasn't been any new posts since July? I still pay my monthly fee, and happily so, but I would just like to make sure everything is OK. Cheers
Hi there... Just wanted to say that you're a really excellent writer with a unique perspective, and you help me make sense of the world every time. Proud to be a subscriber and I miss your writing.
This is one of the most poignant tributes to a late father that I have ever read. It is bursting with love, but also honesty and perspective. Brooke is a gifted writer, but seldom shows her truly vulnerable side. I cannot thank her enough for pulling back the veil not only on her life, but on the F-ed Up world in which we all live. It doesn’t matter the decade, the dysfunctional system remains the same. Read everything she’s written!
Read again at your Bluesky prompting, Brooke.
Still intensely moving while you skilfully cover a lot of ground here.
Have you ever looked at the coral castle in Miami? The solo builder assembled some significant structures
For some reason, your notices on substack now come through gmail as "Promotions" not as regular inbox. I'm not sure if that's a quirk of my filter on gmail or if google is doing that to substack more generally.
I feel when I read your work that it is some western version of the samizdat. An unacceptable written media that the authority seek to stamp out but is read and appreciated by a small community willing to think dangerous thoughts..
And in that I am glad to be a dangerous thinker
really lovely :)