Do you really want to write one?

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If you do want to write an autobiography, I suggest that you follow the advice offered by George Orwell in his essay “Benefit of Clergy: Some Notes on Salvador Dali”:

“Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself…



They always follow actions

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At a holiday gathering last year, my daughter-in-law offered me an old-fashioned doughnut, my favorite kind. I reached for it, then remembered the last one I’d eaten. It had been crispy, sugary, and absolutely delicious, and half an hour later, it had become a rock in my stomach.

I remembered…



John Douglas Porter

John Porter manages his family’s cattle ranch in California, where he also writes screenplays, essays, and stories.