Life Litter is a collection of daily detritus, comprising Awkward Encounters, recounted, and The Notebooks, journals of life and travel across several continents.
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Who writes Litter?
I do. I’m Jill. 👋 Oxford-based wordspooler; feminist; millenial. Awkward human; erstwhile peripatet. Co-habiting and family-blending.
I live in my head. Welcome to my home.
If you enjoy my writing, this is the best place to find it.
Here are some of my most-read pieces on Litter:
Four times I was awkward this week - The enigma of Other People, plus how not to respond to a compliment — and a reminder to always keep your phone charged at the Playhouse.
Love Letter - Substacks are the new sonnets, and we are the best age gap. For Joel.
People who get in our way - Tales of a really fancy dinner, and some pebbles in the river.
Steinbeck, ant fungus and the zombie apocalypse - On why we play video games and read books.
Modern parenting - Unexpected questions about the Big Question.
Here are some of The Notebooks:
And here’s me. You can also find me on the ‘gram @renovate70s.
What is Litter?
Litter tests the theory that no person is uninteresting.
I offer up the detritus of my inner life.
In addition to Awkward Encounters and The Notebooks, Litter may include thoughts on:
places I’ve lived
overnight train rides
questionable parenting tactics
moving from London to not-London in a pandemic
being a female human
plus inconsistent, eclectic and uncharted shite
All spread generously with self-unaware and shameless over-sharing.
So why pick up Litter?
It’s the right thing to do.
Who picks up Litter?
You do. Change the world.
Lived means primary place of residence for more than one full calendar year. To wit:
upstate New York
the Sierra Nevada mountains in California
London (all quadrants but west)
Trans-America, Trans-Siberia, Trans-China, etc.
World-changing not guaranteed. That is up to you.