Authors on Home

Six Bits of Wisdom

  • “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” -Robert Frost-
  • “You don’t have a home until you leave it and then, when you have left it, you can never go back.” -James Baldwin-
  • “How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.” -William Faulkner-
“Sunday Morning Driving Home”
  • “Home is the nicest word there is.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • “A home without a cat–and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat–may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?” -Mark Twain-
  • “Home may well be where the heart is but it’s no place to spend Wednesday afternoon.” -Walker Percy-


When Johnny Cash’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down” begins to feel like going home.


Dose of Dr. Gonzo

“‘All my life, my heart has sought a thing I cannot name’. Remembered line from a long-forgotten poem.

-Hunter S. Thompson-

Destination Home

Three Movies About Going Home

  • The Warriors—At its core its a movie about a bunch of guys just trying to get home.
  • Grosse Pointe Blank—Maybe you can’t go back to the home that was but the home that remains may offer more than your sentiment needs.
  • Back to the Future—The Gold Standard of going home movies.


Going home is strong coffee, Wild Turkey, and a noir novel.


The Waffle House

Home is smothered and covered

Sometimes home is a good meal, and the best meal of the day is breakfast. Breakfast is the one meal that is generally accepted as appropriate at any time of day or night. Waffle House not only cooks up a solid breakfast, but it is also open twenty four hours a day to serve it.

“Casa de Waffle”

The damn near never closed doors (look up the Waffle House Index on Grandpa Google to see what I mean) welcome the casual diner, the tourist, the end of shift, the slightly inebriated, and anybody else looking for a bit of home away from home. The coffee may not be a fancy blend and the breakfasts aren’t classy but that is partly why Waffle House feels like home, no pretense. Likewise, the people of Waffle House, staff and diners, are not there to pose, posture, or post on the Twit, Book, or Insta (granted there are a few but like most families there is usually one weirdo who shows up at the house).

Waffle House has many features that are attributed to a home (at least the idea of it). It has good food, good people, and there is always a pot of coffee at the ready. It is a place to go to get away from the worries of the outside world. It’s not just a House, it’s a home.


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