Monday, March 12, 2012

A Room of One's Own

"[I]t is necessary to have five hundred a year and a room with a lock on the door if you are to write fiction or poetry."
According to this calculator, five hundred pounds a year in 1929 is about $30,000.00 a year today.  In 2010, the San Francisco Examiner reported that $27,282 per year was "the bare minimum a single senior citizen [living in San Francisco] needs to cover rent, food, transportation and out-of-pocket medical bills, according to the center."


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