In Review - The Winged Histories

23 April 2017

The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar

This is one of my all-time favorite books. Samatar creates and populates a lushly described, fully realized world and society undergoing change and upheaval, splitting the story into the personal narratives of four women who each relate differently to the events of the story: a soldier, a scholar, a poet, and a socialite. This is a story deeply concerned with the art of story-telling, preservation, and transmission. If nothing else, pick it up to experience some amazingly gorgeous prose. N.B.: this is a companion novel to A Stranger in Olondria, which I would also highly recommend.

Crystals

10 January 2017

A Snowy Morning

04 December 2016

A couple photos from this morning.

A Misty Morning

04 December 2016

A few pictures from last Sunday morning

A Reminder

19 October 2016

Today marks the one year anniversary of my grandfather’s death.

He was the last of his generation (as far as my family is concerned). He was the last. And suddenly he was gone.

This is not a paean. I’m not much for singing, nor do I think that my writing could in any way do him justice. I simply felt the need to acknowledge this day and to put it up here as a reminder.

A reminder that life goes on. It’s going to be okay.

It’s going to be okay.