sunday sounds : the last words remain

This Sunday Sounds brings us the only surviving recording of one of my favorite writer’s voices – author Virginia Woolf.It is part of a BBC radio broadcast from April 29th, 1937. The talk was called “Craftsmanship” and was part of a series...

BookStack Saturday

Almost every Saturday, I’ll post my BookStack for that week: the books I’m reading or have read during the previous 7 days. Sometimes, with commentary. Sometimes, without. From the top, a small and delightful book sent to me by my friend Lila, Robert...

How do you cry for a life not fully lived?

My mother died “unexpectedly” on December 21st last year. I say “unexpectedly” in quotation marks because honestly she had been wanting to die or trying to die, or at the very least had been trying to be sick enough to die, but then survive,...