Books and Blogs 2017

This past year I’ve been reading a fair bit of science writing, especially chemistry and biology, and a smattering of different blogs. Most fun novel: Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson (2017) Epic fantasy set in the same universe as Sanderson’s other novels Mistborn and Warbreaker, among others. It’s a lot of fun — he’s a fast writer but not too formulaic. Best popular science book:  The Disappearing Spoon by Sam … Continue reading Books and Blogs 2017

The blues are always vamping

Spring is beginning to creep in, slowly, with some setbacks. I spent several days wandering through grassy fields, picking little yellow flowers, and sat on a hillside with sunlight on my bare shoulders. I keep meaning to actually learn the songs I like to sing, but haven’t managed yet. Leaf buds are starting to form on the ends of branches. Since then we’ve had a … Continue reading The blues are always vamping

Having consumed my entire life in procrastination…

We’ve been at site for 6 months today. Lent starts Sunday. Kosova is very seasonal, especially in the villages, and we’re all waiting out winter. The weather keeps taunting us with spring, but doesn’t actually thaw anything. The snow thats been sitting in the shadows for the past two weeks. The unheated bedrooms. The blocked water pipes, which we forgot to leave running a few days … Continue reading Having consumed my entire life in procrastination…