“Despite destitute situations, Ullmann’s sensitive writing soars. Difficulties are opposed most distinctly by the richness of her descriptions of nature. While the stories are peppered with references to religion–Ullmann converted to Catholicism in her 20s–these are often made in relation to natural elements: in “The Old Tavern Sign” a church organ “began to flow like flowers . 98 more words
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Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. With respect to luxuries and comforts, the wisest have ever lived a more simple and meager life than the poor.
Blogging, despite my best efforts, has not quite come as naturally to me as I had hoped. This was not for any particular aversion to it, nor a genuine disinterest or lack of commitment, but a simple result of being out-prioritised by, well, pretty much everything else in my life. 856 more words