Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks

Just wanted to take a little time out today to acknowledge how very thankful I am for everything that's happened this year. It's been a year of huge change, with a new house and baby, and I'm really thankful we've had the means to purchase and remodel a house and the good fortune of a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie

Ten Little Indians presents ten stories that explore a range of contemporary Indian characters.

Though each story stands on its own, the collection as a whole is unified by common themes and tropes -- the romanticizing of Indians in American culture and deconstruction of these sentimentalized attributes, the importance of ceremony, and confessional narratives.

Well-crafted and thought provoking, I recommend Ten Little Indians and am eager to read other texts by Sherman Alexie.