Sustainability is about ecology, economy and equity.- Ralph Bicknese

Aimee Bender and Renewal

color masterFor those who aren’t familiar with the work of Aimee Bender, her writing includes several books of short stories and two novels, and can be generalized as a blending of the magical and surreal with the everyday. Through unique means, Bender renders characters and emotions with honesty and insight, often cutting to the heart of the human condition with a deceptively simple touch. I’ve been going through her latest book of short stories, The Color Master, and was struck by the way she used the thread of sustainability in a story called Bad Return. Continue reading