January 27, 2018

A "peaceful warrior" leaves us

Earlier this week we lost a titan of science fiction, author Ursula K. Le Guin. NPR has a tribute to her here. And if you're inspired, the libraries have a bunch of her books. And until those books arrive in your hands, the Friends will leave you with this from 2014:

"'Hard times are coming,' [Le Guin] warned, 'when we'll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We'll need writers who can remember freedom -- poets, visionaries, realists of a larger reality.'"