Odds and Ends is an exploration of time and a celebration of life. During my unusually long stint at home (a byproduct of the pandemic) I found a small collection of my father’s memorabilia. It occurred to me that mine will likely be the last generation that won't have an onslaught of photographs and videos of their parents. His photos seem much more authentic than mine and I wondered how it affected his memory of these events. In my digging I found a series of essays my paternal grandmother wrote about her life and her children. It was such a distinct and intimate window into her life that really hit me over the head. It’s common for lots of people to have an unclear image of the generations above them, but I never even met my grandparents, so reading her words was a really strange experience. I decided to piece together a book that outlined my dad's life, using him as a proxy for the figures in our lives we meet but don’t truly know.