Welcome, internet friends. I’m Yev.
Here are the basics: I was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan when it was just barely out of the Soviet era. My childhood was spent in Queens, the largest borough of New York City. I’m a New Yorker at heart — for better or for worse, as they say. I now call both southern Connecticut and south Florida home.
What’s this website? How’d I get here?
You may have landed here accidentally by a wrong turn in the time-space vortex. Or you found me on Twitter. Please let me know either way!
I started this blog in part to keep track of some of the moments in my life. Over the past couple of years I have: been a college student, got married, worked at a newspaper, traveled to new places, learned to cook, left my office to work in my living room, joined Instagram. Among other things.
You might see some of that here. OK, probably a lot. Get ready.
When I started blogging, the second day of the week was “Tranquil Tuesday.” I focused on short line from a book, poem or some other form of entertainment. It makes me happy and I hope it you’ll enjoy it as well. All of the images from these posts are also available on Tumblr and Pinterest.
What else? I love to know what’s going on in the world. I follow the news and read tons of articles. I’m always on the lookout for people who are creating something and changing the world. I tweet a lot of what I’m reading.
What does ‘Volumes of Words’ mean?
It was inspired by some of my favorite lines, in of my favorite poems, “Leaves of Grass” by Walt Whitman. Though his publication and I are separated by more than 150 years, it’s something I read again and again.
My voice goes after what my eyes cannot reach;
With the twirl of my tongue I encompass worlds, and volumes of worlds.
Speech is the twin of my vision—it is unequal to measure itself;
It provokes me forever;
It says sarcastically, Walt, you contain enough—why don’t you let it out, then?