I’ve always wanted to think of myself as a reader, but I spent a while as an adult struggling to finish a book. Here’s how I built my habit again. Continue reading Rebuilding the reading habit.
At first glance, it doesn’t look like I got much reading done. However, that’s nearly 1,000 pages of reading, and … Continue reading What I read in December.
My reading list in November included Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coats, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, and We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Give them a read! Continue reading What I read in November
The Bell Jar, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Go Set a Watchman… from Harper Lee to Sylvia Plath, I got a lot read last month. And that’s not even counting non-fiction. Continue reading What I read in October
Verbs are a key part of speech. But our ability to verb nouns is a necessary function of language, so much so that verbing has become a habitual, if sometimes humorous pastime—to such an extent that I’ve been verbing, participling, and gerunding this whole paragraph. Continue reading Verbing, and other participles.
Recently, I’ve come to love the idiom “put your money where your mouth is.” It means “do what you say you will,” but I like to think of it in terms of stated preference vs. revealed preference. Continue reading The Extraordinary Heroism of Sir William Topaz McGonagall
A spider lives in my room.
It trails beauty in its wake. Continue reading What I saw from the sun in my window.
At some point I realize I cannot avoid drinking the cobra whiskey. Continue reading The Edge of Glory