the amazing power of language

If you’ve followed me for a while, you know I’m a language geek. Okay, I’m the one judging your grammar and correcting your spelling and punctuation—yes, even in your texts….

Puzzle it out

When I was growing up, my family often did jigsaw puzzles—usually the same ones over and over: a variety of birds, a variety of flowers, a variety of butterflies. We…

keep your eyes on your own plate

I’ve been thinking a lot about matriarchs and mothers and the things they’ve taught us. As I mention on the first few episodes of my podcast, the first response to…

dissolving boundaries

Phew! It’s been a looong week. A lot of boundaries being drawn more firmly—from newly-declared lockdowns and PPE regulations to shifting (and even more entrenched) blue/red divides. And as usually…