The holidays end. A new year begins.
Plus card exchanges, electric eels, and beautiful weeds.
Holiday greetings from the sunny side of the street.
Secondhand stories, Dorothy L. Sayers, and foremothers
Don't be Casaubon. Check your facts and finish the book.
You don't even have to read the book, precious
A World Series, a one-eyed shih-tzu, and a giveaway
"Baby Shark," my latest library story, a book debut, and some ghostly good links
Free co-working, bird-safe glass, and an intimidating book club.
Plus dolphins, Charlie XCX, Jane Austen, and daevas
Greetings, shiny bean! Here I am at the Cloud Gate sculpture, a k a The Bean, in Chicago’s Millennium Park. I saw two Great Lakes—Michigan and Erie—on …