June 20, 2015 0 Comments

On Typos

Three years ago, when the galleys of my book arrived, my mother, spouse, and I gazed down at them, excited by how, well, book-like they looked. A note from my editor informed us that it was our (my) job to find any errant comma or line break or typo. Since the galleys arrived on a [...]

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April 6, 2015 0 Comments

What we talk about when we talk about aging

A few months ago, a photo of a dress went viral because people saw different things when they looked at it. Was it blue with black stripes, or white with gold stripes? Others disputed whether it mattered and wondered about human divisions and trivial obsessions. The other day, over six weeks after “Dressgate” and less [...]

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February 7, 2015 3 Comments

What I’m Reading – Top 5 Articles Jan-Feb 2015

Great writing comes in many shapes and sizes, from a single sentence of stunning lyricism or profound insight to an epic novel that captures a particular time and place in all its complexity, or an essay that succeeds as much because of its form as its content. Important writing has a narrower spectrum. It’s less [...]

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