Literacy Inflation

For some time now, I have been feeling that America’s– and in fact the worlds– need for literacy is becoming more and more urgent.  Increasingly, there is a separation between what people say and what they mean, possibly because they don’t pause long enough to discover what it is that they mean.  In his article […]

My Life in France by Julia Child

WARNING:  THIS BOOK MAY INDUCE A SEVERE INCLINATION TO VISIT FRANCE, COOK FRENCH FOOD, OR WATCH JULIE AND JULIA.  PROCEED WITH CAUTION. I’m only halfway through this book, but I’m so delighted with what I’ve read so far that I thought it safe to review it.  I’m usually not a big fan of non-fiction or […]

My Desert Island Books

As I am a major nerd, sometimes I consider what books I would read if I could only read a certain number for the rest of my life, like if I was stranded on a desert island or some equally unlikely situation.  I sit on my bed facing my bookshelves and try to pick only […]