If Readers Were Like Runners…


I’m convinced my friends are among the smartest and most compassionate on the planet when they, year after year, go to Disney World to run their half-marathons and 10Ks and don’t invite me. What on this earth would a thirty-something desk-fat workaholic do on an exer-cation in the middle of February? The answer is fall […]

February 21, 2015

How to Make Windows and Doors

The Little Literati

When we give our children books, we are handing them escape routes. One page is a crowbar; another a key. Some stories teach them how to jimmy locks, how to unlatch gates from the outside, how to get out from in and in from out.  These books aren’t books. They are ladders and bridges. They […]

September 6, 2013