On mixed drinks, elixirs, and totems
On kitchen alchemy, The Great British Bake-Off, and generosity
On overheard conversations, narratorial ethics, and the pleasures of the bus
On puzzling through the pandemic, the persistence of rules, and unlikely bedfellows
On recreational ambling, getting lost, and existential dread
Review essay over at Public Books
On family heirlooms, useless Pilgrim ancestors, and Laura Ingalls Wilder wannabes
Plan for world domination proceeding apace
On fibs, falsehoods, and fabrications
On 1970s musicals and making friends
On hot beverages, disappointment, and colonialism
On insomnia, heroines, and true love