• The possibility in a word

    September 1, 2019 by

    When my now-husband, Anthony, first told me he’d majored in American Studies, I was tickled. I couldn’t fathom such a choice, which seemed so … indulgent. Why study history when we live in the present? Why study culture when the world simply is the way it is? Far better, I thought, to dedicate time and… Read more

  • The knowledge of worth

    August 15, 2019 by

    “Knowledge is only rumor until it lives in the bones.” When I began writing my last post, I intended to write about muscle memory. About 1,500 words in, I realized I’d gone a totally different direction. I split that lengthy draft into two posts and shared instead about the place where Voldemort meets software licenses.… Read more

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