I Wish to Go to the Festival

Do you know the musical Into The Woods? Or maybe you recognize Anna Kendrick above, in the movie version? I love musicals. But you know what they love in Into the Woods? A¬†Festival! And there’s one happening in Portland, OR this weekend: Northwest Book Festival...

The Name Game, Then & Now

You know what onomatopoeia is, right? “She galumphed her way to the door in the too-big galoshes.” The breeze through the trees created a susurration that enveloped him.” It is using a word that sounds like the thing it describes. But what about when...

The Paradox of Choice and the Web of Shoulds

Perhaps because I just watched Made in Dagenham, my thoughts about working from home have coincided with those about differences for men and women in the workplace, to render this: I bet men feel more at ease working from¬†home because they don’t feel the pull of...