Comfort Reading

In weather-appropriate links, forget comfort eating: try comfort reading. Why do some books seem comforting? It may be because they take you back to a particular time or place, or perhaps they have that magic carpet capacity, found in the best children’s books, to fly you out of yourself. Sometimes it’s even consoling to read [Read More...]

For the Love of Books

At the High Calling, they’re talking about the love of books – and starting off with A Prayer for Owen Meany. (I admittedly haven’t read the book, but nearly everyone I know loves it.) I remember more of the individuals in that class than I do from any other class I took in college: the studious [Read More...]

Can We Slow Down Time?

My husband sent me this article on the phenomenon that makes it feel as if time is speeding up as we get older: AH, the languorous days of endless summer! Who among us doesn’t remember those days and wonder wistfully where they’ve gone? Why does time seem to speed up as we age? Even the [Read More...]

On Skimming

Here’s an interesting piece on how people read online – and what that might mean for how we write online: I’m going to keep this brief, because you’re not going to stick around for long. I’ve already lost a bunch of you. For every 161 people who landed on this page, about 61 of you—38 percent—are [Read More...]


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