(We Need More) Poetry in General and Amanda Gorman’s poetry in Particular

One of my favorite things about reading the LA Times morning newsletter is that a poem is delivered with the news each day. I try to take a moment and read it because I want to support the effort to …

1.23.21

Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half

A story of two Black sisters from the south by an LA author
7.11.20

An Illustrated Guide to Chores +Some Parenting Hacks = Summer 2020?

Listen to two parenting experts on parenting hacks to incorporate into your 2020 summer
7.7.20

Lisa Damour Gives Great Advice

A conversation with Lisa Damour reveals a simple format for giving advice
6.7.20

Becoming

One of my coping strategies for the Covid-19 quarantine has been to listen to Michelle Obama read her autobiography Becoming on Audible. I walk with Michelle, I do puzzles to the sound of her measured storytelling, and I bake bread …

5.1.20

Pandemic Thriller: Too Soon?

I don’t know about you but during the quarantine, I’ve not enjoyed reading fiction the way I used to back in ‘normal times’. Anecdotally, my friends feel similarly and someone explained to me that it’s just too hard to project …

4.30.20

Books for Quarantining

Looking for some reading to take you through the COVID-19 quarantine?
3.22.20

The Overstory by Richard Powers

 

Richard Powers’ The Overstory is a big long read, as massive as the redwoods that he chronicles so lovingly. It’s easy to put aside, which I did for about 9 months after it won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for

2.23.20

On Book Clubbing

Who better than the NYTimes for book recommendations, right? As long as I can remember, poring over the Book Review section of the massive Sunday paper was a ritual and now, one of my favorite weekly listens is the paper’s …

1.18.20