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I like fish. Stephen doesn’t. Harry likes fish but only in stick form, and only sometimes, and he keeps things interesting by occasionally insisting he only likes Dr. Praeger’s Fishies. Y’know, the ones that are shaped like actual fish. The ones I haven’t served him in a good two years. But friends, do I let […]
Laura Laing is a writer friend whose new book, Math for Grownups: Re-Learn the Arithmetic You Forgot from School, is perfect for people like me, who sorta remember how to figure out percentages by hand but never actually trust that the final number is correct… Who know that there are 16 tablespoons in a cup, […]
I have lost my writing mojo. It may have something to do with the insomnia that’s been raging for the last week or two—most nights I wake up sometime between 3 and 4, and don’t fall back asleep until dawn. At the moment I half-wish I were Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange; that third […]
Yesterday I went into Manhattan (a rare occurrence these days) to return the copyedited manuscript of Parents Need to Eat Too: Naptime Cooking, One-Handed Meals & Time-Saving Kitchen Tricks for New Parents to Amy, my editor. The next time I see it, the pages will be laid out like, y’know, an actual book, which is […]