Last year, on the first Friday of Advent, I headed down to the basement to grab our wreath-form, so I could take it to church that night and make our Advent wreath. Since I was rummaging around in the Advent box, I grabbed a dozen or so of our favorite Christmas books and brought them [...]
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Recently, after I gave Dorothy Sayers a Facebook handshake on Hug-an-Author Day because she’s too intimidating to hug, my friend Lynne wrote: “I’d have to hug Dorothy Sayers (despite the fact that she intimidates me) because of Gaudy Night, one of my top ten books.” My friend Sarah added, “I read Gaudy Night as a [...]
I had no idea I was this tired. On Wednesday, I left Seattle at noon and flew to San Antonio, where I met up with the neuroscientist and would-be comedian John Medina for a hilarious and enlightening two-hour ride out to Laity Lodge, deep in the heart of Texas. We got to the lodge around [...]