The Stuff of Stuff

What compels a person to keep and collect every scrap of paper they come in contact with? Don’t we all have odd, sentimental collections - things we simply can’t part with, even though they have no practical use? What’s the difference between someone who collects and someone who hoards? Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee…
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My Current Puny Reads

I’m often in awe of those folks over in Reader’s Services with their lengthy lists of great reads and end-of-year reading lists that leave me a little envious. Last year my mom sheepishly told me she had read over a hundred books in 2017. She’s in five or six book clubs (many right here at…
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Like Water for Miriam’s Well

Local author Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg’s, latest book, Miriam’s Well, is a wonderful chronicle of one woman’s life as she navigates the modern world. The title character is a woman without a home, but finds herself rooted in nation-changing events throughout the 20th and 21st century. We see Miriam and her family walk through moon-lit streets during…
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