Swithering » swither (Scots), v.: to be uncertain, in two minds, to doubt, waver, or dither.

The Croft and the Stone

October 26, 2015 | No Comments

In September I read an essay by John McPhee, “Omission: Choosing what to leave out,” in The New Yorker, and it reminded me how much I admire his work. I promptly made…

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The Reading Life: 2014

December 28, 2014 | No Comments

What a year of reading it has been! An embarrassment of riches, and I’ve marked with an asterisk those books I particularly recommend. Fiction favorites include How to Be Both by…

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