a dangling participle is better than being invisible,

she might have said. My cousin said that she has felt like a dangling participle in my niece’s upcoming wedding and all its details. It was a surprising turn of phrase from her, but quite apt. She is trying to fit in from a distance, coming and going from Israel, having left here right before my … More a dangling participle is better than being invisible,

is that an elephant in the room or are we not in the same room?

I had set out to write about curiosity, that being the name of the newest book that I’ve succumbed to just bought. It’s actually called Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It by Ian Leslie. I had read a review on Scientific American here. It pulled me right in, too, thus the quick purchase, … More is that an elephant in the room or are we not in the same room?

they observe that firstborn girls

…are most likely to succeed, says the observing Scientific American. Bossy, know-it-all older sisters everywhere now have something else to lord over their younger siblings: Researchers have found that firstborn girls are the most ambitious and successful children in their families. A slew of real life examples appear to back this up: Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, Oprah … More they observe that firstborn girls

some contrasts

from the grey here once again. Sigh. Waiting for spring to show itself here on the east coast. Flying home today, approaching landing, I saw these strangely shaped greige large plots of land with no trees, spotted by butterfly-shaped beige areas. Oh. Golf courses. Eagerly awaiting the color that I saw in LALA land. Such … More some contrasts