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“Donde esta el baño” is pretty much the extent of my Spanish speaking ability (and yes, I took three years of Español in high school), so of course, I want my nine-month-old to be fluent. That way I can save … Continue reading

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Thesaurus. There, I said it. I know Stephen King (famous thesaurus disparager) is somewhere headdesking even as I type, but I am willing to own—even celebrate—that I use a thesaurus. With regularity, in fact. And I know I’m not the … Continue reading

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My partner just made a writerly observation about a James Patterson book she’s reading. She noticed that the POV character in Patterson’s books often describes other characters by which famous person that character looks like, rather than statistical height-color-type data. … Continue reading

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