I’m one of the many casualties of the Winter of 2014, dealing with the aftermath of a FOOSH – a Fracture On Out Stretched Hand. The upside is that I’ve learned a lot about voice recognition software and about occupational therapy. I’ve learned to use Dragon Dictation (free version) on my iPad and Microsoft Windows Speech Recognition
My mother, the bowling league champ and Sierra Club hiker, still looks bemused when I talk about sports. She doesn’t think she’s ever participated in sports, and she no more associates me with sports than with diamond mining. As a child I stayed inside to read. In junior high I used a broken leg as
The banner on this website was scanned from a compliments slip - a standard piece of British stationery, to be included in envelopes with anything other than a letter - that was made for me on a letterpress when I was writing my first book, nearly 25 years ago. I lived in Camberwell, in south
Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose-garden. My words echo Thus, in your mind.
Would you be able to explain the difference between Jesus and Santa Claus, or the symbolism of different Hanukkah and Christmas foods? These were topics of conversation as Berkshire Publishing hosted its first holiday party in China. I was in Beijing to speak at a digital publishing conference, but I also found a way to
One of my latest favorite recipes is Chinese peanut and sesame noodles, made with wholewheat fettuccine and served cold with lots of chopped vegetables. And, in a perfect world, with those crisp pale bean sprouts that are ubiquitous in Chinese food and in supermarkets on the west coast. I've lived on the east coast for