Deni Béchard’s Empty Hands, Open Arms (2013) #ReadtheChange


Before reading this book, the strongest connotation I had with Kinshasa was its central significance in the co-operative boardgame Pandemic. There are a handful of cities on each continent and players coordinate the strengths of their roles to stop the spread of disease; these days, it’s hardly light entertainment.

Deni Béchard’s Empty Hands, Open Arms (2013) #ReadtheChange2020-05-15T15:05:42-05:00

Being a Good Girl


The word 'goodish' entered my vocabulary thanks to an observation that Carol Shields makes of two female friends in The Republic of Love. (General increased usage of -ish also ensued.) "They love the word ‘goodish,’ as in goodish sunsets, goodish travel bargains, goodish men." The title and cover of Suzanne Sutherland's When

Being a Good Girl2020-05-04T14:41:58-05:00
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