Did you ever play cat’s cradle when you were a kid? I did, with clever friends in elementary school, but I could never recreate the game when I tried it at home. I could blame this on my little brother’s clumsy fingers, but really, it was because I could never remember how to do it … Read more The Invention of String
A storyphile is someone who loves stories. It’s not a word you’ll find in the dictionary. Yet. But it’s a good word nonetheless—especially for a former classics* major like me. It combines the word story with the suffix –phile, which means someone who loves. It’s from the Greek philos, which means beloved or loving. The … Read more What Is a Storyphile?