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WEREWOLVES. PUPPET MASTERS. DEAD BODIES. WAX MUSEUMS. WHAT OTHER MYSTERIES DOES LONDON HOLD?

Detective Chief Inspector Moses Reilly of Scotland Yard is the consummate bachelor, married…

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Your Body, Your Writing

This blog is concerned with the sacral chakra, second from the bottom. Irish writer and poet Christy Brown was born with cerebral palsy and learned to paint and write with the only part of his body not affected by paralysis, his left foot. His autobiography, My Left Foot, was made… read more

On Not Owning a Car

What do Lena Dunham, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Quincey Jones, Vincent Kartheizer, Dan Savage, David Sedaris and Barbara Streisand all have in common? None of them owns a car. Neither do I, as I said in my last blog Three Tips for a Youthful Body and Mind. My decision to not own… read more

Three Tips for a Youthful Mind and Body

Title image: The Fountain of Youth by German Renaissance Painter Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1546 This topic would typically yield a listicle of 10 items, but I figure you already know them: eat well, get __ (you fill in the blank) hours of sleep a night, exercise regularly, wear sun block (for those… read more

Julie Tetel Andresen has written about language and love for more than 20 years. A professor of linguistics at Duke University, Julie has also written more than twenty romance novels and novellas. read more