Behind as usual. But at least I didn’t wait a whole year this time.
The Case for Making Libraries Full of Toys and Games
I wrote this piece for Quartz back in August. Researching the importance of play was really interesting.
10 Unusual Nature Words We Should Use More Often
An excuse to write about petrichor. By the way, the photo above is an example of apricating.
Boardwalk Empire: Our Favorite Words from the Final Season
I had to pay one last word-nerd hurrah to my favorite Prohibition-era gangster show.
The Mysterious Origins of the Jersey Devil
Writing the short Jersey devil entry on the Wordnik Boardwalk Empire piece inspired to me write this longer article for The Week. What I didn’t know: New Jersey is the only state to have an official state demon. Who knew?