The Gift, by Lewis Hyde

The Gift starts with an anthropological overview of giftgiving, and proceeds to argue that works of art – which are treated as commodities in modern western culture – ought to be seen, first and foremost, as gifts. This book is a call to suspend concern…

Resolution: Make up New Words

Why should Shakespeare have all the fun? If the Bard could make up new words and have them stick, so can we! New words can be logical and easily understood. You might start out with something like Lisa’s use of readee to mean someone who…