Holiday Gifts: off the beaten track

‘Tis the season, folks! I absolutely love gift giving. I love it hard. And as a self-styled Gift Goddess I proclaim here and now the best presents aren’t about the pricetag. If I were to choose favorites among those generously bestowed on me over the years —  how crass! —  they’d be evenly split between … Continue reading

Maps & Money

So the sheer size (and buying power) of my home nation is almost impossible for other people to get their heads around. And I can’t really blame them. But behold: a map of the US – each state is labelled with a nation that has a comparable GDP. Now, do take it with a grain … Continue reading