1. I love a tightly-written essay. Preferably by Roger Rosenblatt.
2. I love homemade strawberry marshmallows (strawshmellows).
3. I love my kids’ smiles, unforced, unabashed.
4. I love the feeling of all the tension washing out of my system in a hot shower.
5. I love Zooey Deschanel’s cadence and inflection in “New Girl.”
6. I love Michelle Obama.
7. I love helping a student solve a puzzle with his/her writing, or with language in general.
8. I love finding an old letter from my husband.
9. I love the Montessori method.
10. I love looking at this picture from four Januarys ago….