Welcome to Janis Jaquith

You've read her in the Daily Progress. You've listened to her on WVTF public radio. You've even heard about her famous son, Waldo. Now, the noted essayist Janis Jaquith joins the Hook as a monthly back-page columnist. Her essays– from the quest for the perfect soapdish to the folly of naming your subdivision after a fox– have been broadcast locally by NPR-station WVTF and nationally by PRI's "Marketplace" and NPR's "Day to Day." (To read and hear more, visit radioessays.com.) This week, she looks– in a light way– at the space between us. See page 71. –editor.