Wandering up and down Michigan Avenue, awaiting my husband’s arrival for his father’s funeral, I managed to find levity (or at least levity sufficient to floatĀ my boat, if nobody else’s) in branding at Sur la Table, a store I adore:

baked

As trademarks for baking dishes go, I have to give BAKED a thumbs-down. But Baked Occasions as a cookbook name? BAKED as a mark that is suggestive for Colorado and Washington, and now a few more states? Yeah, that just might work.

 

The second daughter is a first year at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, a haven for music and liberal arts tucked into a part of the country I never dreamed I’d visit. I’ve now been to Appleton four times, and I crack up every time I see this:

kippa-law

Is this just short for Jewish Kippa Law? Is there a skullcap specialization of which I wasn’t previously aware?