RANT To Bill Walton’s commentary that ruins broadcasts of college basketball games. He’s so into himself and so irritating that I don’t even want to watch Husky games. I hope his contract won’t be renewed.

RAVE To my neighbor, who, hearing how anxious I was about my cooking skills when it was my turn to host my dinner group, emailed me a list of easy-to-make, delicious potential menu ideas that fit my eating preferences. At my invitation, she spent 90 minutes helping me plan my chosen entrée. Along the way my anxiety disappeared, hosting became fun, and my guests LOVED my food. How blessed am I to have such an attuned and generous neighbor!