Bibliophile and bookseller that I am, I have many dictionaries, all of them more beautiful than this humble, battered old paperback. But this is the one I’ve kept within arm’s reach since college. It’s the one, all these years later, that I still refer to on a daily basis. The word in question today? Slander. Life can turn on a dime. I know this for sure because I’m living it. Here’s hoping that the next time it does, it will be for the better.