For this issue, we asked our contributors, “Do you carry a lucky charm?” Click on the pictures for their answers and links to their websites.


Fiona Ellis

I grew up in a very superstitious household (my father, mostly) and as I have a real contrary streak in my nature, I kicked against it a lot. I would walk under ladders and choose the number 13 if at all possible. But I do have favorite numbers (I don’t like to think of them as lucky), mostly odd like 9, 11, and, of course, 13—but not 7!