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Twenty-one years. The closer I get to the 40, the less that feels like a big number. And so I'll say that it was just 21 years ago that I sat down to write what my high school called “senior … more
Agree to disagree. On their face, the three words sound reasonable enough, like “let bygones be bygones” or “give peace a chance.” We could all use a little more agreement in our lives. … more
I've never been exactly fond of dressing up on Halloween or decorating for it, but it may be the one night of the year I've always felt most at home here in our little corner of the world. … more
We don't do a lot of hand holding these days. Maybe that's why those five fingers slipping inside my own and taking hold very nearly knocked the breath from my body. Six-year-olds don't … more
Think fast. Do you know anyone who was laid off because of the pandemic? Are you sure? How about anyone who had to lay someone off because of the pandemic? I know I asked you to think fast, but I … more
There should be less of it by now. We have fewer places to go, fewer people to see. Zooms don't even require pants, or at least not the type you wear in public. And yet it piles up. … more
If the constant fighting on your Facebook feed and uncomfortable conversations with the relatives hadn't already keyed you into the fact that election season is upon us, surely a car trip to just … more
I like the mornings the best. Sometimes I wake up, and I've forgotten. I let the dogs out. I let the dogs in and feed them, let them out yet again. If it's a weekend, I can keep up this quiet … more
Going into parenthood, the benefits seem pretty clear. You get a small person to love and dote on, you get to raise a respectable member of society, you get to continue your legacy, and so on. … more
Dirt-caked fingernails. Clothes sodden with grease and oil. The heavy scent of manure wafting upward from a pair of muddy boots. When I was a kid, these were the signals to me that someone had … more
In a typical year, gifts for the teacher are given around the Christmas break or even saved for the end of the year. In case you haven't noticed, this is not a typical year. Allow me to present … more
The headlines are all ringing out a death knell for New York City. Apartment vacancies are at an all-time high, the MTA is like a waste land, and Broadway is shut down until January…at least. … more
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