Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Essays

Me, with my family, on my 40th birthday and on Jackson's first day of kindergarten. The topic of aging is probably not too far from most of our minds on any given week. How could it not be when we are bombarded with societal messages, from advertisements to doctors' advice, about getting older and how… Read More

The following essay is a guest post written by Emily Morris, whose previous guest essays can be read here, here,here, and here. I was twenty-five when I went to the no-kill cat shelter in town and met the cat who lived in the office there. He had been there for a year, and the first… Read More

Hello! Guess what today is? It's 17 more days until school starts again! (And also 17 more days until I turn 40, but in our home the former is the bigger deal). This summer has been a ... kind of weird one. Nothing particularly challenging has happened in our home, though we've had some struggles… Read More

There are lots of ways to be reminded of the passing of time. The holidays are always a big reminder for me: the traditions, the family visits, the ringing in of a new year. For a long time, the beginning and end of a school year were pretty pronounced markers of time passing. Then I… Read More