Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

Can you believe we're a week away from Christmas (and Hanukkah!)? Every year, it sneaks up on me and every year I try to get started with everything — shopping, planning, decorating — a little earlier so that, in the final days of the holiday season, I can be present and slow down and enjoy… Read More

Ugh, I was up all night battling what I guess is the flu. It came on suddenly at 7 PM and I threw up probably more times in one night than in all my months of pregnancy combined (I'm not pregnant, fyi). We had plans to go out this evening, so Drew called our sitter… Read More

Phew, this felt like a long week, didn't it? But despite all the bad post-election news, I'm feeling uplifted and optimistic this week, in large part because of your generosity, your kind comments and emails of support, and the general atmosphere of goodwill in this community. I feel a renewed sense of commitment to you… Read More “What I say to them is that people are complicated,” Obama told me. “Societies and cultures are really complicated … This is not mathematics; this is biology and chemistry. These are living organisms, and it’s messy. And your job as a citizen and as a decent human being is to constantly affirm and lift… Read More

On Wednesday evening, I was walking home with Jackson from a weekly appointment we have, feeling super glum. It was a dreary day and not just because of the election results, and, since the time change over the weekend, it was much darker on our walk home than normal. Jackson asked if it was so… Read More