Five things I learned this weekend

The holiday season begins in T-minus three days and I'm feeling panicky generous. As I'm coming off an especially educational few days, I thought I'd share a few tips I picked up during November's spare weekend. 1) Toilet paper is no substitute for paper toweling. Does this seem obvious to you? It only occurred to [...]

A parent’s high school survival guide

Though we toasted it simply, with a quick meal at our neighborhood Chinese restaurant, yesterday marked a significant milestone for Molly and me, the last day of her first year of high school. She gave her freshman year a nine out of ten, which is high praise from someone who began the year getting cut [...]