Happy Labor Day to the bridge builders of American liberty

Happy Labor Day to the bridge builders of American liberty

This past Saturday, on a weather-perfect afternoon in Brooklyn, my son Charlie sat at an outdoor restaurant enjoying the view. "You can see three bridges and the Statue of Liberty from where I'm sitting right now," he texted us, along with the picture. Though he has lived in New York for nine years, Charlie still [...]

A Labor Day salute to the Mackinac Island Bridge builders

A Labor Day salute to the Mackinac Island Bridge builders

This weekend, we floated under and later drove over the magnificent Mackinac Island Bridge. The structure, which spans five miles and was at one time the longest suspension bridge in the world, stands as an excellent tribute to the fortitude of the American worker. At least 3,500 workers and 350 engineers spent 48 months building [...]

Does summer trump fall in our debate? Molly B vs. Me

Does summer trump fall in our debate? Molly B vs. Me

One of us is marching toward fall with her chin in the air, left arm tucked in a cozy wool sweater, right hand holding a crunchy apple. The other is taking a more languid pace, bare toes dragging in wet sand, marshmallow mustache on surly lip, face turned toward the setting summer sun. Here is [...]