Monthly Archives: November 2014

Thanksgiving morning

I woke up too early and snuck downstairs. Outside the sky is overcast and there’s snow on the ground. A sparrow is sitting on the porch railing, feathers puffed up against the cold, and a man is slowly shoveling the … Continue reading

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Unexpected joys of parenting

Taking Violet to try out parkour. Watching her effortlessly smoke the experienced boys and get invited to the older kids class, the advanced/intermediate class, “really any class we have.” It was a pleasure to watch her, satisfying to see the … Continue reading

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Madam Secretary

I think I’ve figured it out. MADAM SECRETARY isn’t a political thriller: it’s a fantasy of egalitarian marriage. Think about it: an immensely strong, capable, POWERFUL woman with a gorgeous, super-smart, increasingly bad-ass husband who never demands that she step … Continue reading

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We call this the Electoral Moon

I was 1007 at my polling place, at 5:31pm. There was a little bit of applause for voter 1000. The poll workers were VERY HAPPY.

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