Posts filed as “Parenthood”

A Belated Christmas Tale

I confess to utter bafflement when it comes to the emergence of Joni Mitchell’s wonderfully depressing song “River” as a Christmas standard. So I enjoyed reading this article in TNR about how it all came about. Of course, I am probably not one to talk. A few weeks ago, my older son asked me to ...Read more.


Can we all agree to leave this poor woman alone already? It’s enough....Read more.


I’ve been a journalist long enough to know when someone wants to bury a story and we saw a prime example recently, courtesy of the journal Science and the MacArthur Foundation. They released a study on Friday, December 21 – yes, that’s the December 21st that occurs four days before Christmas – comparing the intellectual ...Read more.