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A heart in the right place

It’s always an emotionally tricky time when your child hits a major milestone. Tomorrow, Archie, our seventh child, starts kindergarten. It’s been three years since we’ve had a Kindergartner in all their chirpy wiggly-toothed eager glory. Every last one of them has entered Kindergarten proud and ready to move into the orbit populated by big […]

Never eat alone

I have never eaten in a restaurant alone. I’ve eaten in food courts, hospital cafeterias, and in airports without a companion. The sense you’re an oddball simply isn’t present as you munch on a Polish dog at Midway in Chicago. Nearly everyone is in the same boat—in transit and hungrier for something more than a […]