I’m home alone tonight, which is unusual. My daughter returned to college this afternoon, after we spent the morning together casting early ballots and walking through fallen leaves. My older son is at a Halloween party with his friends, after working with me on his college applications. My younger son is at a professional hockey … Continue reading How Our Kids Change Us
I’m Also the Lunch Lady
Buckled into my window seat in coach, I took a deep breath and ran through my to do list in my head. It had been a whirlwind of a day already. After spending the morning preparing for the upcoming product launch event in Germany, I navigated New York traffic, crawled through airport security, and raced … Continue reading I’m Also the Lunch Lady
Do You Consider Yourself a Scientist?
“If only we had a scientist here,” my father-in-law lamented one Christmas Eve a few years ago. In the pre-COVID era, we celebrated amongst my husband’s big, gregarious Italian family, surrounded by fried fish, tins of butter cookies, and free-flowing wine. The questions at hand were something about whether, in the southern hemisphere, the toilet … Continue reading Do You Consider Yourself a Scientist?