America the Beautiful
August 5, 2015
The kids were crying and hugging each other, declaring “Love you!” whenever one of them piled their belongings into a parent’s car or a New York City taxi to leave for home. Their heartbreak was palpable, their connection undeniable. I was watching this going on around me as I sat on the bench last weekend outside […]
July 28, 2015
The older child made a request: Please bring me my ukulele. And a coffee maker. And coffee. The ukulele, I could see. When one is spending the month at a precollege program, sleeping in the dorms and sitting in class all day, a young man needs his ukulele. Of course. But the coffee maker? In […]
July 7, 2015
You can’t unsee what you’ve seen, and other people’s real life horror is not something to carry with you through life.
May 26, 2015
What I learned, loved, and ate at the Microsoft #ChampionsSummit brand ambassador trip.
April 7, 2015
So we go about the business of making memories, Instagramming and Facebooking them along the way as proof that we are excellent modern parents.
March 31, 2015
I read Bill Gates’ “The Road Ahead,” the Microsoft CEO’s manifesto about the “Information Superhighway,” which is 90’s-speak for “the interwebs.”
March 23, 2015
About all anyone at the retreat knew about me is that my name is Jennifer, I am from New Jersey, and I prefer the meat-eater’s line at the buffet.