Category Archives: Things I Love

Things I Love Lately

Raising Dudes that are Manly in All the Right Ways – This piece on the Good Men Project is resonant for me in general, and in particular right now as I think about the fact that my son has lost two grandfathers in two months.  My husband, and his father, is a good (great) man […]

Things I Love Lately

Practicing Who I Will Be When my Kids are Out of the House – I love this piece by Lauren Apfel (whose work overall I find particularly thoughtful and thought-provoking).  Now that I have one child out of the house, this topic feels resonant and clsoe to me.  This is the line I can’t stop […]

Things I Love Lately

Night Walks With My Teens (Who Are About to Leave Me) – My adoration and admiration of Catherine Newman’s work is not a secret, and this may be my favorite piece of hers I’ve read so far.  To say it resonated, as I faced a daughter leaving, is an understatement.  This is a must read. […]

Things I Love Lately & Happy Fourth

Poppy and his four grandchildren out for a dinghy ride, July 2, 2017 Happy Fourth of July! In what has become a cherished tradition, we are celebrating this weekend with my whole family.  The small town where we spend summer weekends has a wonderful parade (you can see photos of the children at the parade […]

Things I Love Lately

Finishing a Memoir with Months to Live – I adored The Bright Hour, and this piece about the book’s writer, Nina Riggs, just took my breath away. Nina is so brilliantly captured in these reflections by Tita, and her vivid, generous approach to life leaps off the page.  Read the piece, and read the book, […]

Things I Love Lately

To She Who Persists – I’ve been hugely moved by John Pavlovitz’s writing lately, and I recommend it all.  This piece in particular touched me, and made me cry.  When he refers to the “near infinite chain of strong, intelligent, capable women, having to shout to be heard above the hissing, frantic noise of insecure men […]

Things I Love Lately

I’ll be honest.  I’m not loving a lot right now, since I’m preoccupied with what’s going on in our country.  But when I am not reading news, I’m trying to distract myself, I’ll be honest.  I’d love to hear what you are reading, thinking about, and loving lately. MARS – Whit and I are watching […]

Things I Love Lately

Great New Books – As you may or may not know, I write occasionally for Great New Books, reviewing a book I’ve loved.  At the end of the year we always publish a series of group posts, which I really love.  We shared our Best Books of 2016, our Favorite Book Quotes from 2016, our […]

Things I Love Lately

Do Not Go Gentle – this New York Times op-ed by Roger Cohen made me weep.  As in big, fat tears bouncing off my desk as I read it. His writing is glorious, but his point also resonated with me in a deep way.  I had been thinking about how I feel both sorrowful and […]

Things I Love Lately

Stronger Together – this open letter in the Harvard Crimson gave me goosebumps.  The Harvard women’s soccer team, famously described and derided in the men’s soccer team’s “scouting report,” addresses the situation.  They are named, and they speak for themselves.  I love what they say about learning to work hard, move past challenges, and that […]