Where will we be a year from now?

Is this what you expected life to look like a year ago?  When my children were all young, the changes I noticed from year to year were often typical milestones: first steps, potty training, starting school, riding bikes.   In those labor-intensive years coated with more body fluids than I care to recount, raising children felt like my […]

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Try for a lighter, more meaningful Christmas

Shortly after the Thanksgiving leftovers have been polished off, holiday stress begins its annual escalation.  This year the inevitable pressure to find the perfect holiday gifts seems accentuated, given the supply shortages caused by the ongoing pandemic.  University of Minnesota professor Joel Waldfogel, who wrote “Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Presents for the Holidays,” claims that […]

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