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Daily Archives: April 12th, 2010

The Fatally Distracted Parent

  THIS ARTICLE is almost too upsetting to read. The Washington Post examines the relatively rare, but increasingly common, incidence of children who die when they are left unattended in the back seats of cars during warm weather. It’s horrific. One child reportedly pulled out all her hair before succumbing. Some of the parents have faced criminal charges. All of the […]

The Purloined Lunch

   Twenty years ago, I began making my husband lunch every day, a bag lunch though I rarely packaged it in the traditional brown bag. Women have made lunches for their husbands for eons, long before there were factories or corporate campuses or high-rise office buildings. Farm wives heaped the table at noontime. Men in India carried their tiffin in metal […]