All I want for Christmas…

…is you. Yesterday, I was sitting and doing a little (very little) work at Hartford’s downtown library (free Wifi!) and ended up sitting next to a class of would-be English speakers. As I listened to them practice words like “arm” and “hurt,” I got a little¬†choked up. One woman spoke Turkish and Farsi and some …

Eventually, the Trump waters will lap onto your shores

Weirdly, I’m friends with my son’s mother-in-law. I like her. She loves her grandchildren, cares deeply for her family and she’s got a wicked¬†sense of humor. I like that last part, especially. We sit around and pick on one another, cheerfully so. She likes it that I’m a year older than her. I like it …