Here Is Your Open Thread

— From The Washington Post, examining companies that have policies geared towards work-life balance.

Chatting About John Grisham

Meaghan: The Pelican Brief! I remember there was a movie, and it was funny to me because ‘brief’ meant underwear. That’s really my only context for John Grisham.

Here Is Your Open Thread

— Dana McMahan, in an essay for The Morning News, about buying a vacation house in Detroit.

GTD, Planning for the Holidays Edition

You ever think we’re going to be the last generation that does presents? Like, we were the last generation that did trick-or-treating as a door-to-door thing, don’t most kids do organized Candy Events now? And we were the last generation that did birthday parties where everyone brought gifts, now it’s like “bring a used book for charity, please do not bring my child a Spiderman toy.”

Here Is Your Open Thread

From Gothamist: “Life Inside a Brooklyn Squat.”

Here Is Your Open Thread

Tamar Adler, in The New York Times Magazine, on cooking and eating when it’s just you at the dinner table.

Here Is Your Open Thread

Tracy Moore at Jezebel on not dating up or down, but dating equal.

Chatting About Crocs, Y’all

Meaghan: And wages for housework! Ha. I, for one, was delighted to see you are a Crocs Person. I saw that movie Obvious Child and Jenny Slate has this amazing Crocs scene and really sold me on the whole idea, like a decade late. Have you been in the Crocs biz long?

Chatting About Work Trips and Expense Guilt

Meaghan: Expenses are the best thing about work trips. But also very fraught. Or in the hands of people like us, very fraught. EXPENSE GUILT!

Mike: Oh totally. I am bad about expensing things—or maybe I feel bad about expensing things. For example, I will be taking public transportation to the airport even though I can just hail a cab or order an Uber and expense it.

“Can You Conference Me In?”

Something interesting will happen if you go, I can promise you that.

Monday Check-in

How were your weekends?