Friday Estimate

What are your estimates?

After I Go

Ester and I were talking about retirement yesterday, and she asked me if I had named any beneficiaries on my accounts.

When the Punches Come Your Way

“Life is flux,” she writes, quoting the Greek philosopher Heraclitus—in other words, “change is the only constant in life.”

What’s Your Limit When Waiting for a Table?

On a Monday night, though, when you’ve still got work to do later in the evening and will be getting up early to head to work the next morning, a 90-minute wait is out of the question.

Monday Check-in

And how were your weekends?

Friday Estimate

What are your estimates?

Traveling Lighter

And then I found the Mother Lode.

Convenient Cooking, But at a Cost

My friend Liz and I recently discussed something we both have in common: As we’ve gotten increasingly more busy at work (she works for the city, I’m traveling more), we’ve cut down on the amount of time we used to spend planning meals and preparing them by eating the same easy-to-prep things over and over again (spinach or kale salads, avocado on toast, grilled cheese). To get out of this rut, Liz recently started using Plated, one of those meal-delivery companies that sends you ingredients from local farmers that you use to whip up dinner in 45 minutes or less (i.e. “braised chicken with gnocchi and artichokes,” or “cod with garlic potatoes”).

Chores, Then and Now

The Wall Street Journal has an indisputable piece by Jennifer Wallace that points out that giving chores to children is a very good thing.