Good morning! We’ll be on our holiday schedule starting next week so we won’t have an official weekend estimate, but feel free to use this post to make estimates/go over holiday plans if you feel inclined to do so. We’ll be publishing some stories from some of our regular contributors with the theme of “Home for the Holidays” and highlighting some of our favorite stories of the year. Plus the editors here will get a much-needed break. We hope you’ll get one as well!
It’s the time of year when everyone puts on the ugliest sweater they can find.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever owned a Lack coffee table from Ikea. Keep your hand raised if your Lack coffee table was passed on to you from a friend, or found on the street, or bought for $10 on Craigslist, where you are bound to find pages and pages of Lack coffee tables for sale.
Carl Richards, a certified financial planner and the creator for the “Sketch Guy” column for the New York Times, is currently doing the “12 days of behavior gap” in which he gives out one of his sketches each day in his email newsletter and tells a story about it.
And how were your weekends?
What are your estimates?
A recent New York Times poll found “that only 64 percent of respondents said they still believed in the American dream, the lowest result in roughly two decades.”
We often ask whether gentrification is bad or good. Retenanting, it seems, is part of the bad aspects.
And how were your weekends? Quickly filling up with holiday-related obligations?