NYC's homelessness may only get worse
Over the summer, several of the parenting message boards I participate in lit up with a new complaint: Homeless people were showering in the sprinklers of children's parks. In Homecrest, Brooklyn, one had stripped to his underwear … as “First World …
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Michael Perry: So, what's a zerk?
Since the first time I heard it, 'zerk' has always been one of my favorite words. It's fun to pronounce, for one thing. Satisfyingly abrupt and workmanlike, and yet, that entertaining 'z' for fun. It's also the kind of word a typist with soft hands …
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Parenting from my mother's journals
As I relive all of the events that felt so significant to me as a child, I see them globally, through her, and for the first time they make sense. I wonder, as I read on, what my children make of what's happening around them as my husband works on his …
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