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Ideas

I love my children enough to wish I had never met them

Adoption out of foster care gives kids what they should have had from the start: a loving, stable home. I mourn for the broken family that mine is built on.

Opinion

The awareness of time

I had bought a copy of “The Fortnight in September” and was saving it to read in September. So I happened to be in the middle of it when news came that the queen had died.

Opinion

Another white coat in the family

This is what there is in common between 40 years ago and now: On one end, patients still want to be cared for. On the other end, doctors still want to give care.

Opinion

Go back to the office — please!

My once-serene neighborhood has become an open-air office: business casual exiles ambling down my street arguing loudly about puts and shorts, or supply chain woes, or what Chris said to Tony on Slack.

Ideas

Kids and gender — we have to (be able to) talk about it

Extreme voices on both sides are dominating the conversation. We need the silenced center to speak up.

Ideas

Showing up for migrants who were pawns in a cruel gambit

If a political stunt would deny the Venezuelans their humanity, the outpouring of support from family, friends, and neighbors on Martha’s Vineyard sought to reaffirm it.

Opinion

Charles — be still my heart

Here’s my prediction: I think King Charles III will rule ably, and uncontroversially, for five to seven years.