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Aesop in the City

I love The New Yorker. I’ve recently re-discovered it, and I appreciate the writing as much as the cartoons. I especially liked this month’s “Aesop in the City” feature by Yoni Brenner. It adapts Aesop’s fables to modern-day New York....

We should have thrown a cast party

My son got his cast off today! Hopefully he’ll gain enough movement in his wrist to be able to write once school starts next week. It’ll be another month before he plays soccer, however. Here’s an anonymous artist’s depiction of my son, before...

People who are more special than we are

I spent the last two days volunteering at high school registration. I distributed the numbered forms required to start the registration process, and made sure that kids registered at the time assigned to them so that we wouldn’t have a bottleneck at the next...

Home Goods coming to La Canada. Yippee. Not.

When the developers of the Sport Chalet complex wanted a variance on one of their buildings last year, I started an email campaign and pleaded with the city council to give it to them since it looked like that variance would probably convince a Borders or a Barnes...