Next steps

Here at the Backstretch household, we’re trying to get used to life without Madison. Several friends have recently lost close family members, and the tragedy of the world beyond our borders is horrifying beyond contemplation, so the loss of a cat does require some perspective: still, in our little world it’s been a rough couple…

A major digression

Over the last two days, I’ve received two requests from the Fresh Air Fund to publicize its program and let folks know that the Fund is still seeking to place 200 children with host families for a summer sojourn outside of New York City. Specifically, the Fund is looking for families who want to extend…