Where is my family in the hustle and bustle this holiday season? We are waiting on our holiday photos to create the photo albums for our families and mail out Christmas cards. I have only the kids’ gifts to wrap, which I will do the 24th at night after they’ve gone to bed.
Not too bad.
In other news, I’ve noticed this interesting discussion on a diversity newsletter I am a part of regarding minority and low-income students who attend elite private schools in Manhattan. The New York Times published an article describing how isolated these students felt. At the same time, I have read reaction from several African American women who attended such schools and felt that this article lacked nuance.
In the other extreme, this article in the San Jose Mercury News rang true for me as I have witnessed the unbelievable sacrifices my parents have made to care for my grandmother who has Alzheimer’s disease. Caregiving, while rewarding, is expensive and has driven families into poverty — and even bankruptcy. I found myself shaking my head in disgust as I was reminded, once again, how we’re not set up as a country to care for others.
What else is in the news? What’s up with you?