THE BROAD VIEW

This scooter madness must end

OLD friends of ours like to tell the story of the time they looked out their front window and saw a grown man propelling himself down their street on a child's push scooter. Peeking over his shoulder was a baby in a backpack, squealing with glee.

The Christmas time capsule

IT would be fair to call my home decor aesthetic the opposite of a Pottery Barn catalog. In theory, I would love to live in a Pottery Barn catalog, but in practice, I'm too much of a pack rat to be comfortable among spare furnishings in rich earth tones. Our house looks like an ongoing...