The "September Issues" Edition
Thanks for giving me a real long weekend last week. I took the week off from publishing. I really needed it! I also need it this week but when you call something “The Sunday Paper” guess what? You made your own weekend bed and you lie in it. Well you lie in a comfortably rumpled Sunday morning one and read this. I lie in a metaphorical one that’s more like a formica cubicle and work every Friday and Saturday. Sigh. TBH, when I start to put it together and your thank you emails and likes and article submissions roll in, it really makes it all worth it, though!
Post-Labor Day, I would suppose that most all of us came back to some version of reality. Whether it’s back to school or back to the physical office (after 2 years) or just a crisper mindset versus a hazy, hot & humid one, we’re all in it.
I would also suppose that everyone in the world came back (physically or mentally) and, specifically, did one of the following:
—made a haircut appointment
—made a dentist appointment
—made a lunch date with someone and immediately regretted doing so
Or in my case, all of the above. The first two I’m sure everyone else did, because “what’s her first available?” got a laugh out of one receptionist and “can you call me if someone cancels?” got what I believe is termed a snort out of another. That was numbers one and two. For number three, don’t be offended! If I have an upcoming lunch date with you, it’s not you with whom I regret the date with. I promise. As to number four, yes! True, as well! It’s not me, but it is two household members. One, tested negative, got on a plane to LA, landed, and woke up positive there. Good luck to fellow passengers on AA Flight 3. The other is in some bedroom or office somewhere here on 10th st and is feeling better.
Returning to the fall mindset is also now, perennially, returning to the memory of today, September 11th, 2001. A tough day to recall. We all have memories. Think back and embrace something you recall from that time.
As all my readers know, the early Fall is also a whole month of reflection for me, as it leads up to the Jewish High Holy Days. I pre-gamed yesterday when I went to a grown up Bat Mitzvah. Mazel Tov, Anya! It was a good way to usher in this period. But so is New York Fashion Week and so is US Open Tennis. However you observe your Days Of Awe, enjoy it all.
Also enjoy this newsletter. It was hard to curate just the right amount of news after a week off. And no, it’s not going to be chock full of QEII. I respected her and I, along with everyone else, really dug her bag & shoe & hat color-block trifectas. Colonialism, not so much. There’s so much more to say about other news by, for, and about women that you may have missed as you get back into routine. From Politics to Pop Culture, and everything in between.
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