May 12, 2024: Today, on what some are calling Mother’s Day, Salon is kindly running a piece I wrote (original title: “A Mary Tyler Mom: Remembering a stylish mother and a bad daughterly moment”) about my mom, Judy McConnell (1941-2010); see here. (I’m honestly a little relieved that the essay takes a dark turn at the end; otherwise I would have worried that I’m getting soft.) Incidentally, this marks the third piece, after this one and this one, that I’ve written about my mom and her side of my family. Who knew there was still so much left to say about Wasps?