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December 29, 2009 6:00 AM

The Bright Side to The Decade From Hell

All this talk about the 00's being the Decade Best Forgotten makes me sad. There's no denying it's been rotten. Book-ended by 9-11 and the recession, with a god-awful war in between, it's been one wallop after another the past 10 years. But I'm trying to find some good in it. Don't get me wrong. I love wallowing in my misery as much as any other overworked, underpaid, scared-to-death woman on the street. And yet … what troubles me is that the first 10 years of my kids' lives will be remembered this way. After all. I g...

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