I’m not thinking about politics right now, I’m thinking about my mom and the thousands of elderly people in Florida who fear the traffic and the congestion and so, instead of taking action, stay put. I spent hours on and off the phone with my Mother last night, looking for flights and options for her. I was so close in convincing her to go to Boston, and take a train from there. I’d even go to Boston to escort her. But no. The worry of getting to the airport was too great. All options, all met with the same concern of “How will I get there?” If my father were still alive, it would be worse for her, his lack of mobility a concern as she tried to make a decision for two. Oh the stress that would have been on her. But now, she’s thinking of herself, and what she has to do to survive. There are other hardcore folks in the midst, all who have faith in the hurricane proof window panes and whatever else exists to protect Floridians during an Irma. My mother is as ever a fighter. Confident in her ability to survive. And so, I need to hold down the fort, in the comfort of my home, look after my family and wait out Irma, hoping she leaves my Mom–and millions of others–unharmed.
Hils:“I go back over my own shortcomings and the mistakes we made. I take responsibility for all of them. You can blame the data, blame the message, blame anything you want — but I was the candidate. It was my campaign. Those were my decisions.”
Laverne Cox: It feels like some weird fantasy that I’ve had since Destiny’s Child. It feels amazing that I get to be a part of this brand that has already inspired me and be working with a woman who has especially been a huge inspiration to me and so many folks around the world.”
Kate Winslet: “There’s a certain sense of satisfaction after having had three children and being 41 years old, and actually feeling probably fitter and stronger than ever. It was like, I can put some of that physical strength to good use.”
Maya Musk: “I’m living proof that you can find work for an older woman; I’ve never worked so much as I do now.”
Tina Fey’s Mean Girls tickets go on sale October 3.
And now it’s time for another edition of Betsy DeVos WTF.
How can you not love Cher?
Thanksgiving era sex.
And now have a laugh with Ali Wong.
If you’d like to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, here are some organizations to check out.