Karen Cheung is a writer in Hong Kong.
Demand was off the charts for the print edition of the project in The Times Magazine and the companion broadsheet section over the weekend. Both are now available in The Times Store.Delivered in 2-3 bussiness days
Recently, I spent most of the day hanging out with a friend’s 5-year-old. We did a lot of playing: the throwing-the-stuffed-animals-into-the-air game, the pretend-sleeping-with-very-loud-snoring game, the this-fort-will-protect-us-from-dinosaurs game — all the hits. At one point, she looked at me, genuinely confused, and said: “Wait. Are you a grown up?” This was a very affirming encounter. So I guess at low moments I like to either FaceTime my 5-year-old friend and make her tell me how much fun I am or, in a pinch, force people to listen to this story.
I watched the Democratic Party debates among presidential contenders through a single prism: Who can beat Trump? In the end, nothing else matters because another five and a half years of this will drag Americans into an abyss of moral collapse.Delivered in 2-3 bussiness days