Happy parents, and the death of the telephone

Pamela has written almost countless pieces in the last month or so. I will call out two — a piece in the New York Times style section about the death of the telephone that got massive attention (magazine articles, radio, television, etc.), and a piece in today’s paper about recent research that older parents are happier than younger ones. The study does not reveal whether this is because they have achieved a state of zen about the inconvenience of children, or whether it’s because as you get older, the kids graduate from school and move away.