Today is the Jewish festival of Tu Bishvat, the New Year of the Trees, and in honor of this celebration that seems out of place here, my article How My Kids and I Celebrate Tu Bishevat in Wintry Chicago appeared in Kveller.

The above photo is from one of my trips to the Garfield Conservatory, and I’m going to try to keep its happy greenery in mind while I continue to battle the tech jungle….