Ask Maxwell: A Farewell & Thank You!

published Sep 12, 2022
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Maxwell at his desk writing his column
Credit: Maxwell Ryan

Dear Readers,

It’s been almost exactly two years since we started Cubby, and I climbed back into the saddle to write a weekly column for the new site. It has been wonderful to feel connected to you all, respond to your questions and plumb the depths of my memory for insights gleaned over the years that could be of use. It has also been really fun. I love writing.

Now, however, it is time to take a break and hand the spot over to someone else. Cambria and Faith are going to put their heads together and bring in a new voice with a new experience, who will be able to help solve problems from a different angle. I’d tell you who it is, but I don’t know yet!

As for myself, with the break I’m taking I’m going to put my energy into finishing a dozen more childhood stories and put them together in a little book by year end. Using my column time to explore these parts of my life has been particularly fascinating and satisfying and I’m hoping to do a really good job of editing and polishing so that the entire collection really stands on its own. If you’re interested in seeing the final book, please feel free to email me and I’ll let you know when it’s ready. I’m always here:

Thank you for all your patience over the past two years and for supporting our newest and smallest site, CUBBY! We couldn’t be happier with its progress and you can definitely expect more from it in the years ahead.

Best, M

PS. For those of you interested, I thought I’d share this interview – 9 Questions with Maxwell Ryan – which I did with Professor Eric Oliver on his podcast “9 Questions.” This is part of a fascinating series and takes a deep dive into what it means to be alive on the planet. It’s definitely related to parenting children!

All My Childhood Memory Stories – Ranked

Top 10 Questions & Answers Since 2019 – Ranked

Maxwell Ryan is a father and was an elementary school teacher in NYC before founding Apartment Therapy. He’d love to answer your question: This piece was created for Cubby, our weekly newsletter for families at home. Want more? Sign up here for a weekly splash of fun and good ideas for families with kids.

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