I'm Betsy, a native Washingtonian who moved back to DC in 2012 after four years in New York City, eight months in Paris, and four years in London. My British husband and I welcomed our son Robbie in December and we're settling into our new life as a family of three - well, four, if you include Charlie, our black Lab - in a new house while exploring our ever-changing city and visiting family in England. (We like to travel to new destinations, too, and hope to keep this up even with the baby!) I work in arts fundraising, enjoy entertaining and homemaking, am obsessively interested in Jewish and Christian theology especially as they impact public life and the social contract in a country where we're not supposed to have any state-endorsed religion, and, since the 2016 election, have become passionately invested in politics to advance progressive causes.

As you might know, I blogged relatively seriously at Betsy Transatlantically for nearly five years before closing up shop in late 2015. It's different here, though I'm (still) not sure how. Regardless, if you followed me there, welcome (back)!