Grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup.
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Do you know what’s for dinner Wednesday night? My colleague Cari Nazeer asked that question in a Forge Daily Tip this past Saturday, on the last weekend before Election Day. A “low-stakes action plan,” Cari wrote, is “a way to claim agency over some small sliver of life, even if everything else is scary.”

It was just the prompt I needed. I tend to cook my feelings, so I spent much of this anxious weekend stirring bubbling vats…