"These rallies are like super-saturated high school reunions. Every writer you've ever worked with or slept with, admired or betrayed — they're all there. At the first one, I elbowed my way through the crowd and right into my nemesis, who beamed at me artificially. "Anna, how are you?" She looked over my baggy ensemble, probably wondering if I was just fat or actually pregnant, and how long into my maternity leave she could steal my job." — pregnant Dawson's Creek and Men In Trees writer Anna Fricke on her experience being preggers during the interminable writers' strike. [ New York Times]