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  • make-believe: hibernation lite.

    I threw my back out (again) last week and so while trying to take it easy and keep up with my new regimen of physical therapy exercises, I’ve got keeping cozy on my mind.…

    September 20, 2022 3 Comments
  • things you can do today.

    Faye turns eight today. In fact, I’m writing these words at the very minute of the morning that I first held her tiny, bird-like body in my arms at St. Luke’s hospital. That minute…

    May 26, 2022 12 Comments
  • make-believe: golden hour.

    Is there such a thing as Covid cravings? As my sense of smell has all but disappeared and my sense of taste seems to grow fainter by the moment, I’m craving bright green salads…

    May 16, 2022 2 Comments
  • make-believe: rainy day reading corner.

    Quick, before the sun comes out and I have the will to leave the apartment again, here’s an ode to making the best of these decidedly dreary February days. Here’s what I’m daydreaming about:…

    February 22, 2022 2 Comments
  • at this table.

    At this table we sing with joy, with sorrow. We pray of suffering and remorse. We give thanks. Perhaps the world will end at the kitchen table, while we are laughing and crying, eating…

    November 24, 2021 6 Comments
  • make-believe: a night at the opera.

    A few days ago, on a total whim, a very dear friend and I decided we’d splurge on tickets to the opera. This part of the story is not make believe. Our nose bleed…

    September 30, 2021 9 Comments
  • lavender simple syrup.

    Among other small wonders, there’s an organic lavender field growing on Governors Island. To get to the ice-cream cone shaped island our family takes the ferry from Red Hook/Atlantic Basin. The boat spends more…

    July 12, 2021 4 Comments
  • make-believe: heat wave.

    The heat (among other things) has been making me feel cranky and crampy and generally irritable this week. So here’s a daydream about how I’d like to be passing the heatwave: short skirt, rotating…

    July 7, 2021 8 Comments
  • gift guide: father’s day.

    Gift ideas for fathers, or anyone at all you love, in springtime: A porcelain utility crock for essential utensils (or anything). A little something to restore the glow to those cheeks. Some time to…

    June 15, 2021 3 Comments
  • make-believe: sunny kitchen.

    All week long I’ve been chasing the feeling I had making pesto in my kitchen on Saturday afternoon. My big kids were playing outside with the neighbors and so the apartment was quiet and…

    March 25, 2021 11 Comments