Story of the Week – wk 11 (and Recipe)

In my home, every Friday night is pizza night.  But rather than order out I make pizza, which is better than anything we can order in or get at the restaurants in our area.  No bragging, just the truth.  There is something to be said about cooking food with high quality ingredients and love; the latter does Read More …

Remains of the Day

Yesterday, we drove the golf cart to the south side of Long Island in the late afternoon for Em’s third beach trip ever.   We left behind only a migration of sand-cast baby turtles and our footprints….

The Attic

I am five days (!) into our Maine vacation and I am resisting.  Today will be our second full day at the summer cottage and I am resisting.  I am resisting the uninsulated nature of a place built for three-season use with planks for dividing walls and floors, but no privacy of sound.  It is Read More …

From Maine With Love

It took some several days to get here, but we are finally settled in with family in Maine. First stop is with C’s parents in their summer cottage on Long Island and then all the way to where 95 ends for a week with my folks. I have been looking forward to this trip for Read More …

Timesaver: Be Your Own Personal Chef

If you know me well enough you know that I am always looking for the most efficient way to do anything. Maximizing time is particularly important now as I try to carve out time for creative pursuits.  So, given that I do not have a personal chef to help me feed my family nutritious meals (and Read More …

Story of the Week – Wk 10

So, an interesting thing is happening with me at 1:00 am after settling Em back in bed post potty break or sleep training.  I sit there in the rocking chair listening to her sleep music and a story, poetry or book idea comes to me.  Fully formed.  I have a full outline for a non-fiction book on Read More …

May – June Projects Gallery

Wedding Cake We opted out of a wedding cake at our Kauai wedding five years ago since the ceremony was on a beach and the reception at a luau.  Recently, some friends gave me a hard time about this omission, because I make wedding cakes.  So, this year I said, “What the heck!”   Garden Read More …

The Sleep Project

The last few weeks have been a bit of a blur with my predominant project (its total commitment akin to how the moon can block out the sun): the transition of Em from her crib into a toddler bed.   Along with the big time requisite sleep regression (her) has come the inherent sleep deprivation (me) from teaching Read More …

Anniversary

Today is our 5th anniversary. Has it been that long already?  The toddler sticking her fingers into the wedding cake I am making in celebration is a pretty clear indicator of “yes”.  Where did the time go?  And then I look at what we have come through, the near misses that could have ended the relationship Read More …

Story of the Week – Wk 9

The interesting thing about fiction (and poetry) is that those closest to you will wonder if you are writing about them.  At this question I smile and just tell the truth:  writing a scene/script is like watching a movie; my job is to describe what I see to the best of my ability.  I do not Read More …