The Curse of the Peanut Butter Sandwich

The Curse of the Peanut Butter Sandwich

“What IS this, Mom?” “It’s a peanut butter sandwich,” I say. It shouldn’t be a surprise. He eats a peanut butter sandwich on store-bought white bread every…single…day. I used to make the bread at night–it’s...
Halfway Up the Tree

Halfway Up the Tree

“Who’s up there?” The kid was halfway up the tree. It wasn’t a regular tree–it was a mammoth tree. An “if you fall you’ll be dead,” tree. A tree that went to God. “Get down!” That’s what they say to...
A Thousand Wishes

A Thousand Wishes

I was taking pictures of dandelions gone to seed when the boy cried, “Hey, Mom!” “Over here!” I said. My moment of artistic inspiration…gone. The boy pushed by me and started to rip up my puffy little subjects, oblivious to the fact I was...
Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise… Tried to sleep in yesterday. I can’t, so I got up to write, as usual. This view… I could stand at that window forever, for the rest of my life, and not a single detail would get old. The magic of NYC to me is this: in a city of 9M people, I...