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...
Daylight Savings Time: Start Making Hay Today!

Daylight Savings Time: Start Making Hay Today!

In case you are wondering, yes, Daylight Savings Time is earlier than you remember.  We used to spring ahead in April and fall back in October, but now Daylight Savings Time is the second weekend of March and the first weekend in November. Why? Congress. In 2005,...