make-believe

  • valentines2016_crop

    make-believe: valentine’s day date.

    Announcing your Valentine’s plans to stay in, drink a bottle of red wine, eat pizza, and cozy up with a movie (or lovah) has become nearly as cliché as the bouquet of red roses, the…

    February 8, 2016 9 Comments
  • make-believe: simple matters reading nook

    make-believe: reading nook.

    At the risk of too much navel-gazing, it’s been a really lovely week of finding that my book has made its way into so many of your homes. I’ve said this already, but more…

    January 21, 2016 15 Comments
  • christmas_eve

    make-believe: ’twas the night before…

    As a child on Christmas Eve, I’d lie awake, in keeping with the cliché, waiting to see if I’d catch a glimpse of Santa Claus and his reindeer dashing across the night sky. I’d…

    December 23, 2015 3 Comments
  • babybike

    make-believe: biking with a baby.

    Blame it on the fact that I’ve spotted a certain neighborhood celebrity twice this week cruising around the block on her very sweet ride, complete with toddler seat and saddlebags. Or that more generally,…

    September 29, 2015 11 Comments
  • saturday_lounge

    make-believe: saturday morning lounge.

    Everything rachets up a bit in the fall, doesn’t it? Mostly I find the renewed energy to be inspiring. There are new projects to start, new deadlines to keep, new connections to make, and…

    September 9, 2015 2 Comments
  • pencil_case

    make-believe: pencil case.

    I lost my pencil case on a train three years ago. And I haven’t really recovered. It was more of a pencil pouch. A thin tube in soft leather that I’d bought for myself…

    September 2, 2015 18 Comments
  • longboard

    make-believe: longboarding.

    I’ve decided that I’d like to take up longboarding. Blame it on some kind of delayed quarter-life crisis. Or my impending 31st birthday. Whatever the reason, I’m itching to try something new. The last…

    May 28, 2015 14 Comments
  • applepicking

    make-believe: apple picking.

    This past weekend we stopped by the apple orchard near my hometown to say hello to a friendly pack of llamas before catching the train back to Brooklyn. My mom tucked donuts and a…

    October 7, 2014 6 Comments
  • pasta-dinner

    make-believe: pasta night.

    James grew up with an Italian mama with a particular prowess for pasta dinners and I promise you there are weeks when I have to remind him that one cannot subsist on pasta alone.…

    September 10, 2014 1 Comments
  • city-travel

    make-believe: city rambles with a baby.

    There have been a lot of ramblings around these city streets lately. Faye’s a happy little traveler, grasping the little wooden ring I tied to her stroller and taking in the sights with wide…

    September 4, 2014 7 Comments