• 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
  • camping

    make-believe: family camping trip

    If watching other people’s home videos wasn’t the world’s most boring activity, I’d subject you to the videos that my parents took of our family trips. Four girls and two relentlessly good spirited parents…

    August 26, 2014 18 Comments
  • datenight

    make-believe: date night.

    Three days before Faye was born, James and I were at my sister Cait’s apartment for dinner. We ate spicy Indian food and everyone made guesses about when the baby would make his or…

    August 19, 2014 13 Comments