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    a little bit of brooklyn?

    We’re taking off for little spell. Maybe you’re just landing?We’re leaving in late May to spend the month of June in the tiny Breton home of my godparents in France. While we’re on our adventure, we’re hoping…

    April 18, 2016 20 Comments
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    out and about: brooklyn botanic garden

    I hope you’ve come to expect it, really. This time of year practically begs for a weekly catalog of the blooming things and I’m nothing if not up for the challenge. First the crocuses,…

    May 4, 2015 20 Comments
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    four summers in brooklyn.

    When I was pregnant with Faye, I didn’t know if she would be a girl or a boy, or when precisely she would arrive, but I knew that when she finally came, there would…

    June 23, 2014 21 Comments
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    brooklyn, a century ago.

    I’ve been poring over these family photos lately. There’s lots to say about them, but for now I couldn’t help but to share them as a little celebration of Brooklyn in the summertime. I…

    April 25, 2013 16 Comments
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    brooklyn loves boston.

    Photo by Lucky Tran; Illuminations by @NYClightbrigade and @illuminator99 I’m not a runner. Just a sister to runners. Proud by proxy. In my estimation, there is only one reason to stand at a marathon finish line. It…

    April 16, 2013 23 Comments
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    simple matters 11: suzie ryu.

    Suzie Ryu | Trollhagen & Co.I’ve been following Suzie on Instagram for years now. Catching glimpses of the progress she and her husband have made on the historic schoolhouse they’re renovating in upstate New…

    December 7, 2016 13 Comments
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    gift guide: gifts that give back.

    Since we find ourselves in a season of gift giving, I thought it might be nice this year to pull together just a few of the lovely things I’ve come across this season that also…

    December 5, 2016 27 Comments
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    simple matters 10: maureen bleeker paal.

    Maureen Beeker Paal | The Moksi CollectiveI first met Maureen when we bumped into each other on the street here in Brooklyn. She mentioned that she was a reader of my blog and mentioned…

    November 30, 2016 18 Comments
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    songs for peace and protest.

    As a kid, my parents regularly packed me and my sisters into our navy blue minivan and carted us to music festivals and outdoor concerts. We’d pack a picnic and spin in the grass…

    November 15, 2016 45 Comments
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    what will i tell my children?

    I am carrying a baby due to be born on January 20, 2017.  In the future, when my kids ask me what I did in the months and weeks and days leading up to…

    November 9, 2016 252 Comments