The North Woods

We took a trip to the North Woods of Wisconsin to visit Andrew’s father and stepmother. Having heard about their massive snowfalls and extreme cold, while losing patience with winter here in New York, I’d been slightly skeptical about traveling

The North Woods

We took a trip to the North Woods of Wisconsin to visit Andrew’s father and stepmother. Having heard about their massive snowfalls and extreme cold, while losing patience with winter here in New York, I’d been slightly skeptical about traveling

Why Did You Ask Me That?

This morning I got Ruby to school late, and chatted with the occupational therapist while Ruby joined a table of children making Valentines. The OT told me Ruby’s been doing better at practicing taking her clothes on and off, which

Why Did You Ask Me That?

This morning I got Ruby to school late, and chatted with the occupational therapist while Ruby joined a table of children making Valentines. The OT told me Ruby’s been doing better at practicing taking her clothes on and off, which

Time to Get Rough

The first time I became aware that one was not simply the kind of person who was capable of doing something, but rather went through the process of doing it, from scratch, without any pre-determined capacity, and thus became a

Time to Get Rough

The first time I became aware that one was not simply the kind of person who was capable of doing something, but rather went through the process of doing it, from scratch, without any pre-determined capacity, and thus became a

To Michiko and Sarah

When I got married, women my mother met when my brother and I were babies came to the wedding from across the country and from Europe. She’s always said that the friends who raise their children alongside yours, sharing mornings

To Michiko and Sarah

When I got married, women my mother met when my brother and I were babies came to the wedding from across the country and from Europe. She’s always said that the friends who raise their children alongside yours, sharing mornings

Stewed Green Beans with Fennel

This is tasty and remarkably easy. I’ve made it twice in the new year. Thanks, mom. Green beans (one pound? six handfuls? It doesn’t really matter.) 1 or 2 yellow onions 1 28 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes 1/2 to

Stewed Green Beans with Fennel

This is tasty and remarkably easy. I’ve made it twice in the new year. Thanks, mom. Green beans (one pound? six handfuls? It doesn’t really matter.) 1 or 2 yellow onions 1 28 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes 1/2 to

A Snow Day

Friday was a snow day, and since my husband is a teacher, he didn’t have to work. We stayed in bed all day having sex, watching movies, and smoking pot. Just kidding. Who would want to do that? Ruby woke

A Snow Day

Friday was a snow day, and since my husband is a teacher, he didn’t have to work. We stayed in bed all day having sex, watching movies, and smoking pot. Just kidding. Who would want to do that? Ruby woke

Happy New Year, Get Yourself an Advance Directive

I celebrated New Year’s with an old friend from college who hosted a party in his studio apartment. He served homemade salsa and roasted mushrooms, and the most raucous moments of the night involved a banjo, a kazoo, and a

Happy New Year, Get Yourself an Advance Directive

I celebrated New Year’s with an old friend from college who hosted a party in his studio apartment. He served homemade salsa and roasted mushrooms, and the most raucous moments of the night involved a banjo, a kazoo, and a