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Monthly archive March, 2013
A Blended Family (Vacationing Apart)

A Blended Family (Vacationing Apart)

My kids’ spring break starts tomorrow. And I can’t wait. I need a break. A break from getting up at 5:30 am. A break from nagging about homework. And a break from all the shit that’s been going on in my head. Three of my family of five are hopping on a plane to head...
Sweet Sixteen (Yes, My Son Is Sweet)

Sweet Sixteen (Yes, My Son Is Sweet)

My son turns 16 today. And after all of these years, I can still remember staring up at the ceiling of the operating room in the wee hours of the morning, after over 24 hours of labor, waiting for the doctor to cut me open and extract this kid.
Haphazard Memories: Saks, Givenchy And My First Wedding

Haphazard Memories: Saks, Givenchy And My First Wedding

A few weeks before my first wedding, 18 years ago, I decided that I needed to have my makeup “done”. I was working in midtown Manhattan, at Crain’s New York Business, and our office wasn’t too far from the Saks Fifth Avenue. (You know, the one on Fifth Ave.) Normally, Saks wouldn't have been my go-to for...
A Case Of Toilet Paper (Photo Essay)

A Case Of Toilet Paper (Photo Essay)

Do you ever feel like you’re the only one in your house that puts things away? From the clean laundry to the old photographs you looked at six months ago to the screwdriver that was used to pry a penny out of the washing machine. You know what I’m talking about. I know you do....
A Love Letter to My Brother And My Sister

A Love Letter to My Brother And My Sister

I have a brother. He’s eighteen months older than me. Though when we’re together, we both act like teenage boys. (Sibling Revelry.) He’s married to my sister. Okay, so she’s not really my sister. That would be incestuous. But it feels like she is. And they live far, far away. Three thousand miles away in...
A Funeral In Brooklyn Heights

A Funeral In Brooklyn Heights

I didn’t want to go to my friend Martha’s funeral last Friday. Nobody wants to go to a funeral. Funerals are tough. They tear out your insides and leave you raw. Especially this one.