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Burning Man, A Funeral and Sibling Comfort

Burning Man, A Funeral and Sibling Comfort

When the cab pulled up outside my grandparents’ house on Mirror Lake Drive, everybody walked outside to greet my brother and sister-in-law. But I ran. As fast as my little legs could carry me. And in to the arms of my brother where I burst out in to these gigantic sobs. I couldn’t stop. ...
After the Race (In Memory)

After the Race (In Memory)

So I ran that race this morning. That 5K I’ve been yapping about for the last couple of weeks. My first one ever. And even though I didn’t meet my goal of a sub 10 minute mile, it turned out better than I had hoped for.
A Year Later (Thinking of Martha)

A Year Later (Thinking of Martha)

Martha was killed almost a year ago. Struck by a car as she was leaving a shop in her Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. And her death still doesn’t make any sense to me. I don’t think it ever will.
7th Wedding Anniversary (A Night at the Brazilian Court Hotel)

7th Wedding Anniversary (A Night at the Brazilian Court Hotel)

Today is my seventh wedding anniversary. Of my second marriage. Which is also my last marriage. So this past Saturday, my husband and I drove 30 minutes south to the island of Palm Beach to mark the occasion by spending a night at the beautiful Brazilian Court Hotel. We had been to the Brazilian Court before, spending a night...
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.
Best Pick-Up Line Ever (A Story For Valentine's Day)

Best Pick-Up Line Ever (A Story For Valentine’s Day)

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I want to share with you the story behind the best pick-up line ever. “Give me a kiss and make it worth your while.” Spoken by my second husband. Way before I ever thought I would have him as my second husband much less even have a second husband. I...