My Friend Tigger


I remember her crossing the finish line at the New York Triathlon in Harriman State Park in 2001, struggling and smiling -- she'd made it! We'd spent countless hours training together for the race, bonding over our less-than-athletic physiques and our determination. But we both crossed the finish line triumphantly. I remember us going dress [...]

Sledding + Snow Pix


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Magical Winter Moments


It's rare that Michael and I get to pick up Callum from day care together. Usually, we play tag-team while one or another of us works late or goes grocery shopping for essentials. But Tuesday night, we met on the train platform at West 4th Street so we could emerge from the subway in Brooklyn [...]

In NYC for Christmas

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I am not sure if Callum has quite figured out what "New York" actually means. When we're out walking around, he'll sometimes ask to go to "New York," or when he gets out of bed, I'll ask him where he's going, and he'll say "New York." We're here, baby, I tell him. We're here.... Our [...]

Leaving California


On Wednesday, the moving truck drove away with all of our things, and we checked into the motel where we'd be sleeping for our last two nights in California. But then we headed back to the neighborhood for one last hurrah -- a laid-back dinner at our wonderful neighbors' house. They'd ordered from a legendary [...]