14 Things I Learned on Summer Vacation (+ Pictures)

Boats at Sunset

  As you read this, we’ll be on the road, driving back home to Brooklyn from Maine. We were lucky to spend two and a half weeks away from home. We had a chance to explore a couple of different parts of Maine. The first week, we rented a house near Wells Beach in Southern […]

Scenes from my weekend: San Francisco

blue bottle

  Phew! What a day! I ran the 1st Half Marathon of the SF Marathon Sunday morning. A few hours later, we hopped on a plane and headed home to New York City and arrived home after midnight. I should be sleeping but I feel compelled to unpack right away when I return home from a […]

High Five Friday – California Edition

High Five Friday

Happy Friday from San Francisco friends! We’ve been out here for about a week, visiting family and friends and running all around the city and the Bay Area. T-Minus 2 days until the SF Half Marathon! I’m running the 1st Half Marathon which means that I get to run along the Embarcadero through Fisherman’s Wharf, […]

The Joy of Writing Letters

Letter 1

My older son Jasper wrote me a letter a few weeks before the end of school. He’s been on a letter writing roll for a while now. He would come home from school, cheeks rosy from the warm air outside and whip open his backpack. From his red folder, he would pull out five letters that […]

38 Lessons in 38 Years

38 lessons in 38 years

Today, I turn 38 years old. I wasn’t planning on telling you my real age because, well, for no good reason other than I’m clearly planted in my late 30s and on my way to being 40. But I had a conversation with Jasper the other day that changed my mind. He asked me how […]

Fathers and Smiles


I would always forget. The middle of June would roll around and I would try to make plans with friends for the weekend. “I can’t. I’m heading home for Father’s Day.” Right. Father’s Day. ********** When I think about my father, my mind zeroes in one of a few specific memories – his salt and […]