Losing sight of the core that anchors our individualities is easy enough to do in the hustle and bustle of daily living. It’s even easier for the people around us to lose sight of the people we are or the people we strive to be, especially when there are only emails, phone calls and blogs [...]
Constance’s mom, Susan, called right after we got home from the grocery store on Saturday afternoon. She had changed her mind after initially rebuking Constance’s offer to come down right away, and Susan now requested her only daughter’s presence on Monday morning to coincide with the departure of Richard, Constance’s dad.
“Sure, Mom. You got it. [...]
Friday morning I took a brisk walk with my buddy, Orion, to discuss a prickly matter involving his son. By the time I returned to the office, I was bombarded with two “urgent” phone messages from our office manager, Aja. It’s trite to say I woke up with a feeling it was going to be [...]
While driving through darkness and puffy, bleary eyes on our way to the RE this morning it dawned on me in the pre-dawn hour that the only person who has succinctly put into song the emotions and desires of the day was the inimitable Dolly Parton. As this living legend once crooned, “Gimme some straight [...]
While Constance was in D.C. over the weekend, I went to see Into The Wild with my friend, Orion. For those of you who haven’t made it to the cinema in a while, I highly recommend this film even though it forced me to consider heading home to catch Schindler’s List on cable as a [...]
On our walk to Bistro Campagne last night for my company’s board of directors dinner, Constance and I briefly discussed the arrival of her period. Strolling past the corner of the public library and our vet’s office, a seemingly innocent intersection of goodness, Constance and I discussed the bad.
“Well, so much for the break being [...]
Perfect days are a rarity, but Friday in New York City was certainly one of them. We logged more than 10 miles on foot traipsing about Greenwich Village, discovering the haunts and eateries that make it such a magical place, and spent a night with our favorite singer at one of the finest shows I’ve [...]
Constance and I embark for our weekend in NYC in just a few hours, and I’m pretty sure all of our ducks, if not in a row, at least are in the same room. Orion, one of my best friends from high school, is puppy sitting, which is going to be a treat for us [...]
Constance and I frequently have discussed whether or not we’ll get our kids vaccinated, and we always land in the same upright position.
If a disease is debilitating or potentially fatal a vaccine is in order. If the vaccine wards of an illness that will likely yield nothing more than several sleepless nights and angst, it’s [...]
Baby thoughts are seeping into my work, subconsciously weaving their threads into feature story assignments and articles written. And short of authoring an iron-clad, anti-baby doctrine I fear that my work will soon be all baby, all the time.
It struck me this morning when I was sending out the weekly promotional email for my company’s [...]