A Tale of Two Fourths

As a kid, I used to look up into an inky sky and watch fireworks explode over my neighborhood. This was the 70s. There were no town-funded displays, it was the family down the block whose Dad knew a guy who knew a guy. The backyards weren't yet fenced off and  the street was one,... Continue Reading →

Nine People You’ll Meet at the Beach

We've just returned from a week at the beach where we frolicked in the surf and boogied on our boards. We fought over umbrella shaded real estate, picked seaweed from between our toes, and, after a miserable Danish start to the summer, simply gloried in the feel of sun on our skin. My youngest son... Continue Reading →

How to Train for Summer Vacation

Summer vacation means something totally different when you're a parent. For starters, it's not a vacation. Sure, kids need a respite from school and structure and cafeteria food. But summer break is anything but a break for parents. Despite my petitions, protestations and burying my head in the sand in a yoga worthy contortion of denial,... Continue Reading →

And Then This Happened…..

It has been a pretty incredible summer for me for a lot of reasons, the latest being that on Wednesday, Paste Magazine announced me as the winner of their That Summer writing contest. The contest was held in conjunction with Biographile's That Summer series which featured short, non-fiction stories by authors such as Margaret Atwood, Jo-Jo... Continue Reading →

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