Category Archives: Personal

An Ode to E.B. White and a Very Special Teacher

I post this every year at the beginning of the school year, in honor of all the teachers out there – the teachers I know, and the teachers I’ve had. Here is my favorite teacher-story of all. You make a … Continue reading

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A Rhode Island Day

Spent the entire day outside, bumming around Rhode Island, with my two old and dear friends, Mitchell and Luisa. We went to Newport. We hung out. We sat on the beach for three hours. We got clam cakes. We checked … Continue reading

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Summer

Me and my brother in the front yard. We’re both in college. Off to some picnic/baseball game. Just unearthed this photo the other day. I am not sure why we are dressed alike. It was not planned.

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The Elvis Puzzle

Every year, we stay in the same house, a big rambling old house, with a gigantic wraparound porch, perched on the edge of a huge hill that leads down to the lake. Our family has grown exponentially this year, with … Continue reading

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Vacationing With a Family of Project Runway Fans

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Seen on Highway 91, Vermont

It’s not the exact make and model, but it’s close enough to be a doppelgänger.

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Dramatic Sky. Dramatic Waves.

At the beach yesterday. Thought the storm would overtake the beach but it didn’t. The waves were big, rolling in one after the other. I had a great swim. Lay on my blanket, reading Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honor (already … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday

I’m 17, my boyfriend is 22, we’re going to my Prom, and I’m pissed. The drama going on behind the scenes is nearly personality-shattering in its entirety. It felt like the entire school was involved. Ridiculous, but whatever, I was … Continue reading

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It’s Finally Bikini Weather

I do NOT look happy with what is happening. Perhaps it is because my bikini is cutting off my circulation.

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The Miracle of Merging: Boys on the Beach

I was at the beach on Friday. It was a beautiful day. Glorious big waves. I was sitting in between two totally separate groups of guys and I watched as they merged, and the merging happened tentatively (for about 2 … Continue reading

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