December 10, 2012

Bite Me

along came a spider, who sat down beside her...

November 29, 2012


The most important moment is always right now.

November 12, 2012

Sparkle Plenty

Saturday morning, Scarsdale, New York, October 2012.

October 19, 2012

Kidmarks, again

Playground incident; kid meets pavement. Skull intact. Grateful.

October 9, 2012

Spot On

Giving new meaning to the question, "Do you ever feel, like a plastic bag?"

September 13, 2012

July 25, 2012

The Out-of-Towner

A wise friend told me, "Honey, you can't be a tourist if you're not one." Her words have been swimming around my head. How I wish I could summon that feeling of excitement at will, but when I'm one of the locals it's nearly impossible. I was in Chicago recently and fell in love with the city for its wide open spaces and deep shadows, friendly people and public art. I made many photographs there because I felt comfortable to explore. I even initiated conversations – with strangers! While I didn't feel at home in Chicago, I felt free. It's a profound thrill to be an outsider with a camera, immersed in the exchange.

Stay tuned for more posts from my Chicagoland adventure.

July 23, 2012

July 6, 2012

In the Colors

I know approximately where you are but your details are unknown to me. I can read the newsletter with its gains and losses, birthday wishes and events disclosed. Still, I understand little about you in this moment. My summer hope for you is to experience independence. All the while I dream of you, in color.

June 23, 2012


I hoped for a calm, perfect moment. I imagined the four of us together, bathed in light and laughter, unhurried. But the list of spring obligations was relentless. We were carried furiously to the end of June. There were long, hard hugs. Scattered kisses. They smiled and waved. That was all.

June 17, 2012

Raspberry Revenge

To the men who love deeply with unabashed joy we celebrate you. Happy Father's Day.

June 8, 2012

Green Light

Surrounded by the kids in my neighborhood is a wondrous place to be. They've known one another for years – their connections run deep. I see them from all angles yet it's impossible to know who they'll become. I sit stunned, idle. They grow.

June 4, 2012

May 16, 2012

May 7, 2012

Spring, perhaps

The Colonial Diner and Motel, Route 7, Howes Cave, New York.

April 24, 2012

As If

Fantasy meets reality at 5:32 PM, Port Chester, NY.

February 14, 2012


This photograph was made last June, smack in the middle of a sunny day. A few hours before, our older son had left for this first summer at sleep-away camp. Our team was down by one player. We were idling in a quiet state of shock.

Already I'm mentally preparing for this summer, when both our boys will be away. I hope to be right here – cradled in a deep spoon. I'm placing my order now for an enduring embrace that will last seven weeks.

February 6, 2012


Boy. Despite best efforts to keep you small you're more than half-way to adulthood. You no longer fall for the "take care of mommy" trick to have you to hold my hand in parking lots. Middle school's around the corner, the thought of which makes me ache. You arrived eleven years ago today and the world became a little brighter.

You're a sports-crazed, candy-loving, upbeat, guitar player. Although you're on the run in perpetual motion, I know just where to find you. Open hearted, beneath a golden mop. Happy Birthday, sweet guy.

January 25, 2012

Hit & Run

Good & Plenty fact: the pink candy shell is derived from the crushed bodies of the female cochineal insect.

January 8, 2012

Be Nine

Last night he raised a cold glass of root beer and exclaimed, "Happy birthday to me!"