My brother, one year older

Oh, here’s the photo my mom made.

Christmas Day 2017

Started the day with family and ended with friends playing some of that What Do You Meme, a card game in the vein of Cards Against Humanity, but maybe a bit more “blue“. Best seat in the house that day? Lola under the Christmas dinner table getting snacks from everyone:

Carwash lunch

Mom and I ate lunch while going through the car wash. Then we bought Christmas decorations and ingredients for the holiday meal. Good times.

The Swing House

It’s rare when art and architecture cross paths so firmly as to elicit goosebumps and absolute joy. The Swing House opening did it for me, and I’m pretty sure by my mom’s expression, she loved it too. What is The Swing House? A three-story home in Camp Washington where all floors have been removed, the […]


Mental note: Tell everyone to laugh like they’re holding a salad and pass the potatoes so my Thanksgiving photo will look like that Normal Rockwell painting. As it stands, family and friends gathered potluck-style at mom’s and we were hyper-focused on digging in. By the time desserts were sampled, we were all smiles. My nephew […]

Mom day

Lunch and then shopping with mom, getting goods for Thanksgiving. These are my favorite days. We eat lunch slow and chat over soup and sandwiches, then wander liesurely through the aisles of Costco and talk each other out of things we want but don’t need, settling on ingredients for our family potluck meal. On the […]


Birthday brunch for my brother at ThreeSixty—or what I used to know as the Revolving Restaurant back when I was there for Prom… in 1990. Friends have asked me how the food was and I’ll say this: It’s not cheap (but there are coupons floating around) and I think the view is worth it. The […]

Dropping off supplies for the oncoming snow that never came

Milk and bread. That’s all my mom wanted before the winter storm hit and I was braving the grocery store. Dropped things off and chatted for a good while, having one of those conversations you may find yourself lucky enough to have with a parent. Thinking out loud over the challenges and joys of life […]

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