Category Archives: reflection

keeping a diary

I’m trying to keep a diary now. This morning was day one. I bought a nice, soft, pink notebook with just-the-right-size lines and a ribbony bookmark, for this diary project. I keep hearing about diaries. The idea of diaries seem … Continue reading

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new bag

Yesterday I made myself a new bag. A small bag. A bag for only sunglasses, wallet and my phone. This bag is functional, but it’s also symbolic. If you had asked me ten years ago how many kids I wanted, … Continue reading

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I first heard of Malcolm Gladwell on RadioLab a few weeks ago. I was listening to a show on success and one of the show’s hosts was debating Gladwell on the idea of genius. Gladwell doesn’t believe in “geniuses” as … Continue reading

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A little over two years ago, one of my good friends was in an accident. Caitlin was riding her bike late at night and was hit by a black livery. She was pulled under the car and the worst of … Continue reading

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home and adventure

We live in a neighborhood-y section of Brooklyn. We rent a small apartment above a store (owned by a sometimes-loud lady on the phone, who would probably describe us as often-loud and always running around). We have two bedrooms, one … Continue reading

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When Andrew started attending the program he’s in, he was the only white student in the school. His school is in an African American neighborhood and the majority of students are African American. There is also a small Chinese population … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Andrew, motherhood, reflection, urban living | 13 Comments

thoughts for 2012

I’ve had some thoughts building for 2012 and some reflections on 2011. This time last year I was able to put a blog post together of my favorite projects over 2010. But when I thought about doing it for 2011, … Continue reading

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The other day I was on the phone with a friend, and right before I hung up on her (I’ve *just* about got this new phone figured out…hopefully there will be less of that) she asked me, in a commiserating … Continue reading

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