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Holiday in Havana

posted Friday February 12th, 2016

I’m barely back, but it already seems like a rum-soaked dream — seven days and nights in Cuba, a breathtaking, heartbreaking, gorgeous, crumbling, humbling place. An incredible trip. As our 40th birthdays approached, my best-friend-from-second-grade Amy (I know, it’s confusing) suggested we go on a trip to celebrate. That was almost 10 years ago. We […]


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Magic

posted Monday January 3rd, 2011

My feet will never be the same. But it was worth it. I survived four days at Disneyland — including two 12-hour-plus marathons — at a time when the Happiest Place on Earth was also the busiest, and felt like the coldest. Still, I can hardly complain; despite the forecast, it was sunny. We drove away […]


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“I Got Used To Sleeping With You.”

posted Monday October 18th, 2010

A thought occurred to me yesterday — somewhere between Portland and Phoenix — and I haven’t been able to shake it. Sophie’s more demanding, but Annabelle’s got higher expectations. That may not be the most P.C. of statements, and it may not be true forever, but for now I think I’m going to have to stand […]


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A Bouquet of Paintbrushes

posted Wednesday October 13th, 2010

“Sophie Day” peaked — then plummeted — when we arrived at the mall late this afternoon. We entered through Anthropologie, which happens to be a personal favorite of mine, and which is conveniently located near Lush, our ultimate bath bomb-destination. Sophie found the one item actually not for sale in the home furnishings/clothing/accessories mecca: an […]


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Sophie Day

posted Monday October 11th, 2010

Annabelle and I are hitting the road. This week is our Fall Break and on Thursday, Annabelle and I leave for a four-day trip to Portland. Alone. Annabelle and Ray have been away alone together several times — on a Brownie camping trip, and skiing at least once or twice. So I decided it was […]


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Are You There Margaret? It’s Me, Annabelle

posted Friday August 13th, 2010

I don’t have a lot of romantic notions about camping — except when it comes to Annabelle. I’d like to think that she’ll look back on our trip last week as part of the Summer She Turned 9 — the summer she danced with her Gaga, performed in a play version of “Diary of A […]


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No Place Like Home

posted Monday June 14th, 2010

I went to Southern California and rode “It’s a Small World” all weekend. But I wasn’t at Disneyland. Instead, another friend and I strapped ourselves in our dear friend Kathleen’s Honda Odyssey as she led a tour around the world — Little Tokyo, Little India, Little Saigon. We sampled sweet Japanese mochi from a shop […]


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