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camp stephanie

April 17, 2014

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I apologize for the lack of posts; it’s not for lack of life. With the beans out of school, Camp Stephanie has been open. Between attempts at teaching them the story of Passover (Wait, you went to Jewish pre-pre-K and…
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the things we hang

March 5, 2014

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I never understood the purpose of asking someone what her favorite color is. What does it tell us, after all? First off, no one ever says yellow. I don’t know why, but it’s true. People say blue or green, sometimes…
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hippie costume party (updated w video)

February 28, 2014

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I’d thought about including a bumper sticker, something like, “Bombing For Peace Is Like Fcuking For Virginity,” but then I thought, “Down the line, I might need to wear this to a classroom party or something.” A good friend of…
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a museum of moments

December 21, 2012

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I took these photos of the beans this past August, at the Nassau County Museum in Roslyn, NY. It’s all of eight minutes from our house, and it’s magical. I used to go there with boyfriends in high school. Different…
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christmas in connecticut

December 15, 2012

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Trimmed the tree with my beans & niece from Danbury, CT today – making memories… When spaces are missing, we try to fill them with answers, even when they’re the wrong ones, even when there aren’t any. We begin by…
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cozy fall: a homecoming

September 11, 2012

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Fall never arrived in Florida. I wanted it to, what with the magazines declaring it time for militant greens enmeshed in gold, gauzy textures, draping and harder edges, lit up with ox blood red lips and sumptuous olive eyes, not…
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something else to show for it

February 26, 2012

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Pin It I took requests and cooked up some matzo ball soup for my taters. Phil’s in New York for work again, another two weeks. I managed, quite nicely, to survive the first two weeks and can’t say that I…
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color my world and wheel

January 2, 2012

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Pin It Sir Luke surprised me this morning. I wasn’t drilling, just probing, assessing how much these sweet beans know. What do yellow and red make? “Orange,” he said without looking up. Blue and yellow? “Green.” Scoop of vanilla, scoop…
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