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Baby Brain

I’m 38,000 feet over Albuquerque, New Mexico, when the newborn in 8B begins crying. I can hear it all — including the woman behind me whining and sighing to her husband — despite my noise canceling headphones. A baby’s shriek is a difficult...

Tuesday In The Park With Maggie

It was a cinematic, spring afternoon.   The sky was unwaveringly blue, shot through with bleached-lemon sunlight, all framed by the piercing, green canopy of a long-slumbering Central Park.  A cool breeze blew from the northwest, scattering pollen like snowflakes on a...

What We Talk About

My buddy Rick recently hipped me to his blog, Past His Prime In NYC. Like me, Rick moved to Manhattan in his early twenties. And like me, Rick is married, and a dad. And like me, his blog often explores the discrepancy between what was and what is. His most recent...

Home For Christmas

Thus far, parenthood is riddled with cliches: chubby cheeks, bare bottoms, wide eyes — the whole thing. Unlike other things stretched to the point of stereotype, though, the scale and scope of these new feelings are so huge, this new love so massive and...

“A Holiday Benefit, Vol. 4” Release A Colossal Success

It’s taken nearly all weekend to recover from Thursday night’s “A Holiday Benefit, Vol. 4” release party. Yes, I was over-served. Accordingly (perhaps), the entire event is a bit of a blur. And while there’s video (of the finale, anyway,...