One day, Susan caught Fiona pushing our clothes basket across the apartment, removing articles of clothing as she went. Continue reading Fiona undoes the laundry
Fiona was explaining to her Mama and Daddy how a cannon works. Continue reading In which Fiona says, “KABOOM!”
A gallery of some of Fiona’s adventures from the first half of 2013. Continue reading Fiona’s adventures
Susan, Fiona, and I were waiting for the bus a couple of blocks from Fiona’s school. Fiona looked lovely—and so grown up—that afternoon, and I snapped this photo with our phone. —Dustin Continue reading Our little girl grows up (but not too much yet)
Introducing a new section of Dialann.org where you can meet Susan, Dustin, and Fiona, the people behind this website and Dialann the magazine. Continue reading Meet our family!
Is Bushwick trying to poison us? A local newspaper says that two of New York City’s most toxic places are right in our own neighborhood, and other tidbits from around the world over the past six months. Continue reading October 2012–March 2013
Download a free Adobe Illustrator template for the new YouTube One Channel design. And enjoy an upgraded experience at DialannTV. Continue reading Free template for YouTube’s new One Channel design
Our family loves the printed word and has written or designed a number of books and other publications in addition to our magazine. A few of these publications are now available on Dialann.org, with more to come soon. Items currently available include:
- A display-worthy print of the Constitution of the United States. This poster, which Dustin designed, contains the complete text of the Constitution, including all 27 amendments from the Bill of Rights to Amendment XXVII, ratified in 1992, set in readable, modern type. Prints are available for purchase through our Etsy shop.
- A print of the Declaration of Independence, to accompany the print of the Constitution. This document, too, is set in readable, modern type, and prints are available for purchase.
- Fiona Visits the Zoo, a picture book we made of Fiona’s first visit to a zoo. Copies are available for purchase through Blurb.
- The Sacrament, a gift from Dustin to Fiona on her second birthday, to help her learn the words and meaning of the sacrament prayers.
Dialann.org users can receive a 10% discount on items available in our Etsy shop, including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Use coupon code DIALANN. It’s our way of saying thank you for visiting our site.
One of our favorite recipes, and one we make all the time. If you are ever in the mood for some of the best chocolate-chip cookies you’ve ever tasted, give these a try. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
This page also offers the recipe as a downloadable PDF. Continue reading Really good chocolate-chip cookies
Every article, photo, illustration, and item—just as it appeared in the print version of Dialann. Now available on Dialann.org. Continue reading Complete layout of all issues now available
Dear Dialann.org visitors:
While Dialann.org is new, we have produced Dialann—our family’s journal-in-the-form-of-a-magazine, on which the site is based—since January 2011. Over the next several weeks, we will be posting many of the articles that have appeared in past issues of our magazine to this site. As you visit our site, you may notice articles and links that are missing, and you may see that various issues of the magazine or features of the site are incomplete. If you sign up to receive email notifications of new articles posted (see the bottom of the sidebar to the right), please note that, as we complete this process of publishing past material online, you will likely receive notifications about articles that are as much as two years old.
Thank you for your understanding as we launch this new project. We’re glad to have you along for the ride.
—Susan, Dustin, and Fiona Continue reading A note from the editors
NEW YORK • DECEMBER 2012 Dear family and friends, TWENTY TWELVE began on a dour note for Dustin. It wasn’t because he turned 30 nine days into the new year, but rather because he realized that he now looks like he’s 30. Fortunately, February proved to be a lot brighter. This year was a leap year, which meant that we got to celebrate our real … Continue reading Our annual holiday letter, 2012
While Susan and Dustin disagree on the best mechanism to achieve full voting rights for the District of Columbia, we both firmly believe that D.C.’s 630,000 residents deserve it. Continue reading Of course D.C. deserves voting representation
With our friends Corbrett and Kerri, who were visiting us from the Washington, D.C., area, and Alfred and Cha Cha, members of our branch who had recently joined the Church, we went to West 74th Street and Central Park West on a chilly fall morning to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in person for the first time. Continue reading Macy’s + Thanksgiving = A must-see in our new hometown
In 2011, we continued the tradition we started in 2010: a letter to loved ones updating them on our lives over the past year. Many of our friends and family received this letter in the mail, accompanied by one of two lovely Christmas cards that Susan’s had for years and that we were trying to get rid of. Everyone else was able to read this letter on Facebook. Continue reading A year of tremendous change and upheaval