A fall tradition for our family continues. Continue reading Apple picking on the farm
Government operations come to a halt as Democrats and Republicans bicker over healthcare, the debt, and ideology. Continue reading America’s government closes up shop
A special delivery congratulates us on our special delivery. Continue reading A special delivery
Two bombs explode at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three, injuring more than 260, and reintroducing America to terrorism at home.
“Once again, our nation and much of the world were united in the face of terrorism. Once again, all is quiet now, and the suspect sits in jail awaiting trial. But we sit and wait and watch, hopeful that it will never happen again on our shores but virtually certain that it will—wanting to ask if, but forced to ask when, where, and by whom. And never quite understanding why.” Continue reading Terrorism strikes again in America
New York is a great town with great pizza. But quite possibly the very best pizza in New York is made within the walls of our own home. Continue reading I ♥ NY—but Susan & I make better pizza
Following Benedict XVI’s groundbreaking resignation, the archbishop of Buenos Aires was elected the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church and immediately began to put his mark on the office. Continue reading Habemus papam
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)
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
Tuesday, 6 November 2012 | President Barack Obama, a Democrat, wins reelection while Republican numbers shrink in both houses of Congress. Continue reading Four more years
Fiona talks, reads, makes messes, cleans up—and is obsessed with finding fish wherever she goes. Continue reading Where are the fish?
18–26 February 2012 | Fiona, with passport in hand, takes her first trip abroad. Continue reading Fiona goes to Iceland
After four years of marriage, we have learned that what we have in common—which is a lot—is not nearly so important as the love we share. Continue reading A first and fourth anniversary
Fiona talks a lot, tries on clothes, and is given to melodrama. So she’s basically a teenager in a toddler’s body. Continue reading A portrait of the artist as a little baby
I turned 30. Here I reflect on three things that got me to this milestone. Continue reading I’m 30. How’d I get here?
Fiona wonders about the wonders of Christmas. Continue reading Why was there a tree in our house?