Posted in June 2014


– I can’t really explain what has happened between Brooke and me these last six weeks but it has been life changing for me. Never before has a child (other than my own) crept into my heart as quickly and stealthily as your daughter has. I have watched in complete amazement as she works and … Continue reading

how about love?

how about love?

As a parent, watching your child perform in a chorus, well, it’s kind of like this ..   {image is a photo of Mariah Carey singing with a choir behind her} Ya know, there’s your kid. And then there are all these other kids who are clearly just there to sing back-up for her. Don’t … Continue reading


{image is a photo of Brooke singing Happy last night: Because I’m happy Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof Because I’m happy Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth Because I’m happy Clap along if you know what happiness is to you Because I’m happy Clap along … Continue reading

what i want to tell her

    Image is a photo of Brooke, me and Katie on the beach in S’conset, 2008. They are 5 and 7. So it turns out that the post that I set out to write this morning is far too big to wrangle into the 45 minutes I’d allotted to write it. I tried hard … Continue reading

color commentary

{image is a slightly blurry photo of Brooke from the other night. She has just wrapped up a Godspell script while roller blading in my room, as you do.} Okay, so this is one of those moments when I am dying to write because Oh my God, I soooooo have something I want to tell … Continue reading

all of you

{image is a photo of Brooke that I took last summer on the way home from the beach. The photo is actually of my (passenger side) side-view mirror, in which Brooke can be seen with her head out the back window, her face in the wind. She is smiling. Luau is driving.} – Tuesday night … Continue reading

the same

the same

Us {image is a photo of Katie, Luau, me and Brooke on the beach at sunset – courtesy of Connerton Photography} Luau and I started watching The Normal Heart over the weekend. It’s an incredible movie and one that I highly recommend, particularly if you’re not old enough to have been socially or politically conscious through the early eighties. … Continue reading

dear dr baron-cohen, um, no.

dear dr baron-cohen, um, no.

Baron-Cohen, Leslie and Frith (1985) Does the autistic child have a theory of mind? According to Simon Baron-Cohen the core deficit of autism is the autistic person’s inability to employ a theory of mind. It is argued that a child develops a theory of mind between 4 and 6 years of age. Although some evidence … Continue reading