Basketballs and Bonus Shot

December 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

Not quite the last photo of 2014. For that, look below the basketballs.

Basketballs
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Bonus shot: Not only is it New Year’s Eve, but it’s also Dad’s birthday. So I made Mom get up on this small pink pony so I could get this shot for Dad to keep for eternity. You’re welcome, Dad. You’re welcome, world.

Mom on pink pony

Halfway

August 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

Halfway through the holiday weekend. Lazy morning followed by an afternoon spent writing, walking, and looking through old photo albums sent from my cousin Sally, who inherited them from my great-uncle Merlin. Love these two photos in particular of my Mom and Sally on a pony and my grandparents and some friends in their youth.

Family

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Weekend party number three kicked off tonight with my friends’ super fun wedding reception at a pizza joint. It was splendid. But then again, Juli and Paul are fabulous, so a great time was par for the course.

I love these two — everyone does. Look how cute they are. I adore them beyond words.

May they live long, healthy, bright, and shiny lives. I can’t imagine them doing anything less.

Cuteness times two

Cuteness times two

Dorothy’s Family

August 3, 2014 § 2 Comments

Dorothy's Family

Living Room Concert

August 2, 2014 § 5 Comments

My brother David and cousin Denny played a concert in my living room this afternoon.

Stage

Stage

Banjo and guitar.

Bluegrass, old country, and Dylan.

Dueling guitars

Dueling guitars

Covers and originals.

I wanted to call all of my friends and tell them to rush over for a listen.

Case

Case

Post-gig: musicians and road crew

Post-gig: musicians and road crew

August 1, 1924

August 1, 2014 § 5 Comments

Family have come to Minnesota from Nebraska, Iowa, North Carolina, and California to celebrate the 90th birthday of my mom’s first cousin Dorothy. Tonight was the first of several group get-togethers that will culminate in a big bash Sunday afternoon.

A few days before she was born, the eighth Olympic games closed in Paris. Four days after she arrived, the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” debuted. World War One had ended six years earlier and the stock market would set off the Great Depression five years later.

She’s one of the sweetest people you could ever meet, and it’s wonderful to see so many people coming from all over to celebrate her. She is loved and adored by so many.

Glorious Dorothy

Glorious Dorothy

All the cousins

All the cousins

Reminiscing

July 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

Grandpa would have been 101 today. Happy birthday, Grandpa, wherever you may be.

Grandpa

Grandpa

Other Than That, It Was a Fine Day

November 28, 2013 § 6 Comments

A banner day, Thanksgiving was.

I ran a great race — my first since spring, post-injury.

The meal I feared ruining turned out way better than planned.

I was surrounded by lovely people — family, friends, children. I even chatted with a few dogs.

The only bad thing? I learned Saul Leiter, one of my favorite photographers, died the other day. I had clung to the hope that I’d bump into him on the Lower East Side one day, ask him a question or two, then leave him be.

Now I’m left to wonder what will happen to the disorganized photographs, drawings, paintings, and treasures that fill his NYC apartment.

Saul Leiter Red Umbrella 1957

Saul Leiter
Red Umbrella
1957

 

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