Category Archives: family


Very proud to spend Memorial Day with my grandfather, a veteran of World War 2 and Navy man at heart.

Mom’s cookies from Grandma’s recipe

At the end of the night, with help from my dad, mom, sister, aunt, uncle and cousin, there were 2 left.

A weekend in the spring in New York

Neighbor's dogwood tree

Oma's dining room table

Mom at the game

My breakfast on the roof with Sally

Mother's Day Mets game

(Filtered by Instagram)

Tuesday Brewery

Last week, to check off an item on Kristen’s epic ‘Goodbye NYC’ bucket list, she and I went on a tour of Brooklyn Brewery. And it was awesome.

It was fun to see the facilities and it was fun to meet and hang out with the other tour-mates (there were 6 of us on the newly-instated Tuesday tour, which surely beats the hundreds they get on weekends).

And it was especially fun to have the beer tasting, where I was surprised to find that I can like hoppy beer and will now be on the hunt for Brooklyn Brewery’s reserve beers wherever I go. I haven’t gone so far as to think about brewing my own beer though. At least not yet.

A simultaneous celebration and lamentation

She said she wanted California, and out through April she goes.

Left alone for a while, hidden by concrete braces of that East side.

But now it has unfolded.

And we will miss her.