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Ada 6 months

Ada will be 6 months old next week. It’s hard to believe I’ve been a parent for half a year and that she’s been a part of our world for 15 months. When I think back to where we were as a family this time last year, it seems like another life. One of my […]

My Story JUNIPERS published in 236 magazine at Boston University

This is so cool! My story, Junipers, was selected to appear in the BU creative writing program’s alumni literary journal. I’m so honored to be in the good company of two of my classmates, Steve Sanders and Jessica Ullian, and our program director, Leslie Epstein, who has finished a new Lieb Goldkorn novel, titled Liebestod. […]

Ada 12 Weeks

And like that *snap!* Ada is 3 months old. The past couple nights kiddo has been agitated. Today I stuck a finger in her mouth to feel her gums, and sure enough, she’s got something coming in. Poor kid. No wonder she hasn’t been eating as much or sleeping as sound. I’m told we’re in […]

A snapshot of sound

A couple minutes of sound from this morning.

Ada, D-Day +22

Ada is 22 days old today and it’s hard to imagine life before the little one. Laura and I have found a nice rhythm, but even though I am at work all day long, I know I have the easier end of it. We both wish sleep happened more often, so we get it where […]

D-Day +11

Today is D-Day + 11. Ada is showing us a lot of her personality. Like her mother, she knows how best to do it. For example, while feeding, she grabs the bottle with her little hands as if to say, “let me show you how it’s done.”


Laura and I opened a bottle of Cambria the night we brought Ada home from Greenville Memorial Hospital. We’d been saving it for a couple years—probably the longest I’ve ever kept a closed bottle of alcohol in my life. In 2006, when I was young and flush, I experimented with buying pinot noir by the […]

To Remember Me By

This is a story I read for the Bay State Underground in December of 2007. I had just finished my first semester with Boston University’s creative writing program. I didn’t have anything from the school year ready, so I revised To Remember Me By, which I had used as one of my writing samples in […]

Goat Rodeo Lego Reboot

On a recent Colbert episode, I was introduced to the Goat Rodeo Sessions, which I immediately began listen for on WNCW, but have yet to hear except on my computer. I like to think of this year’s NaNoWriMo as a Goat Rodeo, as I reboot Lego Joe for another go at it.

Suburban Farming — The Adventure Begins!!

At long last, we are starting our first legitimate growing season. We missed the train on getting a summer garden going, but took the opportunity these past weeks to prepare the soil for a fall garden. Our composting method is simple, and unlike previous attempts at composting, (see vermiculture here) we are able to compost […]