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Friday
Apr182014

"I promise he will be a very special boy and you will never look back"

Blackbird said.

indeed he is.

and I never did.

Saturday
Feb012014

12 years later everything is new (and yet not so much)

introducing #babyboynam

Thursday
Nov072013

"there's a sunrise and a sunset every single day"

"and they're absolutely free. don't miss so many of them." - Jo Walton

Wednesday
Oct022013

summer memories

Barcelona, July 2013.

Wednesday
Jun122013

london boys & paris boys

an afternoon playing in the fountains near King's Cross station under the glorious sun.

my favorite boys.

Monday
Jun032013

TEDxYouth@BoulogneBillancourt

I'm still trying to process the whole thing.

I couldn't have hoped for a more fun and inspiring event.

and I'm so grateful to all the people who helped make it happen.

photos by the gracious Xanthe Berkeley.

more photos here.

more information here and here.

Monday
Mar252013

how to have a fun vacation (Marrakech edition)

get lost in the souks (you don't even have to try for that one).

notice the doors. the beautiful, hand carved wooden doors.

finish every meal with a glass of mint tea.

soak up the bold, intense cobalt blue in the Majorelle Garden, and a collection of "love" posters that Yves Saint Laurent designed over a period of 35 years and sent as greeting to his closest friends.

cat people, this city is for you.

Saturday
Mar232013

look what you made possible

Thursday
Jan312013

Finn 

FEB 15. 2000 - JAN 17. 2013

the sadness comes in waves, repeatedly, consistently, inevitably. I see her everywhere, and I miss her all the time. my most faithful companion, my very best friend.

Thursday
Dec132012

all is calm

actually, it is not.

but in less than a week we will all be lolling around the apartment in our pajamas and finally spending some time together as a family.

and I know it will be then.