Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Every morning Sarah hops out of bed to get ready for school. Sometimes at night she saunters in wearing the outfit she has planned for the next day- clearly enjoying her ability to pull a look together. She showed me a website featuring chic candids of looks seen on the street and then she mimics their edgy poses. My 13 year old daughter is intent on creating her own style.

Monday, March 22, 2010



Every time I enter our bathroom I get a certain lift from how it now looks. It is not complete- but midway through, we are making ample use of it. I love having the privacy of taking a shower off my bedroom. I so appreciate the small luxuries of daily life at 4 Evergreen Way now that our bathroom is a haven to restore me.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

list of things to do today:
strip bed & wash sheets
vacuum laundry area
email about Sarah's camp
Sarah's camp friend and NY
Lynda Fassa & Layla college visits
clean refrigerator
make roast beef
8 p.m. school board meeting
photo pillows and list on ebay
go to post office/ priority boxes
clean garden bed in front of house
verify primrose order
call Sabumi
email J. DiBlasi
photo objects for ebay
pay banana republic visa
email Jackie F.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A.M.

Trying to get the last child of the day out- in this case Nora, is still pending. Amazing how much of my mornings for the last 16 years has been about trying to get somebody somewhere on time, having surmounted the daunting obtacles of incomplete homework, nothing to wear, do not feel well, substitute teacher etc. Not exactly a clear path leading me to my work every morning. They do exhaust me temporarily and sometimes I have to forcibly shift the gears in my head (which hurts a little bit) to turn my attention elsewhere. It's a tricky pursuit to keep it going in which I am not alone. I wonder if Nora is dressed by now.

Monday, March 8, 2010


I've been wanting to photograph Gerry Hovagimyan and the group he is part of called Artists Meeting for a long time. They are a collective of like minded souls who examine their feelings about art as an idea, performance, commodity etc. I took the train in and relaxed along the way. In the hotel lobby with my camera, I waited for the group to assemble. Everyone was very friendly. Afterwards, Joyce, my good friend and wife of Gerry walked me to the station and bought me a treat at Pylones. The train ride home was uneventful with an interesting book as my companion. Wonderfully sunny when we pulled in to Philipse Manor station-James was there waiting for me. I always have this odd sense of relief after I have succeeded in creating a photograph. Momentarily, the stress is off.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


The snow has been melting in a non descript fashion since the blizzard of last weekend. The temperature is slowly rising. I saw patches of quill poking through the ground today. Spring is definitely
on its way. I am feeling burdened and exhausted lately but have managed to move tasks along. I
took a portait of one of my real estate instructors. She was a lively subject and It went pretty well.
Photography remains my greatest marketable skill as I reassess where I am heading. Unfortunately not much is clear beyond my family and managing their needs, etc. A little clarity could go a long way. The sooner the better.

Monday, March 1, 2010


We have survived the snow. Now it is a steady drip of melting white piles. The neighborhood is still alive with the sound of buzz saws decimating the fallen trees and branches that are stacked neatly to be hauled away. Everywhere mounds of broken branches. We lost a huge piece of a beautiful shrub along the stairs going to the driveway. Mother nature got busy re-organizing our landscape. Is it possible that Spring is 19 days away?