Category Clothes

New York – A three-star last day

Like all good things, our trip came to a close on Saturday.  But our flights were late enough that we still had the bulk of the day to play — and play we did! Nicole, a good friend of mine from Kennedy Center days, recently moved from DC to New York, so we began our […]

New York – Towers and windows and sign language on New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day is typically pretty dull.  The parties from the night before are over, and although it’s technically a holiday, it’s one that you celebrate while knowing that you’ve still got a long, greyish stretch of winter before the distant summer.    That said, if you’re willing to get up early(ish), New Year’s Day is a great day to […]

New York – New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve was the piece de resistance of our trip, the day that we had all been waiting for.  And so naturally we stayed up until 2am the night before and woke up groggy and a little bit out of sorts.  That was okay, though, because all the action wouldn’t start until the evening […]

Tokyo (last day) – Tokyo National Museum

Our last day in Tokyo was rainy and gray.  We packed our bags, but our flight wasn’t until 7:00 pm.  What to do until then? Well, first thing:  breakfast at Denny’s.  You might wonder why we would choose for our last meal in the food Mecca that is Tokyo an American chain that we would […]

Six-week-old Seattlite

Six weeks, folks.  I realized this morning that it has been six weeks since I got to Seattle.  When I thought about the things I’ve learned and done since then, the number “six” seemed both too long and too short, and I wondered, “Am I developing properly?  Am I ahead of the curve, or developmentally […]

UNSPEAKABLE

Look, people, just LOOK at what is on offer in the men’s pajama section of Target.  I just — I don’t — are there even words for this?    These are the pajama equivalent to eating Doritos in public. Can anyone say “crisis of American masculinity”? Um, Lisa Frank called and wants her Trapper Keeper pjs […]

Spring Gala

What’s the use of having a reputation for excellent French and a passion for the performing arts?  Well, for starters, it increases the odds that your name will come up when the folks planning a black-tie gala look at the guest list and think, “If only we knew someone who was fluent in French and a fan of the Kennedy Center!” […]