these dreams

Lately, my dreams have been lucid, sensory and three-dimensional. Dreams of other people's pets in unexpected places. Dreams of my parents, the house where I grew up, my home now. I can feel their presence in rooms they have never seen and it feels so real that when I do wake up the realization is like …

fairy-tale vignettes

Strolling through my 'hood and romance is in the air... I spy a wedding at the Brooklyn Museum atrium, and then a lost slipper--a modern-day Cinderella perhaps, traipsing through the tree-lined streets of Park Slope.

wet dog

The fog rolled in with the onset of rain, enveloping the Financial District. It felt every bit like a scene in a SyFy movie, and the Oculus' modernistic structure made it even more so. On the way back to Grove Street, I walked through the night mist; the streets eerily quiet.   I emerged from the …

Parkour Kitty

Oh, Finn, you bewitch me as you vanish out the door on a mission for sun and soot. You start the day with your coat of cream and apricot... I sometimes catch you in your mischievousness, dashing across the rooftops. Nimble and quick as only cats can be, I cringe when I spot your tightrope walking on …

special occasions

This week I find myself meeting up with old friends and colleagues. I love that we are all able to stay connected and make the time to see each other in-person. There was a time not so long ago when the in-person meetings, snail mail, and phone calls were our everyday touch points. Today, those have all become …

Bzzz Bzzz

First, I hear an incessant Lilliputian drilling. Then, sawdust on the table. Monday morning, I spy one solitary sentry hovering. One week after the carpenter bee expulsion and it appears they are back. I call the exterminator and they return for a courtesy visit and reapply the poisonous treatment to the burrow holes followed by …