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Lung Disease & Shifting Perspectives-Part II

The Crap I seem to have a very ridiculous default position. No matter how far I’ve come, or how many years I’ve had in therapy, when the world starts falling down around me, my default belief is that I am deserving of punishment. Whatever is happening: health problems, marital difficulty, or zombie uprising, the belief […]


Lung Disease & Shifting Perspectives

I call this diptych, Perspectives. It’s the same shot with two different processings. When I look at it, I find my eyes being drawn to one interpretation of these water droplets, then moving to the other. Somber/heartening. Moody/incipient. I cycle back and forth with evocation. This diptych represents my life during the past two months. […]


Little Girl’s Baptism

I know that you all have wondered whether I dropped off the face of the earth last week. “What happened with the baptism,” friends queried via e-mail. Yet I was waiting to post…waiting until the magnificent Sarah Bloom finished working on the pictures she took for me of the ceremony and reception. And when you […]


Little Girl’s Baptism

Originally published at Welcome To The Dollhouse. You can comment here or there. know that you all have wondered whether I dropped off the face of the earth last week. “What happened with the baptism,” friends queried via e-mail. Yet I was waiting to post…waiting until the magnificent Sarah Bloom finished working on the pictures […]


So I Went To Order A Cake…

I know that there is some etiquette written for this situation somewhere, but tonight I was just lost. I went to the bakery to order a sheet cake for the reception after Zizi’s baptism. No one was on duty. You were supposed to fill out the cake order form with all the details and leave […]


So I Went To Order A Cake…

Originally published at Welcome To The Dollhouse. You can comment here or there. know that there is some etiquette written for this situation somewhere, but tonight I was just lost. I went to the bakery to order a sheet cake for the reception after Zizi’s baptism. No one was on duty. You were supposed to […]


99 Balloons

I was sent this link by one of my pediatrician friends. Now I am a tearful mess, wishing I was able to kiss my daughter’s little head right now. 99 Balloons Normally I’m pretty stoic, but I could not help be touched and enriched by these parents’ love for their son. I’m sure that you […]


Pass the Holy Water

I know, an irreverent title for an important subject. Shame on me. But that notwithstanding, I am pleased to announce that after much ado, I have finally scheduled the date for Zara’s baptism! It will take place on February 17th. I wanted to wait until after we had finalized before proceeding, yet and still, I […]


My Burden

Tonight I’m going to write about a subject that I generally avoid discussing with others: religion/faith/spirituality. It is a difficult topic for me mostly because I’ve had such a convoluted relationship with religion. My faith is very private, something I know seems surprising as much as I constantly expose my very soul in the words […]


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