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in which I discover that I am not, in fact, usain bolt

The other night I went running. I know that for some people, running is a regular task, not worthy of commentary. They just run and then do that whole bounding into brunch thing, all glowy and endorphin-y, and say “great run, dude, up at sunrise and just really cleared my head, hey, yeah, I’d love a wheatgrass juice, thanks.” Blech. Let’s be clear. My body ain’t exactly built for speed. …

Monday Listicles: things i said i would NEVER do

Somewhere in the U.S., it’s still Monday even though here I’ve just put the kids on the bus to Neckerchief Academy for their Tuesday. For yesterday’s listicle–which I’m going to pretend is today’s prompt–Greta gave us a prompt that is basically an exercise in eating humble pie: a list of ten things we said we’d never do…and then did.  I did this list the easy way: I thought about being …

in which we learn to redefine “bad weather”

It was going to be glorious. A full moon kayak expedition into the mangrove forests that grow on one side of Abu Dhabi island (what’s that you say? you didn’t know Abu Dhabi is an island? It’s an island sort of like Manhattan is an island: easy to forget when you’re deep in the scrum of traffic and tall buildings but then you get up into one of the skyscrapers …

Why Didn’t I Get A Trophy? We ALWAYS Get a Trophy…

This past week both boys have been in a soccer camp, 9-4, every day. Yes, it’s 90 degrees in the shade here in sub-Saharan Manhattan, and as humid as a wet gym sock, but the kids  play on. I learned a new way to tell the difference between kids and adults this week: after dragging themselves cross-town to pick up their kids at camp, grown-ups want a nice shady bench and maybe …