Ski Bros.

  Brothers from other mothers. Ben & Andrei. Freshmen roommates at Hayden on Washington Square. Blew through NYU and beyond. They eat well. Drink well. Ski well.   Summer at Andrei’s homeland Romania 2011.       Barcelona. 2013. Happened on a top chef’s place. Albert Adrià.       Iceland 2016.   They seem…

Happy Valley Holiday Letters 2011 – 2017

Created a fictional typical ultra-liberal Pioneer Valley family called The Bidrights. They wrote newsy oversharing letters to celebrate the holidays each year. They lived in the safe space town of Silent H. Then moved to Pronounced H, an eclectic city across the Connecticut River. With a women’s college. The letter writer’s gender is unknown. He/she…

4th Annual Tree Gang

2019 OG Ben. Missed Garrett. Welcomed Spencer & Tore. Adele. OG’s Jess & Lauren. And Gwen   2018 Garrett. Lauren. Gwen. Ben. Adele. Jess. Jess brings Italian treats from Veneiro’s Bakery.   2017 Susie. Lauren. Jess. Ben. Garrett.   2016 Ben. Garrett. Jess. Lauren. Lauren’s Jonathan Adler ornament became her annual gift. No photo of…

CPW Tradition

Ben visits for Macy’s Parade. It’s a little different every year. This one had very low balloons due to very high wind gusts. But. Hey. Our 4th together. Fun!

Trick-or-Treating in Ghirardelli Square

What better place to trick-or-treat as a little kid than Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. All the stores including the chocolate factory gave out goodies. Ben’s best friend Paige’s mother was the manager of the shopping complex next to Aquatic Park on the Bay. Sylvia made Ben’s “Pete Pan” costume, as he called it. Paige…

Forking Around 2019 Edition

–  Wolffer Estate, Sagaponack   But first. The North Fork. Paumanok Vineyard in Aquebogue for a few bottles of their citrusy sauvignon blanc. Must-stop at Harbes farmstand. Apple Cider Donuts.   This year added a visit to niece Hadley’s new home in the middle of a vineyard in Cutchogue. She was working on a photo…

Lindsey Revisits 130

Niece Lindsey did a drive-by of our old homestead in Florence, Massachusetts while attending a wedding at Valley View Farm in Haydenville. The place still looks good!