14 years of school lunchboxes

The other night, we were watching Extra Virgin and the episode began with Gabriele Corcos preparing a pasta dish for his daughters' lunch boxes. The girls went off and there was Gabriele talking about preparing his girls' lunch boxes for two reasons: (1) … [Read more...]

On cardboard sandwiches and tummy fillers

Saturday night, we went out to see The Avengers. Alex had seen it with her school friends on opening day because, well... she had to be among the first. It's a Robert Downey, Jr. thing. She's smitten. Speedy and I, on the other hand, hate seeing any movie … [Read more...]

Hasta la vista, mother

Late last month, my mother passed away. Despite her professional stature (she was a judge), there were no eulogies, no rituals, no ceremonies. That was how she wanted it. Her instructions, contained in a duly signed document, were clear and precise. … [Read more...]

This little pig is all we’ve got this weekend

We already knew that Sam wouldn't be coming home this weekend because she'll be out of town on a photo shoot. We were, however, expecting that Alex would be home. In fact, because she doesn't have classes on Fridays, we made preliminary arrangements to … [Read more...]

No one should ever feel too old to play

The night we went to see the Sherlock Holmes sequel, we were two hours too early for the last full show at the Eastwood Mall. We had had dinner already and we weren't sure how we'd pass the time. We ambled around, spent some thirty minutes inside the … [Read more...]

I miss them already but not the mess they make

Speedy drove the girls back to the condo late last night. The third term of the school year officially begins tomorrow, January 4, and the girls were supposed to spend today clearing up their class schedules and finalizing their enrollment.As I watched … [Read more...]