If it’s been quiet here lately, then that’s in part because of this handsome little boy.


Our beautiful son Felix arrived on Friday, January 24th. It goes without saying that we are overwhelmed with love and joy for having him in our lives.


NYT: Once Around an Island

Todd Heisler walked around Manhattan and took pictures. I forget who did this a few years ago, I even think I might have blogged about it back then. I also recall someone walking the length of Broadway from Battery Park to the edge of Inwood and documenting that walk with photos. So while this might not be the most original idea ever, I still enjoyed this story. From the classical images of the bridges across the East River to the less obvious shots of Inwood, Washington Heights and the cookouts along the Hudson River Bike Path, a lot of these images look very familiar. The series provides a great window into a Manhattan that’s very far removed from the madness of Times Square or the Soho shopping scene. Reading through this story made me realize why the edges of the island are some of my favorite places in NYC.

Riverside Park

Further Reading: New York Times – Once Around an Island – Todd Heisler 


Belgian night at Three Penny Taproom

Unfortunately, the ‘mosselen met frieten’ were sold out already, but the homemade ‘samurai’ sauce was delicious and so was the Hill Farmstead beer.



Home alone on a Friday night

Grinding away some excess fender with The Dead Weather on the radio and a cold beer on the workbench makes for a pleasant Friday evening.

image of the workshop


Walk to Work #2

Winooski River



It’s dumping out, so I have my office set up at the dining room table. The coffee is hot, Sigur Ros takes care of the soundtrack and the heat is blasting. There’s worse things than getting snowed in during the holidays.

Collage of snow day pictures


Winter in VT #6

I guess I asked for it…

snowy highway