Category: Parenting


Back to the Cherry Blossoms

When you’re a freelance writer, it’s easy to get caught up in deadlines and projects and article pitches and finances and taxes and everything else. On Monday I escaped the computer briefly to visit the University of Washington for the second time in as many weeks, because it’s also important to get away from all ...


Crumble & Flake Sunday Morning

I’m saying it now: no visit to Seattle is complete without going to Crumble & Flake. This isn’t a new sentiment, but today seals it for me. My daughter and I have been talking about making a trip to Capitol Hill to get some of the brilliant pastries for weeks, and today was a good ...


Holidays Are for Proofreaders

After we mailed our holiday cards last year, my wife decided to order a stamp for our return address instead of printing and affixing stickers. The stamp arrived, we put it into a drawer, and forgot about it until it was time to do this year’s cards. After we received our cards this time around, ...


A Hazard of Photo Project Work

When I’m working on books, especially photography-related ones, I frequently need to dig through my archives to find images as examples. Doing so has its own reward, reminding me (and my inner editor) that my photos can often be decent—even good. But it has a drawback, too, which is when I get stuck on images ...


Photographers and Fort Builders

Photographers make good use of equipment. A light stand makes a great central post for a living room fort. (It has a smaller footprint than a tripod.) I recommend all parents take up photography!