July 2008

tell me a story

July 29, 2008

On the way to Comic-Con this weekend, Rama read me a story. He often reads to me while I’m driving, and I love it. He’ll read a piece from Esquire magazine or he’ll share a funny part in a comic, something fun that keeps our mood light. This time, he read The Life of God […]


calder mackay castro

July 15, 2008

Rama and I are the proud uncle and auntie to a little boy named Calder. He was born early this morning, and news has already reached the Philippines. “It’s a red letter day for the Castros!” my brother Tom said. Yes, I agreed. One for the books. Needless to say there has been much rejoicing, […]


i know that i don’t know

July 10, 2008

I’m having one of those “I have no idea what I’m doing, who am I trying to kid?” weeks, and I have had enough of these to know that it’s natural, it’s ridiculous and, best of all, it’s temporary. So I just keep on keepin’ on and tell myself I’m good at what I do […]


the littlest castro

July 9, 2008

Brooke is having the baby soon — she’s due tomorrow! — and I am beside myself with giddy anticipation. This will be the first grandchild for my mom and dad, much to their joy and relief, and my very first nephew or niece. “I’m gonna be an auntie!” I keep squealing. I already have a […]


work & play

July 2, 2008

The last time I wrote, I was a giddy and panicky mess, launching True*Stories, tying up loose work ends and packing for a week in Miami. It was exciting and exhausting, and the next day was spent on airplanes and in airports. And then vacation happened. Rama and I went to Miami to visit Barbara, […]


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  • I run a darling, friendly, little graphic design studio.
    I look on the bright side.
    I take photos. Lots of photos.
    I wish on stars and on websites.

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    I launched, then relaunched, an online magazine.
    I admitted to several embarrassing crushes.
    I consumed more bacon than any human should and lived to tell the tales.

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