More normal, more busy… but in 2022 we still felt entitled to stay home from almost anything. Best of all worlds? Hope the holidays and new year bring you grand adventures and much joy!


  • Jaden: Basketball and Football.
  • Shayla: Rugby, Berkeley High Varsity Girl’s Basketball
  • Jay: Gym and flexology
  • David: Staring into books or trees


  • Shayla: 5’8”
  • Jaden 5’6”
  • Godson Myles a Junior at NYU
  • Godson Alex graduated from Berkelee School of Music


Jaden Graduates 5th Grade & goes to sleepaway camp for 3 weeks!

Shayla has her first High School Dance, and gets her braces removed

Dobbs decision protest

SF Pride march



Mark Twain: A Life, Ron Powers


A Really Good Day, Ayelet Waldman

Family Life, Akhil Sharma

French Braid, Anne Tyler

Harlem Shuffle, Colson Whitehead

Hamnet, Maggie O’Farrell

Less Is Lost, Andrew Sean Greer

Lucy by the Sea, Elizabeth Strout

Nothing to See Here, Kevin Wilson

Shetland Mysteries (all of em, in order), Ann Cleeves

Slough House series (all), Mick Herron

The Book of Form and Emptiness, Ruth Ozeki

The Candy House (& a re-reading of A Visit from the Good Squad), Jennifer Egan

The Magician, Colm Tóibín

The Searcher, Tana French

This Time Tomorrow, Emma Straub

Trust Exercise, Susan Choi

What Alice Forgot, Liane Moriarty

What Comes After, JoAnne Tompkins

Wildcat, Amelia Morris

Young Mungo, Douglas Stuart

David’s exausting booklist


(a few on a screen!)

Always Be My Maybe
Death of Stalin
Everything, Everywhere, All at Once
Hocus Pocus 2
Licorice Pizza
Logan Lucky
Red Rocket (Jay)
See How They Run
The French Dispatch
The Lost Daughter
Ticket to Paradise
West Side Story (Spielberg version)


Andy Warhol Diaries (Jay)
Better Things
Borgen: Power and Glory
Fire Island
How to Change Your Mind
Life & Beth
Only Murders in the Building
Russian Doll (Jay)
Search Party
Sex Education
Somebody, Somewhere
Spring Awakening reunion
The Mandalorian
The Old Man
Yellowjackets (Shayla and Jay)


Moulin Rouge

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Destiny Arts performance at Cal Shakes

I Too Sing America, SF BATCO

Lear, Cal Shakes

The Woman in Black, ACT

The year in photos: