Category Archives: Family

Happy birthday Mom

Wilson MomHappy birthday Mom. I know you read my blog so I wanted to be sure to tell you again how much I love you; and yes, I promise I will call more often.

My favorite lighting designer

SoWaCheck out which local designer is currently featured on SoWa Boston’s Create & Enjoy page.

If you are interested in architecture or design or have an interest in lighting, show Sergio some love and like his Facebook page here.

Congratulations Dad


How sweet it must be to attain a goal you have worked towards for most of your career.  What a great example you’ve set for my siblings and me.

Happy birthday Sergio

Cheers SergioToday is Sergio’s birthday.  If you happen to see him out and about, wish him well and say happy birthday to him. He appreciates the sentiments. I’m looking forward to celebrating such an important day with him later after work, but you can leave him a note on his facebook page here.


Rio de Janeiro BrazilI’m not much of one for living in the past which is kind of odd considering my love of history, but every now and again a milestone anniversary sneaks up on me and it makes me pause for a moment.

Fifteen years ago on Thursday, January 28th, 1999 I met Sergio at a restaurant in Harvard Square for a date.  We had exchanged numbers a couple of weeks earlier off to the side of the dance floor at Campus; a gay club that once upon a time was in Central Square. I had no expectations but was intrigued by this blue-eyed Brazilian who was different from anyone else I had ever met before.

The past 15 years have had their ups and downs, but the ride has been worth it. Together we’ve traveled the world and made more memories than my head can contain.  It makes me optimistic and excited to see what the next 15 years might bring.  Happy anniversary Sergio.

Austin’s 2014 Resolutions

New Year's ResolutionsMy seven year old nephew Austin is an amazing kid. He is also incredibly funny. Check out his response to “I want to do” in 2014.  When I read what he wrote I laughed so hard I had to sitdown.


AnnabelleOne week ago today I became an uncle for the fourth time. Annabelle arrived about a month earlier than expected so my tiny niece is under close supervision at the hospital. This is my second niece and my brother’s first child.

Below is a photograph of my brother reading to my niece.  I’ve missed my brother since he moved away this summer and now that Annabelle has arrived it seems strange not to be able to see them at the hospital but plans have been made to visit them in California over Easter and I can hardly wait. Annabelle 2

Happy birthday Dad

Happy Birthday DadHere is a photo of my father from a few years ago.  Today happens to be his birthday, and I wanted to stop and acknowledge the day.  My father continues to be one of my real life heroes and someone I try to emulate in all that I do.

What you dressing up as on Halloween

Halloween hobo homoOne of the things that I love about my mother is her ability to remember and share funny memories from our past.  Earlier this week my mother sent this funny email to my younger brother and me.

“I remember one Halloween when you (MY BROTHER) wanted to be a homo.    Rob corrected you and said, ‘You mean a hobo.’ Funny how life turns out!

Love, Mom”

Sergio is off to Brazil

Cheers SergioSergio is flying down to Brazil today to help his family, and he will be gone for about a a week.  I am happy he can make this quick visit, but I’m still doing my best not to mope around the house. I always hate saying good bye to him and feel like I miss him most in the hours leading up to and following his departure, which is kind of odd because this wasn’t the case when we first met and he was a flight attendant. However, since leaving the travel industry, I’ve become accustomed to having him around and his presence will be missed.  :-(

BosGuy family photo

BosGuy FamilyLittle brother, his wife and their dog are spending tonight at my apartment before flying out to Southern California tomorrow. About a week ago, the entire family gathered up at the parent’s lake house in Wolfeboro, NH for one last get together before their move.  I want to wish them much luck. I will sorely miss having them here in Boston with Sergio and me.


Sergio My partner Sergio may have been born and raised in Brazil, but he speaks better English than many Americans.  However, he does have a few rather peculiar ways to express himself that I find endearing.

One of my favorite expressions he uses regularly seems to manifest when he is scheduling client appointments. His lighting design business is quite busy these days and when he is trying to find a time to meet with a client he is quite likely to say something to the effect of, “Yes, I’m very busy, but I could squeeze you tomorrow.” Perhaps it is his soft accent, but nobody ever raises an eyebrow.

Strike a pose

strike a pose
Anyone who knows my crazy partner, Sergio, knows that he’s hardly camera shy; quite the opposite actually. I’m the one who dislikes being photographed – unless I think the photo is funny like this one of me How do you like my duck?

Apparently my goofy sense of humor has rubbed off because earlier this week when we were walking to Towne for dinner Sergio said “quick, take a picture of me” and before I realized it he had hopped on the gate and struck this pose.

Happy Father’s Day

DadThis weekend I am up at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire to spend time with my family and to celebrate Father’s Day.  This is a photo of my Dad on his boat last summer up at the lake.  I wanted to dedicate this post to my father and all the other Dad’s out there. I wouldn’t want to imagine my life without him. He’s the single most amazing man I’ve ever met and I love him dearly.

Sergio has landed

Sergio and RobAfter spending the past two weeks in Brazil, Sergio returned home Marathon Monday.  He had a hectic two weeks helping his Mom care for his father and he’ll likely need to head back before long, but for now  I’m glad to have him back home – especially in light of how horrible Marathon Monday turned out.