Patricia Ryan Lampl

Notes From A Backseat Driver

(Feb. 26, 2008) - From toddlers to teens there is something about a car ride that is conducive to intimate conversation.


(Jan. 08, 2008) - A recent car conversation with my 9-year-old on the way to a party. Oh, and by the way, it was nowhere near my birthday!

Notes From the Backseat Driver

(Dec. 13, 2007) - My mother recently passed away, and during her decline I was trying to help Sophie process the concept of her going. OK, I was talking with Sophie about it a lot so that we could both process it — maybe talking to her about it would console me.

Heaven in a Cone

(Jul. 21, 2004) - There is a heaven. I know this because I've had ice cream at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.

Sophie Gets her Art Start

(Jul. 21, 2004) - I have found a cure for the “What shall we do today?" blues — a morning at the Metropolitan Museum, complete with a Start With Art class.

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