What I think about myself is often reflected in what I choose to notice about others. For example, if I’m feeling fluffy, I’ll notice everyone else’s fluff. If I’m feeling depressed, I gravitate towards people who prefer to frown. If I’m angry, everyone on the highway is a total asshole. Now on the other hand, if I’m […]


“I’m at an all time low,” Larry says as he moves across the bedroom, tucking his shirt into his jeans. “Everything is loose.” I’m leaning against a soft euro pillow, sipping lukewarm coffee, listening to a Krista Tippett interview, reading a few pieces from Dancing Naked in Fuzzy Red Slippers, when my attitude takes a sudden […]

I refuse to say good-bye to most anyone these days, to friends who move away, to co-workers who change jobs, to my cat who is dying. I find the older I get the more permanent the salutation. I am at a point in this journey where our fragility has become shockingly clear. I want to […]

“Sometimes we find hope in the deep, dark crevices of life.” This quote came from a novel I have been working on for years (embarrassed to say how many). It was my first attempt at writing. I don’t know what possessed me, but one day I  sat down at the computer, and started writing. I wrote […]


Sometimes you have a bad day. No one is to blame. Life happens. I’ve learned the only way to avoid falling into the deep, dark abbess of irritation is to hang on to the edge. Tight. Both hands. I have my “go to” places and my “go to” thoughts, but like the local black birds, […]

Technology, like cotton, has become the fabric of my life, and most of the time I feel brazenly naked. I assume I am just overwhelmed with the plethora of possibilities, but who knows, I could be an exhibitionist. When I walk into Macy’s, I feel the same overwhelming anxiety with all the choices, the designers, and the […]