I open my eyes this morning still moored to a fading dream, not fully awake, not fully asleep. One of my legs escaped the tangled sheets in the middle of the night and the crisp morning air assaults my bare thigh. Transparent dreams pull at me as the day struggles to take hold and now […]


Congested, crowded, over-capacity are words that currently describe my situation. So far this week I have learned that extending the bubble is an act of courage, there is a mysterious pain in my jaw, and for reasons unknown, I’m channeling Oscar Wilde. Here’s the deal, we’re all living in quarantine, but some of us are […]


The Set-up Edward Lindaman says one of life’s most fulfilling moments occurs in the split-second when the familiar is suddenly transformed into the dazzling aura of the profoundly new. This is my objective, making the familiar new, Edward’s a little more flowery. Whatever. I’m not big on resolutions, I make them, but they fizzle as […]


Racing into the train terminal, I know time is of the essence, I see them clear as day, they’re holding hands, but appear lost? After running the space of a basketball court, I greet my very deceased, but surprisingly present Mom and Dad. The next thing I know I’m standing next to Dad, he’s older […]


Life is an unanswered question, but let’s still believe in the dignity and importance of that question. Tennessee Williams With the power of a horrific storm we are lifted into the air, and unceremoniously dropped in New York City, the wonderful land of Awe’s, where everyone wears black, and walks really fast. I had my […]


Resides my heart, longing for me is sometimes an impulse for words, fingers lightly grazing the keyboard, assembling emotions impossible to embrace, but as if a compass which magnetically points one towards a destination, this wistful desire has landed our family in Lisbon, Portugal for the Thanksgiving holiday. As Andre Gide reminds us we cannot […]


On a sauntering walk with friends along the Los Gatos Creek Trail one of my companions says, “I’m having a hard time adjusting to this stage of life.” “How so?” “I don’t think my husband and I fit together the same way we used to?” “Thank God, because I can no longer sleep in the […]


If you make a pot of soup (unlike a baseball field) people will not necessarily come, you have to invite folks to your table, especially if the invitation is a call to deeper truth and love. Yes, stay with me, I’m going there! The word hospitality derives from the Latin word hospes, meaning host, guest, […]


“What the hell happened to so and so,” I ask my sister during one of our early morning coffee chats. “I don’t know, haven’t heard from her in years,” she said. “Strange.” “Very.” Autumn makes me nostalgic, not in a celebratory way like New Year’s, but in a sow what you reap sort of way, […]