New Year, New Who?

The new year started...more

My Holiday Wish For You

I wish for you this holiday season… Peace Light Health Happiness Getting outside Community Poetry Maira Kalman Music Devotion A good box of pencils EGG Eggs and soldiers A magical story Vulnerability Edna Lewis A bright taste A quiet moment Wisdom Civility Craft as spiritual practice Flavor Simplicity A recipe that takes over your kitchen...more

Quiet in the Storm

Months ago, when the manuscript I’ve been working on...more

Ghosts at My Table

In the fall of last year, Susan and I had a...more

This is the work of life.

It was a gorgeous night — all peepers and frogs, and dry as a bone after two days hot and wet enough to melt glass — and I spent much of it sitting on our front porch with Addie, our [almost] fifteen-year-old Yellow Lab, who came to us at seven-years-old having been dumped by her people...more

Little scraps of wisdom.

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom. ~Umberto Eco I have the metal strongbox, where he kept the hatband from his days as a Naval officer, that he let me play with as a child ....more

On Earth Day Ennui

On April 22, 1970, I was seven years old. Mrs Kwartowitz, my first grade teacher, wore...more

Infrequent Potatoes

I was a particularly tiny baby; my mother didn’t know that she was pregnant for six months (being unable to get...more

Write back.

It’s either a brain tumor, or maybe because I’ve had...more

A New Book (and anniversary fritters)

It’s been a long while since I’ve written, but I have a (semi-) decent explanation:...more