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Dear 2020, What made you awful isn't over yet. Here in the United States, until a new President is sworn in, the Reign of Error…

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We were sitting on the porch sipping coffee when a sudden rain started pounding the desert, the sky still blue. Jake said: "We should build…

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Before I sat to write, I lit two candles—one on my altar table to the left of my chair, and the other on my Virgin…

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Some days the world is so beautiful that it is almost difficult to bear. Today is one of those days, the sunlight slanting with its…

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[Ongoing story of two brothers. Here is Merrill, the one trying to stay clean after he's relapsed. He's meeting the girl (Shea) he'd started seeing…

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He'd had the chest pains for weeks, but he had no place to put them. His doctor could not locate a source. He had not…

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When love leaves the ink dries and contracts are shredded We feign indifference The departing formerly beloved means it Because the opposite of love is…

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The therapist told her she needed to process her grief. As though grief were a batch of vegetables you wanted to make into a puree,…

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I got up at 7am which is unheard of for me these days and zoomed with my grandkids and some of my kids! It was…

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The second worst job I ever had was as a topless sea anemone at a strip club on Columbus and Broadway. It paid $25 for…

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I"ll never forget that fateful day when my then 16-year-old son Stevie and his friend Sam rode with me to the City Dump in Salem,…

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It’s an old fashioned kind of a place, a grand hotel although I doubt that it still has those kinds of amenities in this egalitarian…

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