Dancing Lessons
Sep 29, 2023

When I finally got to France I knew that I had crossed a rubicon of my own. I hd no friends or family with me, although I did have fellow students some of whom quickly became friends. I was free…

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JU 6-6300
Sep 29, 2023

For actors in NYC, back in the day when i was building a career during the decades of the '70's and '80's, the telephone messaging service was an essential lifeline. Mine, where I was known by all the operators who…

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Mistakes Alone
Sep 29, 2023

— cut to the quick of our own truth. Sometimes the heart wants to be sad for a very long time. I don’t know why. I’m reading Kingsolver going all the way down into Appalachia, that is to say, those…

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Loss Is Obvious…The Redeemed Must Remain A Secret
Sep 29, 2023

I’m looking out open windows, on the side of the house I least favor. In contrast, the other sides call me. The south side, the back of the house for example, regards a copse of trees that, though I know…

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Get Out.
Sep 29, 2023

This is the most it will ever be. I'm trying to gauge if I want to stay connected to her after we move out. She's been so difficult these past few weeks. Her abandonment issues are flaring up and it's…

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This Is the Most It Will Ever Be
Sep 29, 2023

The song originally used for the "Call of Duty: Vanguard" trailer was Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times.” It was the perfect choice—a slow dirge mourning the loss of life in wartime. The sparseness of the arrangement, the wails and…

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Life Is About Love!
Sep 28, 2023

Dear Savannah and Bennett, Today, as I write this message to you, I am in Southern Sweden, having been with Nina for the last couple of weeks. Next week I will return home to Southern California to be with you,…

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How do I Explain This To My Kids?
Sep 28, 2023

NEW CHAPTER ONE “How will I explain this to my kids?” I asked myself over and over as Mom drove us down Highway 99 towards Newport, Oregon in a gold-colored Gremlin. She held a lit cigarette out the open car…

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Should we just break up
Sep 28, 2023

Why love what you will lose “Should we just break up?” He turns around to look at me, brow furrowed, a hundred years older. “I don’t know.” “…I was joking.” I didn’t intend to fall in love with Josh Malmuth…

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Mash Note to Julie
Sep 28, 2023

My father died when I was 16. For years I missed him with a ferocity that grabbed me by surprise, sometimes out of nowhere, and made me gasp. I did ceremonies to ‘release him’, I went into therapy, I did…

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Four Storage boxes and a Seabag
Sep 28, 2023

Possessions are a funny thing

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Because
Sep 28, 2023

...that's how the world works. It's not as if we could do it any other way. Of course, there are people who are always trying very hard to not have it be that way, and so they cut themselves off…

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