Coming home after years
May 27, 2024

New York City isn't home. Dover, New Jersey, 30 miles west, is, though, since I was born and raised there. 30 miles was close enough for me to have grown up watching NYC TV stations--especially the "local" news--and listening to…

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Coming Home
May 27, 2024

In 2015 my late husband and I moved from San Francisco up to Santa Rosa. William was in treatment for cancer, and he decided that he wanted a quiet, tranquil place to heal. He was a San Francisco native and…

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The Prompt
May 27, 2024

I was almost matched this week with a partner who obviously had no interest in being an active contributing partner. And I was going to write directly to her about how writing for those of us who need to write…

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Coming Home After Years
May 27, 2024

How odd that I should confront, after musing this morning about leaving my New Jersey House, the phrase “coming home after years.” What had prompted that image, that memory, in the first place? I don’t usually wake up to the…

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May 25, 2024

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Burning
May 24, 2024

We are burning up our lives. My guy said that to our group before I knew he was my guy. We were all barely hanging on drug fiends, barely had the shit out of us, and he said it straight.…

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From Both Ends
May 24, 2024

It might have been in the early days of my EST Training (remember the Erhardt Seminar Trainings? were you ever a part of that provocative craze?) that Werner himself said something to the effect that "you want to live your…

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In Gratitude to Yoga
May 24, 2024

(The prompt didn't resonate for me today, so I decided to write about something that did) I began to do the physical practice of yoga many years ago in my early 30's. It was sporadic at first, a class here…

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May 24, 2024

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Strengths and weaknesses
May 24, 2024

I'm puzzling over problems that need to be solved before we can “lock” our documentary about entrepreneurs Kenji met during the months he stayed at a hacker house in Silicon Valley. $40 a night, 8 bunks to a bedroom in…

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Burning Up Our Lives
May 24, 2024

I was once a smoker. Yes, yes, I realize. My head is bowed in shame. I know it’s as though I just said “I was an ax-murderer” or “I once drowned puppies for fun.” Thus, although it’s a confession that…

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Burning Up Her Life
May 24, 2024

Whenever Nora found herself sloped against Derek’s body, sleepy and sated, she’d try to puzzle out her intentions in these intimate interactions. “It’s so easy to forget what I came for,” she’d think. “Well, except for the obvious thing–I came…

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