Be still, or at the very most, swing slowly

“The near stillness recalls what is forgotten, extinct angels.” – Georg Trakl This week, the same message came to me from four places: on a table, while driving up Hillside Street, by a bonfire, and watching a tree swing trace its lazy arc. On the table She opened the...

Purge your portfolio

“For many people, an excuse is better than an achievement because an achievement, no matter how great, leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future but an excuse can last for life.” – Eric Hoffer Two friends from high school visited several months...

Be fully human…in Seattle

Now that the comforts of my Nalgene Polycarbonate water bottle, Purell hand cleanser, Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 and Moisturizing Black Raspberry lip gloss have been stripped from my carry-on bags, one of the only joys of travel remaining is meeting amazing people...

On the day we were born: A Play in Three Acts for Emma

“Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.” – A.W. Pinero ACT I – August 16, 1959 “What was it like the day you were born?” Mama asked, making sure she had heard the question correctly, then answering immediately as if it...

Don’t graduate

“Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.”  –Mahatma Gandhi Well, as unimaginable as it might seem, yet once more, no one called to ask me to deliver a profoundly moving, yet delightfully witty and somewhat...