P is for Pentimento :: Palimpsest :: Paint :: Pen

“Old paint on a canvas, as it ages, sometimes becomes transparent. When that happens it is possible, in some pictures, to see the original lines: a tree will show through a woman’s dress, a child makes way for a dog, a large boat is no longer on an open sea....

N is for Normal

"Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for–in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford...

M is for Mother

No matter how complicated our relationships with our mothers turn out to be–and they are always complicated in some way at some time in our history together, aren’t they, even if we don’t know who our mothers were and are and particularly when we get...

L is for Little

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” -e.e. cummings Act I The CEO took charge of the retreat after lunch, pushing his staff into action teams to create a brochure, a potluck, and a video. I watched my business partner, David, from across the...