Of fireflies & darkness.

There once was a five-year old boy. It was summertime — and of course — there were fireflies.…

Craving the Shredded Potato

Months ago, before my surgery, we had dinner at an Asian restaurant with a Chinese friend, M. She…

Bone Saws, Opiates & the Daily Black Pants

I have been asked to provide an update on my recovery: I knew that I was having major…

153 days.

It has been 153 days. Centocinquantatre’ giorni. One hundred and fifty three days of supermineralized water, watching where…

Superpowers.

Look at me, walking down the street. I have a swagger. My swagger says that I have almost…

The Fire and the Roses

Eleven years ago we were getting ready to leave the house for the first seder at Jane’s house.…

The birkenau.

Last month I had the privilege of going to Berlin.  It was my first time there.  Although I…

The Lost Mariners and Almost Missing Maui

I heard the most amazing story. There was a cruise ship – and a Greek captain – and…

Watch me reading The Hospital Bed.

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Chaos, Kindness & The Flood of Garlic.

To write this, I wrote it five times — and then a sixth.  It was still a mess.…

Everything is a Seed.

There is violence, racism and inequality in our world. It begins somewhere…with a seed of mistrust.   Who…

What We Can See In The Dark

“The world, you see, is happier after the terror of the storm. You have noticed that truth comes…

The Worst Thing That Could Happen

When I was a little girl living near Chicago, I imagined that the worst thing that could happen…

Perspective and Innocence

  Three days ago this happened: There is a family in Tel Aviv…many families in Tel Aviv…who go…

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