Molotov cocktails…and cocktails

Challenges create opportunities for action. We are in a time now where there are opportunities for you to find faith – to reach for something greater than yourself.

When Life Gives You COVID, make Lemon Cake

(Episode 27, Breathing Out Stars Podcast) Before I begin I want to say a thing about carrying on.…

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…

“You did nothing to me” (“Non mi avete fatto niente”)

The San Remo 2018 Music Festival has chosen its winner!  Italian artists Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro won…

The Post Office.

I am sweating. I am gripped with fear. I am at the post office. This errand, in particular,…

La doccia, i dolcetti e la piccola danza.

Avevo paura…ho avuto paura…avevo avuto paura. Prima, avevo paura delle molte cose.   I have been afraid…I was…

The Fire and the Roses

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

Ben & Rob & Bear

It was just one of those beautiful mornings in early June in the way, way North…the kind of…

The S Word

She gave me permission to write this. We were all sitting on the couch watching the end of…

Watch me reading The Hospital Bed.

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We Breathe Out Stars

The first time I saw Cirque du Soleil was in Los Angeles, 1987. When the first notes of…

Chaos, Kindness & The Flood of Garlic.

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

Call Me Sudsy Malone.

Usually this time of year — as the darkening begins – I feel myself beginning to withdraw. Although…

I am not afraid of Hell.

If the worst thing we can be is to not be ourselves; If our greatest sin is despair……

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