The emotional-support pumpkin (soup)

I saw a video in the early hours of this day – around the time of the blood…

The Underworld

(This is also the transcript for the podcast Breathing Out Stars — Episode 31) There is a moon…

In attesa – waiting

While we watched an Italian game show, we packed. So it was extra easy the next morning to…

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.…

Blue Grace

Episode 23. Blue Grace. It was Grace. It was pure, unadulterated grace. Like the old-fashioned kind. The Gift…

Wedding Bells & The Blue Shoes

I am not the first to write about a wedding and neither will I be the last. My…

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…

OsloOhhh.

Will you need help down the stairs, ma’am?, the flight attendant asks. No, I am ok going down,…

The magical olive tree

We had just returned from a week away the night before and had all manner of clean laundry…

“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…

Siamo arrivati.

Allora…so…siamo arrivati. We have arrived. Today is Day Numero 6. When we arrived, at first, I was sure,…

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 Gathering and The Safety of the Burrito

I woke to a dream where I was on the street in twilight. With my little child.   A…

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