The Fire and the Roses

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

But oh, the ice fields!

Among the adventures I have always wanted but never told was to be here, where I am. When…

Scaffolding.

I love the scaffolding. The scaffolding. I love in the city to see scaffolding against a building. I…

The Taxi-Driver’s Tale.

When the taxi arrived the driver was anxious to share with me that he was from Lebanon –…

The F Word

Years ago, I thought that motherhood would mean long afternoons having picnics, gazing at the shapes of clouds…

Scatter Light

Summer brings many surprises. Last night, my friend’s 4-year old son was outside under the dark of the…

Arms Akimbo

Today I was Wonder Woman. I woke up early and stood, arms akimbo, fists on my hips, next…

Watch: The Way of the Pencil

Here you can see a super awkward facial expression become something rather graceful and touching.   But oh:…

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…

The Lost Mariners and Almost Missing Maui

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

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…

Gleaming gone.

When my son was very, very small, there was a book we used to read to him. This…

Singers at Siesta

It was on the first day at the park when we saw him playing the guitar, sitting between…

Chaos, Kindness & The Flood of Garlic.

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

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