Just Put Your Butt on the Chair

Just Put Your Butt on the Chair

JUST PUT YOUR BUTT ON THE CHAIR Three times a week, when I was eleven and twelve, my mother picked me up from school and took me to the Greyhound Bus terminal where I boarded a bus for Boston. It was an hour and a half drive from Worcester where I lived and I made...
Mining for diamonds

Mining for diamonds

Mining for Diamonds Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.                           – – – Steve Jobs Writing in a voice that is not your own is...
OVER. NEXT.

OVER. NEXT.

There have been countless times in my career when I spent hours painstakingly writing something, choosing just the right words, smoothing out the segues, listening to the rhythm of the sentences– and then hitting the wrong key and losing it all. Panic sets in. I...
Healing, Forgiveness, Writing

Healing, Forgiveness, Writing

HEALING, FORGIVENESS, WRITING Healing doesn’t happen in astraight line. It’s not definitive like that. We get sick, the worst of itpasses, we think we’re better, we feel sick again, we have chicken soup, take naps and then one day, we realize we’ve been feeling...
DO YOU REMEMBER?

DO YOU REMEMBER?

DO YOU REMEMBER? During the Covid quarantine in 2020, when I was looking for activities to fill up my time, I began organizing my linen closet. I opened and refolded pillowcases, sheets and towels, matching them by color, when I reached into the back of a shelf and...
CLEARING THE DECKS

CLEARING THE DECKS

CLEARING THE DECKS Back in the late eighties when AIDS was a death sentence, I had a profound experience with a friend at Century City hospital. He had written a play for teenagers about safe sex and AIDS, they were performing it in schools all across the Los Angeles...