April 18, 2014

And the Call Was Coming from the Basement…

I have a handful of Halloween traditions… Reading aloud a couple of poems - The Cremation… [more]

And the Call Was Coming from the Basement… And the Call Was Coming from the Basement...

Staring Death in the Face

I’ve been to Paris, practically penniless. I saved the best for last on a EuroRail adventure… [more]

Staring Death in the Face Staring Death in the Face

Dear Deep Heartbreak

{To a friend in the thick of the kind of heartbreak that forever shifts life's trajectory} Such… [more]

Dear Deep Heartbreak Dear Deep Heartbreak

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And the Call Was Coming from the Basement…

I have a handful of Halloween traditions… Reading aloud a couple of poems – The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service and The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes; And listening to my favorite This American Life episode: And the Call Was Coming from the Basement.  In the words of Stefon, this episode has everything:  rabid [READ MORE…]

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Staring Death in the Face

I’ve been to Paris, practically penniless. I saved the best for last on a EuroRail adventure without considering that I might be all out of money by that leg of the journey. So I ate bread and yogurt and sat in outdoor cafes. I walked along the River Seine and stood under the Eiffel Tower. [READ MORE…]

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Dear Deep Heartbreak

{To a friend in the thick of the kind of heartbreak that forever shifts life’s trajectory} Such Deep Heartbreak Deep. Everyone has one. I want you to know I’ve experienced a different version of the same heartbreak… I was in so much pain, I moved to another state… But the pain followed me. I quit [READ MORE…]