Wish granted. (part three of an in-progress series)

The first time was in the back seat of a Honda CRV. It was unexpected. I had anticipated the opposite that morning: the day was supposed to be the beginning of one month alone. Before the magic in the Honda, I arrived to the Albany train station and reminded myself that I had resolved to […]

No friends, no fear. (part two of an in-progress series)

  People were the problem. Four weeks in the Adirondacks were the solution. No wifi. No cell phone service. No accessible town with coffee shops or bars or bodegas that sold fistfuls of Laffy Taffy and Swedish Fish for fifty cents. One month at a lake-front artists colony in a small hamlet two hours north […]

Noodling. (part one of an in-progress series)

On Sunday, July 9, I swam to the middle of Indian Lake. It’s taken me these past four weeks to begin to write about that event. I have not been procrastinating. I just haven’t known where to start. I know myself as a writer and a person, and this is a sign that there is […]

Seeking employment.

Friends: I am available immediately for employment opportunities: on- and off-site; contract, project-based, and on-staff; temporary and/or part-time. For those of you know who have known me for a few years, you are aware of the reach of my skills–from creating ideas to perfecting final work, from behind-the-scenes development to on-the-stage presentation and performance–and experience, […]

Hospital food.

Papi and I have shared some of our best meals in Christ Hospital. On the heart-healthy dinner menu Wednesday, March 15: chicken, rice pilaf, green beans, whole wheat roll, vanilla pudding, hot tea, non-fat milk. Papi needed help eating all five days he was in the hospital. The gauze packed and clamped into his nose […]

She persisted.

I am developing this in celebration of Women’s History Month and in response to two recent events: Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell’s statement regarding his use of the procedural right to cut short Elizabeth Warren’s speech against Jeff Session’s nomination for attorney general: “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” A […]

My best day of 2016.

Wednesday, August 24. It was early morning, likely before 9:00 a.m. I rode my new Trek bicycle west along Lower Road in Brewster, a mid-Cape Cod town in Massachusetts. Both the recently re-paved road and my month-old bicycle were smooth: no cratered surfaces and no grinding gears.  I guided my bike with my left hand […]