Parenting/The Full Catastrophe

Day 6-It Rains on Portobello Road

It rained Saturday, so no Abbey Road. Instead, we trudged along Portobello Road, buying umbrellas and crepes. I searched in vain for a fab jacket, but nothing. It’s cold here!…

Parenting/The Full Catastrophe

Day Four

This trip is my 50th birthday present to myself. And I feel so ashamed about that right now. I have a long list of places I wanted to see–Tate Modern,…

Parenting/The Full Catastrophe

Days Two-Three

Day two was a kind of half a day. We arrived at some crazy early hour, sleep-walked through a customs line that snaked fifteen times across Heathrow. When we stumbled…

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Parenting/The Full Catastrophe

Suzuki

Me and the Sarge Are Fifty!

To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on…

Parenting/The Full Catastrophe

Suzuki

I Wanna Be a Woman Like Patti Smith

Tomorrow is the official Day Without Women.We are encouraged to wear red, to¬†abstain from shopping and to tell our bosses to try to live without us. My bosses are my…

Parenting/The Full Catastrophe

The Many Injuries of Nerissa

October has been a veritable study in fear and anxiety. As I wrote last month, it started with a diagnosis of melanoma in situ–a creepy black spot on my leg….

Parenting/The Full Catastrophe

The Big Idea

Writing Process

Summer and the Swing

…Death kept following, tracking us down At least I heard your bluebird sing Now somebody’s got to show their hand Time is an enemy I know you’re long gone; I…

Parenting/The Full Catastrophe

The Big Idea

Writing Process

Hamilton, Ambition, Perfection

“What is to give light must endure burning.” -Viktor Frankl If, on the night of June 2nd, you heard a bloodcurdling scream coming from a neighborhood in Northampton, that would…

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Post-Iron Horse. Can I Sleep Now? Please?

After our big 25th anniversary shows at the Iron Horse last weekend, I was so tired I thought I would never recover. As I age, it seems performing takes more…