Journal

Goodbye, Mexico

My friend Beth DeSombre posted on my Facebook page this week. She said she dreamed that Katryna and I had released a new album called Goodbye, Mexico, and that it…

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The Tyranny of Stuff

I recently learned that the word “respect” means, literally, “to see (or look) again.” I am home after a weekend away. As is the case these days, a weekend of…

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On Purity

This past Ash Wednesday, I felt too sad to give up anything for Lent, feeling as Jimmy Fallon does, that instead, I will just give up. Ha ha. I wanted…

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To Banish Doubt

I have been waking at 2am, when all the demons are circling their fires, and as soon as they see they have my attention, they proceed to tell me that…

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How I Was Taken Captive By a FitBit Challenge

For months now, my friend Karen regularly invites all her friends to compete in a Workweek Hustle. The object, of course, is to be the one to get the most…

Poems

Poem #28 Why I Chose You

Because your eyes crinkle when you tell a story, And your face opens up into a laugh The way a flower opens to the sun. Because you smell like home….

Poems

Thanksgiving on Long Island

Our grandmother’s kitchen was neither opulent Nor clean Though the house was, By any account except today’s, A mansion. No matter. We studied the art of Intentional shabbiness Narrowing the…

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Poems

Poem #19-Blue Parka

My winter parka is blue And the ocean is blue But they are not at all the same color. Mozart’s Ave Maria is music As is Public Enemy’s “Fight the…

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Poem #18 Haiku

  These grey days leave me Headaching and spent before I even wake up.