Understanding needs love. Love needs understanding.
When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument. I […]
I am grateful for all the people who worked so hard to bring clarity to this world in 2016. For only with our endless pursuit of clarity will we ever find clear love.
My 26-year-old son showed up at home unexpectedly a few days ago…on his new motorcycle. He appeared in the kitchen, holding a helmet and excitedly beckoning me outside to show me his new acquisition. […]
The town of Hancock, NH, where I live, is 237 years old, and even though the population has dwindled to 1,654 inhabitants, the fact that the town has existed for so many years necessitates […]
One afternoon, a wealthy man strolled with his spouse on their street, listening to her as intently as he could. “You do not give me enough for my needs,” she complained vociferously. “I have always […]
2015 feels like it has been a year of losses for me. There have been huge losses: the loss of my dad, whom I loved very much, and of course to a lesser degree, the […]
For My Dad I just wrote my father’s obituary; the first obituary I have ever written. Obituaries aren’t all that difficult to write, at first glance. Anyone who has read even a few knows […]
As I write, Russian troops are marching towards the Mariupol region, where friends and loved ones of mine live. Both civilians and Ukrainian soldiers are preparing the city for war, digging trenches and blocking roads. […]