May 1, 2015

There are paths we know.   They lead us from one place to another.  We start here.  We end there.  Maybe we return.  Or push repeat:  a daily commute; the route to the store or your kids’ school; your boyfriend’s apartment; your jog through the park; the well known path to church…

Erin is visiting from Montreal.  We go for a walk and I explain how eve...

April 2, 2014

I am looking up at a tall young man with dark curly hair, a lanky version of my husband Robert, and asking him, “Do you mind very much going to boarding school?  I’ve got to get out of here!”

I sat bolt upright, awakened by this intensely vivid dream.

Stunned, I elbow Robert awake. “I’m pregnant!”  Although we had been actively using birth control there was no doubt in my mind.  Th...

January 2, 2014

I am an expert at time frittering so I thought I would write a little “How To” essay on the art of frittering.  This at least might be helpful to someone and therefore negate that my day was actually frittered at all.  Well, so be it since I seem hardwired to want to be helpful and useful and to contribute meaningful things for the betterment of whirled peas and climate change....

December 1, 2005

This prayer came to me right before I started my radiation treatments for breast cancer. It helped me stay positive and vital during treatment. While silently repeating this prayer I actually felt ecstatically happy and full of life. May this prayer serve you in your own radiant healing.

Radiation treatments are composed of electromagnetic waves similar to light. These waves are a...

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