Last Ember

In the windstorm of my calendar, Color coded to type of connection, My minutes are pressed and pressured, Ideas contrived, my mouth and legs Set strategies, stack cards. Everything is analogous, The same indistinct grey ground, Fog of days, years. Then: you Enter. I keep my breathing in wisps, My thoughts narrow to navigate Around… Read More Last Ember

Caring for myself …

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. – Audre Lorde I recently finished listening to two Marianne Williamson workshops on Audible. She’s a teacher of “A Course in Miracles” and has a sort of Buddhist/Christian/12-Step perspective that is appealing to this believer without a church.… Read More Caring for myself …

Aren’t you just amazed at how incredibly lucky we are to be breathing right now? Someone I love is sick. I’m reading Joan Didion’s A year of magical thinking. I gave a granola bar to A homeless man and he touched my hand in the most tender way I immediately seized up. My daughter left for… Read More

a few lessons

stop preaching moderation. for many of us, there is no moderation. a little isn’t enough and a little only makes us crave more and feel unsatisfied. when this is a healthy thing, be it love or honesty or a career risk or heart racing intimacy or hard introspection or a delicious book or a third bowl of soup, moderation shows self-doubt and insecurity, as… Read More a few lessons