A Truffle

“I think I’m bored,” I confessed to a friend last week. In all my adult years,…


Inertia

To paraphrase a popular musical, “Can we get back to real life, please, yo?”*…


Two Reasons. Four Mantras

It was the first piano lesson of 2021, and Alex and I were discussing his new…


Both

In so many ways, it’s been a perfect holiday. Almost immediately the days fell…


Limping Towards Bethlehem

Barn’s burnt down— now I can see the moon.  -Mizuta Masahide For weeks now, I…


Sweet Sweet Godiva

Year ago, my mother gave us a small hand-carved nativity set. At the time, we…


Thanksgiving Songs

It is probably quite telling that when the news broke about Biden’s victory, I…


Choose Something

O Star (the fairest one in sight), We grant your loftiness the right To some…


The Mutilated World

Try to praise the mutilated world. Remember June's long days, and wild…


We Have Forgotten

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each…