An Anniversary

Like many Americans, I find myself thinking about anniversaries these days.…


Dear Kitten

“We should remember that sorrow does produce flowers of its own. It is a…


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…