Archive | February, 2014


  I have been intending to write this post since Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death. And then … I learned today that my first love blew his brains out with a shotgun a year and a half ago. He had been a cocaine addict, and when we met in 1987 he was in recovery. But his […]

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Andrea Says …

  My friend Andrea came by the office today and I introduced her around. (I have a hard time introducing Andrea to people because she is such a big fucking deal that who she is is impossible to convey. And it feels wrong not to.) Anyway, after introducing her around, Andrea and I sat in my […]

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In The Sun

  I picture you in the sun wondering what went wrong And falling down on your knees asking for sympathy And being caught in between all you wish for and all you seen And trying to find anything you can feel that you can believe in May God’s love be with you Always May God’s […]

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What Is Essential

  Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. – Antoine De Saint-Exupery The boundless love in his eyes. The tender touch of his hand. The ever-elusive kiss. The sound of his laughter. The love I […]

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My Valentine Gift

  For Valentine’s Day, the kids and I made heart-shaped pizza. (Not bad, huh?) As we were kneading the dough by hand and stretching it into shape, I was enjoying the feeling of the pizza dough in my hands. It was impossibly soft. Like holding a soft little cloud in your hand. Yet it was […]

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The Impossible

Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. – Lewis Carroll             Last week was the week of The Impossible. I could not count how many times I found myself saying, As luck would have it … Last week I wrote a little bit about it in The […]

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