The existential piazza
I stand several paces outside my northern town's post office gazing at the funeral notices, or necrology, plastered onto a [...]
Dances with sleep
An array of memories, impressions, and sensations; a flux of things you've been told, heard, overheard, read, experienced, and seen [...]
Tale of two trips
I recently traveled to London just short of my 28th birthday. The first time I visited the British capital I [...]
Girlfriends can be a woman's best friends — until a man spikes the punch.
Opera in the blood
In a chest, an author finds a family lineage of devotion to opera — and the past comes alive.
Farewell to Drew
It's too bad pet turtles can't write because they get to see the wide acres of a human lifetime.
Four dogs and a fire
Coming home at night to a rural home can give the past a second wind, but let it be a short one.
At home with the McKenzies
Being anointed "cultural advisor" to 19 visiting American college students can make for a class of its own.
For the paranoid person, a relationship means opening a portal into a beautiful but terrifying world.
Goodbye to all that
The author bids a bittersweet farewell to her "accidental" vocation of Rome tour guide.