[ Alice Pretending ]

Slip in through a hole Where the moon don’t shine Spent too long trying To make him mine Kept on running But I fell behind Butterfly, better fly away this time Alice Pretending began as a response—inspired, in part, by the Serena Ryder album Is It O.K. It ended up as a question: Who Are […]

Me, A Name I Call Myself

“What’s your word?” Giulio asks Liz in the book Eat, Pray, Love. They’ve been talking about words associated with cities… Giulio said, “Maybe you and Rome just have different words.” “What do you mean?” …“Don’t you know that the secret to understanding a city and its people is to learn – what is the word […]

Making It So

“Make it so,” is the often-heard directive from Captain Jean Luc Picard on the Star Trek series The Next Generation, and I am more and more inclined to make it my own. This week marks my 45th anniversary here on planet Earth. If you’re anywhere near my age, you know this feeling: things are beginning […]

Letter to a Friend at 45

I can tell you that I am happy in this life. I work for myself, answer to no one, come and go as I please. I wander the rooms of my world and find god and magic in the corners. I have good friends, good connections, an active creative life. I eat well, dream often, […]