We cry because we laughed and vice versa – thoughts about the unreal in performance

What is moving us now in this strange historical moment of lies and spectacle? What art speaks when kids are caged at the border and families get shot as they shop for back-to-school supplies at a Walmart? An American resident who is a journalist who gets murdered and dismembered in an embassy? What can get … Continue reading We cry because we laughed and vice versa – thoughts about the unreal in performance

New Story up at Isthmus Review

Friends -- did you ever start writing a story, that seemed to go swimmingly until.... the end? That's what happened with this short story that I kept on tweaking but couldn't find the right closure for, until .... i could. Enjoy. And then please take a look at the beautiful pieces in this issue.   … Continue reading New Story up at Isthmus Review

Too real: Bergdorf’s, New York, East Coast private schools and the sexual threat from E. Jean Carroll to Christine Blasey Ford (it really is as bad as it sounds)

Friends -- this is not my usual kind of post, but these are some thoughts I'd like to share nonetheless. This past Friday night, I watched E. Jean Carroll tell Lawrence O’Donnell her story of how Donald Trump raped her in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman. That story – like the story of Christine … Continue reading Too real: Bergdorf’s, New York, East Coast private schools and the sexual threat from E. Jean Carroll to Christine Blasey Ford (it really is as bad as it sounds)

Story time Sunday — May 12th 2019 — a list poem for Mother’s Day

Writing friends -- Samantha Udegrave and I have been talking about list poems in our class at Hugo House, and I thought I'd share a rough draft of a piece I just wrote this morning. Lists can be a powerful way to engage with difficult material, and I hope you'll use this draft as an … Continue reading Story time Sunday — May 12th 2019 — a list poem for Mother’s Day