Is It Funny?

“Is it funny?”he asks. This when I tell him I’ve written a one woman show. “It has elements of the ridiculous about it,” I hedge. Partly because I’m in the habit of slipping quotes from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice into...

The Sound of True Words Spoken

The sound of true words, surfacing from the deep, breaching like the whales I watched off the coast of Newfoundland. The oceans are vast but the great ones gather at the shoals to feed. I’ve seen them circle, open their mouths in unison to take in water, push it...

Rescue a Moment

Life is short and time flies.  One moment falls into another and after a while they all seem to blur together and before you know if you are looking back on a decade and asking, “Where did it go?” The way we organize our lives into a series of goals and...

History, Poetry, Truth

“Poetry is nearer to truth than history.” -Plato I’ve been watching the news as the United States and Russia arm wrestle for control of the narrative of what is happening in world events.  As someone who first trained as an historian, and went on to...