Thoughts & in this time of crisis.

On Journaling (PJ #5)

I have kept a handwritten daily journal for the past 8 years. Most mornings, I rise from disturbed nights with relief, make coffee, and sit at my desk to tame with syntax some frayed and tangled thread that dangles from the chaos of my consciousness. I’m writing in a crisp new black book now; I … Continue reading On Journaling (PJ #5)

Connection and Distance (4)

I went to Trader Joe’s on Sunday, the first time I’d seen real live humans in-person outside my house for ten days. I’d had to drive to Massachusetts to retrieve my child’s belongings so they would have what they needed to start school on Thursday, online, for the remainder of their senior year of high … Continue reading Connection and Distance (4)

A Pandemic Sonnet

I’ve been reading (and posting) a lot of poetry which I find to be salve for my suffering soul. I saw a friend’s recent Facebook post (McSweeney’s recent piece, “Famous Lines of Poetry Revised for the Age of Coronavirus” and was reminded of my long ignored pleasure in tweaking up others’ work to make something … Continue reading A Pandemic Sonnet


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