Soul Mates: Bridging the Distance
Published 11/20/2013 at 11:16 a.m. 1 comment
It’s November, month of remembrance. In my church, the names of the dead are written on large pieces of poster board placed on the altar. By November 2nd, the boards are full.
Season's Greeting: Are We There Yet?
Published 10/23/2013 at 10:10 a.m. 0 comments
How can I be done when the light keeps gilding buildings and bridges and even bus shelters, turning the most utilitarian piles of brick and steel into instant monuments?
Attention Deficit: Following Instructions
Published 9/18/2013 at 11:37 a.m. 1 comment
I’m a fan of clear directions.
Baby, It's You: Good Things Come in Small Packages
Published 8/14/2013 at 10:43 a.m. 0 comments
It feels like a bona fide spiritual experience, as though in this Sunday morning hour I have traveled through a lifetime.
Sorrow’s Springs: Tracing the Tracks of Tears
Published 7/10/2013 at 10:58 a.m. 1 comment
I’m not a crier.
Icons Rock: The Hits Never Quit
Published 6/12/2013 at 10:16 a.m. 0 comments
Something’s wrong here. James Taylor isn’t supposed to be old. Neither are Carole King, or Paul McCartney, or heaven forbid, Mick Jagger. Rock ’n’ roll icons don’t age. It’s an axiom of life.
Sneak Preview: Reeling Through Life
Published 5/8/2013 at 11:17 a.m. 0 comments
There are those who believe that when you die, you will be required to watch a movie of your life. The whole story will be there, reel after reel projected on some celestial screen.
Year One: Tracking Grief's Learning Curve
Published 4/10/2013 at 10:59 a.m. 0 comments
A year ago at this time, I began to feel the earth shift under my feet. My cell phone rang in a hotel lobby, and I sat down on a leather bench and listened to my sister tell me that ...
Chopper Down: Hovering Over the Truth
Published 3/13/2013 at 11:00 a.m. 0 comments
So here’s a news flash. The latest research indicates that helicopter parents are doing their children a grave disservice.
Hard Times: It’s All relative
Published 2/13/2013 at 11:35 a.m. 0 comments
I am beset with a host of first-world problems, domestic disasters so trivial in the overall scheme of things that I am ashamed to list them, even to myself.
Published 1/9/2013 at 12:33 p.m. 0 comments
Eight days after Newtown, he told us that it would actually be a good thing to go to heaven. He had not been told of the event.
Family Tree: Sense Versus Sentiment
Published 12/5/2012 at 10:05 a.m. 0 comments
Maybe we’ll skip the tree this year. We won’t be home for Christmas, so really, what’s the point?
Write Your Mother: Savor the Season
Published 10/31/2012 at 10:25 a.m. 0 comments
When this column appears, my favorite month will be history. Pumpkins will vanish from front porches, and store windows will start to sprout the first plastic Santas and evergreen garlands. The light will shift from muted gold to the pallid ...
Clear Pictures: Taking the Long View
Published 10/3/2012 at 3:50 p.m. 0 comments
Two college students are talking outside my window. They are discussing their futures. “I’ll be an old man before that happens,“ says one. “I’ll be, like, 30.” His friend considers this. “Oh, you mean really old,” he says.
Wild Kingdom: Nature Comes Home
Published 9/5/2012 at 9:35 a.m. 0 comments
The general consensus is that the snake has gone.
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