A BIRTHING

A BIRTHING

It feels like I’m in premature labor after a four-year gestation period. Contractions began last Monday when forty printed books were left on my doorstep one month earlier than expected via UPS delivery. The next day, BURNING WOMAN became available on Audible ahead of...
FULL CIRCLE

FULL CIRCLE

Our daughter, son-in-law and silver lab are coming for Christmas! It’s a lovely surprise. At the last minute they cancelled their holiday visit with my grandson in Heidelberg due to the Omicron surge. Tom and I planned a quiet day, just the two of us, having honored...
LIFE IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC

LIFE IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC

  It’s been four months…or five? Is that possible? I have lost my sense of time, of past, present and future. Actually, it’s “future” that’s gone missing. I can’t seem to plan ahead. Yeah, I can schedule phone sessions with my clients, think about what’s in...
PORTALS

PORTALS

  The day after Christmas, in search of medieval ruins and a good hike, Tom and I drove an hour from Le Broc to Chateauneuf, one of many medieval villages scattered across the foothills above the Mediterranean Coast. They’re so numerous that at night their lights...
ORDEAL

ORDEAL

            I sensed early on that living in a medieval village for two months in the South of France, writing the second draft of my memoir, would be an initiation. I could feel it beginning long before Tom and I drove to San Francisco, and boarded our flight to...