What am I doing in South Africa? I keep getting this question, from many people. And sometimes from myself.  The truth is, I don’t exactly know.  The truth is, that it is somehow, inexplicably, home.  And the truth is that, at least for right now, it’s where I belong. When I returned from South Africa:the dream trip, […]


    I’ve just returned from a trip – one I knew would be a big one.  How big, however, I had no idea.  In just under a month, South Africa won my heart – the land, the sky, the creatures and the people.  All of it.  I don’t think there is anyway I could […]


It was that time again. She knew it. Things were shifting, and she could feel it. While all she wanted to do was maintain the status quo, to keep everything just as it was, to be normal – whatever that meant, it just wasn’t the way things were headed. She could tell, the winds were […]


      When will we, collectively, or perhaps in small groups and especially when we are all alone, remember?   When will we, human beings, bundled into various packaging and always covering ourselves with ornate decoration, recall?   When will we, suddenly, or maybe gradually, over time and with great devotion to our hearts, […]


      A confession – one that may not come as a surprise to you.  I’m a big Shiny Object girl.  Always seeing what’s new and glittery and dropping what’s in my hand in a heartbeat to go and check out the next thing. And contrary to what many believe, there’s nothing wrong with […]


          I just wrote a rather good and powerful piece about Dylan Farrow and Woody Allen, about the young man who was stopped and frisked and paid a huge price for wearing a scarf on his face in sub-freezing weather, about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, and about how being normal doesn’t […]