don’t lie to metell me something true’cause i’m only freewhen i look at YouYou look so good it hurtsand Love, i come undone.don’t paint my facei need to see the scarsso i don’t forgetthe back of my Tutor’s arm’cause i just can’t keep it straightwhich kills and which one saves’cause the truth is i need … More Medication


We were guests tonight at a dinner party/birthday party/commune meeting (don’t ask) for a friend who had the audacity to turn 30 (thirty! Who are these people, born after 1977???) this week. It was great fun, and the conversation rich– if not occasionally interrupted by one of the many (we have nine between us) children … More Favorites

Old Blog

It was Almost Dead. Almost. Absolutely Nearly. You have No Idea how close I came to shutting down this blog just a few days ago. Yep. I’d had it. And so, I would imagine, had you, O Reader, if you come to this place with any regularity at all. If you’ve come poking your electronic … More Old Blog

New Blog

So I’m contributing to a new blog. It’s called Mommy Blog: Thoughts from the Trenches, and was conceived by my friend Daniele. She’s invited a number of us to contribute, and I’ve got one thing in there, something you, O Reader, may have read before because I didn’t have the mental wherewithal to create something … More New Blog

Isaiah and Paul

When I came, why was there no one?When I called, why was there no one to answer?Was my arm too short to ransom you? Do I lack the strength to rescue you?Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced.Therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know I will not … More Isaiah and Paul


My friend Nat likes to make fun of me from time to time. Not a lot. And not unkindly. It’s just that he is amused by some things about me, like my opinion of Sting, for example. And the opinion I Once Held about Lionel Richie (no one should be held accountable for things one … More Tomayto-tomahto


The thing about the ocean, maybe, is its limitlessness. At the water’s edge it extends away from us on three sides, uninterrupted by landmark or construction. Well, maybe a fishing trawler sits for awhile in the blue or, if we’re lucky, a sailboat picks its white way across the horizon. But these are both notable … More Ocean