Words into Letters

You are going to feel like hell if you never write the stuff that is tugging on the sleeves in your heart….That is really all you have to offer us, and it’s why you were born.  — Anne Lamott

There’s a Pianist in My Hands

There’s a Pianist in My Hands

I feel her… disciplined and precise. Hands that glide effortlessly across Ivory, up to ebony, and back again.   I have no such musical mastery.   Elevating notes and chords, tension and tempo …offering an otherworldly rescue From the crowded conversations...

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Grief and Grace

Grief and Grace

The Three Sisters, Oregon I’m lucky to have many decades-long relationships with women from Michigan to California. Wishing you many sisters-of-choice – soul-sisters – those you share your heart-felt intimacies with. Relationships sustained with a seemingly endless...

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With Each Breath

With Each Breath

The Sh’ma is the centerpiece of Jewish prayer. As Rabbi David Cooper wrote years ago, “God is a Verb.”  Breathing is an act of prayer…  With Each Breath שְׁמַע Sh'ma “Hear”   Hear …the beating of my heart, the breath of a lover, hear the ocean pound, the hummingbird...

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