At the Door to a New World 1

  A threshold experience is when we’re “at the door to a new world.” To enter in is to encounter excitement, terror, magic, whimsy, wisdom, revelation, triumph, survival, comfort, anxiety, terror, bonding, wonder, enchantment. (Maria Tatar) We actively seek these threshold experiences when we enter a church, concert hall or theater; open a book; or […]

Nobody Does it Like I do 1

  I join the world, today, in mourning the loss of the extraordinarily talented and versatile actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman. His death hits close to home for several reasons. One, he is our homeboy, from Fairport, NY. And, anyone who has lost a family member or friend to the gravitational pull of addiction remembers the […]

The Visitation 1

  “I hope you don’t think your mother’s crazy.” Flowing tears, palpable across the miles, alerted me to lean in to the receiver, listen. “Your father thinks I’m crazy,” she laughed. “Maybe I am.” I waited. She let out a sigh, blew her nose. “What happened?” I asked. “When I was in the hospital I […]

Dreamwork? What’s That? 1

It’s not easy to define in a few words. Let me tell you a story.  “Where were you camping?” asked Lynn, our host at the King George Inn Bed and Breakfast. She filled the door to our room while she surveyed the suitcases and mound of Wegman’s shopping bags filled with shoes and books. “Asheville,” […]


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