Victims and Volunteers

Over the weekend, my partner and I talked about having another baby. For us, right now is an exceptionally difficult time to intentionally disrupt the balance. But talking through future plans drew my attention to the notion of control. That is, what we are and aren’t in control of. Deepak Chopra, whose many books I’ve […]

Love song

I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass. My tongue, every atom of my blood, form’d from this soil, this air, Born […]

A voice in the void

It was a brilliant spring morning, the kind where the air is chilled and smells of snow, but the sun is intense. The inches-thick ice in my driveway was running with water. Measuring each step, I swung open the weathered wooden gate out back to let a little rental car in, trusting that it wouldn’t […]

Tripping up

Yesterday, through a trick of acoustics, I thought I heard the baby crawling in the kitchen. The kitchen features a door that leads to the basement stairs, and we keep the door open there, so that the dog can go down at her leisure and access her bowl and things there. So when I thought […]