Walking the Dog at 2a.m.

My neighbor typed me a letter in a large font and left it under a rock in my driveway. Maybe he saw me running out in my pajamas and scolding my dog for barking in the middle of the night and didn’t want to disturb me. It feels like a note from a he. But […]


A friend (Wendell Field) of one of my artist friends (Ben Roth), once shared a story about being in India. A group of five travelers changed their trekking plans and ended up with an unscheduled village stop. An Indian man stood at his gate as they approached and invited them in. The man said he’d been waiting for their […]

A Wasp Bath

I watched a wasp clean itself this morning. Lately I’ve become curious about creatures and natural processes that we humans tend to avoid. We turn from, even swat, those entities we’ve learned to fear. Perhaps we’ve missed out on much. We all get stung, no matter our attempts to avoid pain. But we do it—we […]