The Laws of Perspective

Commenting on the laws of perspective, Scottish author Ian Maclaren explained how a small thing right in front of you can block out the image of a much larger thing in the distance. A low hillside close to you can often hide the view of the Cascades miles away, so instead of focusing on the big picture, theContinue reading “The Laws of Perspective”

The Currency of Tears

In Nevada Barr’s novel, A Superior Death, Ms. Barr describes a tender encounter between the principal character, Anna Pigeon, and a diver named Hawk. “I’m sleeping on the Belle tonight,” she said. “Can I offer you a nightcap?” “Only if the night comes with it.” “It does.” They walked together, not touching, to the boat. Anna latchedContinue reading “The Currency of Tears”

The Doldrums

There are lovers who are lonely,beds full of dreamless bodies that toss and turnon each other,crying themselves into darkness,darkness taking over the moonlight,the sunlight falling way to rain. Their thoughts are dappled with ambivalence,bleeding hearts rimmed with emptiness,spilling everything that wasinto the nothingness of now,for they gave and lost themselves,and lost and gave and lostContinue reading “The Doldrums”

Voice of a Lifetime

Wish I had a name to address this letter to,that’s all I’ve wanted,your name, it’s been nine years,the night ended differently for both of us,it was such a strange sensation,some might call it an out of body experience,that whole weekend felt odd, Sundays usually are my days off,I worked a double that day,I remember everyContinue reading “Voice of a Lifetime”


Dreams are illustrations … from the book your soul is writing about you. Marsha Norman Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman is a playwright, screenwriter and novelist. She is the co-director of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at Juilliard. Needless to say, her expertise and accomplishments are extensive. In an adaptation of Frances HodgsonContinue reading “Daydreaming”

Into You

Emeril John Lagasse III is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, and cookbook author. We know him for his mastery of Creole and Cajun cuisine and for his self-developed New New Orleans style dishes. On his cooking shows he pioneered the catchphrases “Kick it up a notch!” and “Bam!” Ariana Grande follows Emeril’s suggestionContinue reading “Into You”