Journey in Winter

I’m inspired by a great concert to write for the first time in a while. I published my thoughts on Medium here: For anyone who can’t access that, the full text follows. JOURNEY IN WINTER I know we are in for it when I see the dress. The whole topic … Continue Reading →

The desire to walk alone

Over the last couple of days my husband and I have hiked two short sections of the Pacific Coast Trail, which stretches from the desert of Southern California to the northern edge of Washington State. It’s a spectacular trail, traversing forests, meadows, lakes and streams, granite outcroppings, and breathtaking ridge … Continue Reading →


It’s a watershed moment. Right off an amazing gig. About to begin an epic vacation. Dealing with some large personal news. Continually battered by the random cruelty of political actions. Inspired, humbled, and shamed by a friend’s revelation. So before I take my leave of the Internet for a bit, … Continue Reading →

The long walk

While my friends were ending the world on stage at the War Memorial this afternoon, I was reenacting a different ancient ritual – not quite as venerable as that work based on the  Nibelungenlied, but more beloved in my small universe. After starting the day with some lovely folks, I … Continue Reading →


I’ve neglected this blog for quite a number of months, and there’s no excuse like the turn of the calendar year to recommit. So, welcome to 2018, everyone! Where are you as this year begins? I’d love to hear from you and know what’s up. Here’s what’s up with me. … Continue Reading →