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The Night Train

It’s coming.  That birthday.  The one that means I actually have to be a grownup. The best possible way to celebrate such a birthday would be to run away with the circus.  As a close second, I’m dusting off a writer’s romantic dream: my notebook and I will be catching the night train to Venice. … Continue reading

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In the Moment

Have you ever had the feeling that you are exactly where you should be in life, doing exactly what you should be doing? It’s a rare enough feeling with me, but one that occasionally strikes with the force of a reassuring lightning bolt. It came to me clearly as I sat on a shaded bench … Continue reading

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Traveling Lines

The sun woke me just before six.  We couldn’t figure out how to open the blinds, but somehow a little patch of flickering light appeared, playing over my eyes.  I thought about going back to sleep but then I thought how seldom I get to travel on a conveyance with a club car, where I … Continue reading