FRACTURED PLANS

I’m typing with one hand only – for the next six weeks. Up in Waterville Valley for a few days with son Sam and friend. Both strong minded 13 year-old boys essentially only children as far as home life goes. We have 3 days here together for this stint....

RECALCULATING

I have been working on the script a musical theater production. The Flower Lady is shorter in stature, older, with many children she’s raised; she speaks in a gruff, straightforward manner. The Queen who can’t have kids meets the Flower Lady who can remedy that with...

NOT ENOUGH

  I heard a minister on WGBH’s Sunday morning religious radio broadcast say, “Have we become a nation where those who have more than enough will not help those with not enough?” It takes some work for me to identify myself as an American when through...