I quit drinking four years ago. I'd made the decision on a sunny day in Manhattan, and then four days later the world as I knew it fell apart. I don't think there's anything weird or coincidental about that. I think the Universe was giving me a head start on a new life. Alcohol had … Continue reading 1460


Four years ago, the man I was married to decided to leave. Without going into the specifics of the depths of that particular hell, I will say that it scared the shit out of me. Everything I believed to be true was turned upside down and inside out. And I mean everything. I had spent half my … Continue reading Fear

The Juggler

I went to a Cirque du Soleil performance tonight with my daughter, and there was a juggler who performed. He was backed by xylophone-playing "crocodiles," a tuba-playing wrestler, and a couple of your standard drummers - although we all know drummers are anything but standard, don't we? Anyway, the juggler started off with three pins, … Continue reading The Juggler


How do you apologize if you've completely screwed up? Honestly, you may have done the kind of damage that is irrevocable. You may have done something that hurt someone so badly there's nothing that will take away their pain. But the old adage "actions speak louder than words" means something where apologies are concerned, and … Continue reading Apologies