Familial Strangers

My mother died 3 days after her 75th birthday. As I look at my calendar, I realize she died a month ago today. My relationship with her was difficult, fraught with emotional landmines and potholes. In more ways than she would acknowledge, we were strangers. Tomorrow, I will find myself flying to California to attend … Continue reading Familial Strangers


And Time Stood Still

Ed. Note: Originally written January 20th, 2016.  David Bowie's music and influence has been a part of my life in some way since I was 11 years old. When I was a kid, he was bigger than life and inspiring at the same time. I remember seeing him on TV with Marc Bolan, Lou Reed and Iggy … Continue reading And Time Stood Still