Archive for June, 2013

Originally written as a short story, “Anaconda” became a chapter in Bright Angel Time, my first novel.  I wrote it a long time ago and hadn’t looked back until I had the lovely chance to hear “Anaconda” read by Lindsay Crouse.  She read it to an audience at The Getty Center in Los Angeles and […]


This was a happy day.  Four little girls running around with hundreds and hundreds of sheep, across the Scottish moors on the island of Colonsay.  We were living there.  I was three years old.  All my father wanted was to catch and hold one of those little lambs.  He succeed, clearly.  My mother caught it […]


I’ve been given many reasons to ponder the nature of friendship these past months — a most cherished value, to be a good friend.  I certainly haven’t come up with anything new or profound, but this song, Sonya Alone, heard at Dave Malloy’s exhilarating electropop opera, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, says everything I feel […]