Commentaries & Essays

From Charlottesville With Love

Feb 9, 2018

One morning, as I drove down a narrow country lane in Charlottesville, I spotted an African-American boy, about eleven, perched on a bike. He sat in the middle of the road, precisely at the center of a blind curve.

Ten Tips For Getting Well

Feb 9, 2018

When you are sick, don’t watch the nightly news. If you do, in addition to your current illness, you will wind up developing an ulcer. Also, don’t view Stranger Things when you’re feverish. You will regret it, unless you are the sort of person who dropped LSD during college years.

While There Is Still Music

Dec 22, 2017

As we head into a new year, many of us will be looking for inspiration – to lose weight, add exercise or make other changes in our lives.

Seeing The Deadish

Dec 22, 2017

In this age of alternative facts, almost anything can be up for debate.  Take one obvious distinction – whether someone is dead or alive. 

Benedetta's Birthday

Oct 17, 2017
Deborah Prum

For many families, weekends are a time to catch up with relatives who live someplace else.