December 5, 2019 It has been a long time since I wrote about my August trip to Scotland and, suddenly, it is December. This year has seemed both to be endless and to flash by.  The world in the midst of the largest refugee crisis since World War II; the climate crisis is accelerating and […]


We just visited old friends in Scotland. We’ve known Frank since 1974. He is 79 now and has had a stroke. He and his wife Frances are both psychologists like Jim and I.  One afternoon Frances and I walked along the Firth of Forth below the Ochils Hills. Cloud and light patterned the green pastures […]


I haven’t written about Trump’s zero tolerance policies and the locking up of families on our southern border. It’s been too painful to contemplate, let alone articulate. As a friend to newcomers for many decades, I know people like the people who are now being treated so inhumanely. I’ve shared meals with them, played with […]

June 20th

Sara and I just sent our draft of the new content in the update of Reviving Ophelia off to our agent and other readers. We eagerly await their feedback. In July, we will be together and finish the manuscript. It’s been inspirational and fun to work on a project so important to us both.  Meanwhile, a thrush […]

Cuban Exhibit

Today I went to the Sheldon Museum of Art to see two photography shows on Cuba. One was Roberto Salas: Pictures from the Revolution and the other was Michael Eastman’s Havana. Salas was a trusted friend of Fidel’s and photographed him in the mountains during the revolution, at the United Nations in 1960, and as […]