Have issues traveling with friends? Read this fine flash fiction piece by Mardi Louisell: "Any Friend of My Friend" a very short story about the imagined (and real) hurdles in traveling with friends.
" I can see that, to pick a restaurant, we’d need a first-rate group therapist with skills in facilitation, clarification, and termination."
My review of Alice McDermott’s Someone. “To read this novel is to feel the wonder of life anew and to become, however, momentarily, a better person.” http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/someone
“Even siblings we don’t see, who live differently from us, who move in their own world, may be shoring up our lives, our sense of family, our feeling of being at home in the world without our knowing it.”
Two years ago, in March, my younger brother died, quite unexpectedly. He’d been my only sibling and, both of our parents being gone, the only other person left from our original family. His daughter had asked my daughter to tell me the news. “Mom?” she…Continue
"There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time." Jane Austen
I met him in graduate school during the early sixties, the kind of smart, studious young man I‘d always been drawn to but never managed to date. He said “oops” a lot and was so funny that being in his company felt like having childhood for the first time. He knew music, wrote poetry in a serious way, and was, in my eyes, the smartest person in our circle. We only saw each other in a group or in a…Continue