The company you keep

“You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me...

Too Sensitive?

Much of my early life resounded to refrains of “oh, you’re just too sensitive” or “why can’t you just get over it?” or “when are you going to grow a thicker skin?” For many years I didn’t have the vocabulary to...

The imperfection of creativity

As a creative working with other creatives, I really appreciate Ira Glass’s perspective on how it feels to inhabit such shoes. In fact, I laughed out aloud the first time I saw this innovative presentation of the creative process. Hope you enjoy it as...

Sharing a secret

I’ve been watching Patrick Melrose. Loosely based on his own life, the author Edward St. Aubym tells a gasp-worthy story of privileged dysfunctional families, child abuse, alcoholism and drug addiction, with threads of redemption surfacing occasionally. I’m...

Infidelity

I have great admiration for Esther Perel. A relationship therapist who doesn’t pull punches, she simply tells it like it is with confidence and poise. Her latest TED talk may catch the eye of the unfaithful but, as she says, it’s for anyone who has ever...