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Travels and Reflection in the Midst of Crisis -- A 9/11 Reflection

(10) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 11:20 AM

We know not through our intellect, but through our experience. ~ Merleau-Ponty

On the occasion of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I am revisiting my thoughts on the diversity of responses to public tragedies; whether disbelief, anger, fear or ambivalence, they are beautifully reflective of our humanity. I did...

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Cracking Up

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 3:40 PM

"Even the gods love jokes." -- Plato

I recently came across an old family photo, from an afternoon picnic in Vermont. My mother, brothers, sister and I are posing for the camera. I can't be older than 10. In the picture, everyone is smiling, including me. In fact, my grin...

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(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 2:45 PM

Last week, I went to see a one-man show at a private arts club. In the midst of his monologue, the performer stopped himself and said, "What would you do if you woke up in the morning and knew you were going to die?"

I sat up. Now that's...

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Only Connect

(1) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 12:05 PM

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
--Oscar Wilde

The other day, I was telling my friend S about one of the more entertaining break-up conversations I'd had. This was a long time ago, when I was dating D, a younger man who had first approached me...

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Let Go and Let... ?

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 1:50 PM

Nearly two years ago, in February, I saw Prince in concert at Madison Square Garden. I went alone and enjoyed feeling part of the collective, the whole audience intoxicated by his performance. At the end of "Purple Rain" he yelled, "Let go and let God, people!"

I've heard the...

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Dream On: An Ode to Donna Summer

(31) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 6:55 PM

Ever since I was a child, my wildest dreams have always involved some kind of performance. Can I just be a rock star already? I remember thinking as young as 4 years old. Trouble is, I'm not musically inclined. After a night of karaoke, my cousin joked, "Suzie, your agent...

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