Archive for February 2012
My Fears Made Manifest
Last week I received a request from one of the chaplains at the nearby hospital to visit a woman suffering from what may well be the last stages of alcoholism. This was her fourth time in hospital in twelve months. I admit my heart sank. Although I am part of a fellowship that understands helping…Read More
Bookbound has an article about my upcoming reading at the Musehouse Center for the Literary Arts in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia on Saturday, Feb. 18th. I think the writer, Nicolette Milholin, did a fine job with it. You can read it here. Hope some of you can make it to the reading!Read More
The Neighbor as "The Other"
One afternoon some years ago when I lived in the French Alps, I was driving home with my friend Joan, a Liverpudlian (or ‘Scouser’ as she proudly called herself) who lived in the hamlet below my house, which was farther up the mountain. We had been for lunch in nearby Annecy, a medieval town of…Read More