Archive | January 2014

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What the La Brea Tar Pits taught me about forgiveness

My son, he’s five, wants to be a paleontologist. What five-year-old boy doesn’t dig dinosaurs? Actually, he revised his ideal job description to be a paleontologist-artist, and I might have been a little overjoyed about the artist part, but I tried hard not to let on. Anyhow, he asked to go on a dinosaur dig. […]

The kind of person who makes you question Leonard Cohen

I have a friend, a beautiful, soulful, hungry, hugely talented friend who puts her brokenness out there between us like a challenge. Can I love her, wounds and all? Can I see the breaks and the fissures and the canyons currently hidden from view and not run the other direction? Can I sit quietly with […]