In: Love & Loss

September 14, 2019

santa fe/new mexico I contemplate the circular black standing Lasko fan’s whirring propeller jjjzjzjzjjjng as it vacillates toward my lavender louvre…

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November 24, 2018

santa fe/new mexico In the Southwest Reading Room at the Santa Fe Public Library, I sit in a heavy straight-backed Mission…

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April 27, 2018

santa fe/new mexico Boo has always let me go.  Not as in giving me permission, but in understanding I needed to…

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February 19, 2017

kengeri hobli/india On the first anniversary of my father’s death, I dream I telephone him. “Hello,” my Dad says on the…

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December 28, 2016

boulder/colorado It’s just after Christmas and Ann and I are sitting on her leather sofa in her home in Boulder, stretched…

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December 2, 2016

boulder/colorado My sister Ann and I are having a glass of Malbec after the Thanksgiving holiday in Boulder, reminiscing about Dad…

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September 1, 2016

varanasi/india Three weeks after my father dies, I travel to India on a pre-arranged contract to facilitate an English intensive camp…

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July 28, 2016

laguna woods/california I stayed with my father during his last six weeks, sleeping on the floor in the sad rental in…

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June 3, 2016

laguna hills/california While my Dad sleeps, I do yoga in his lamplit room, background sound the steady labor of his oxygen…

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