communication


It Used to Be About Sex

Once upon a time my parents had to initiate the uncomfortable conversation. “Sweetheart, at this age your body is changing…the difference between girls and boys…if you have any questions we can talk again at another time, OK?” Yeah, it used to be our parents squirming in their seats and the conversation was about sexuality. Now the subject is more likely […]


Reaching Your Peak

  My plan this morning was to avoid electronics, so I brought a book and a print newsletter with me to the breakfast table. The first article to catch my attention in the AARP Bulletin was a feature interview with Arianna Huffington by Deidre Donahue. Ironic that her second interview question evoked this advice from the woman who is a […]


Foreplay 1

  Probably not the kind of foreplay you’re thinking about. The “foreplay” I participated in last night was an open, audience feedback rehearsal prior to the March 19 official debut of “Venus in Fur” at NC Stage Company’s intimate black box theater in downtown Asheville. The evening was exciting and there was sexual tension, but, alas, no one but the cast […]