communication

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Foreplay

  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 […]

What Can I Do?

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times over the years, “You’re too sensitive. Don’t get so upset. It’s not your problem. Mind your own business.” I don’t think I’m “too” anything. I think it’s completely appropriate to have strong emotions and voice them. And I’m not apologetic that when someone close to me is facing a […]

Long Distance Caregiving

In Atlanta, after Uncle Harold died, cousin Marty used to call Aunt Beaky every day. Her home was across town from his and still farther away after she moved to the Jewish Home for the Aged. I live in Asheville, North Carolina, which is almost a thousand miles from my mom in New York, so I followed Marty’s model of […]