A Brief History of My Voice

A Brief History of My Voice

Since January, I’ve been doing a lot of singing and exploring what it means to sing, speak, and write in our natural voices. I wonder how much real freedom our voices get and the extent to which they are distorted by the culture at large and the media through which we...
A Little Solstice Story

A Little Solstice Story

Dear friends, The other day, coming down the steps of the subway, I saw a homeless man who was sitting by a pillar with a sign. He had been crying and he was trying to compose himself as people streamed down the escalator. My heart was caught by the sight of him in...
Serious Laughs

Serious Laughs

Last week I went to a humor workshop at the Toronto Storytelling Festival, given by Alan Shain who is a standup comedian and storyteller with cerebral palsy. Shain has a serious gift for flipping heavy subjects on their backsides. As somebody who labors to speak and...
Recipes for Holiday Happiness

Recipes for Holiday Happiness

I found the “Recipe for Holiday Unhappiness” cartoon (below) in my archive and it gave me a chuckle so I thought I’d share it. (All still so true!) It’s followed by a real (and delicious!) recipe for savory cookies that I found in the Toronto...
Disengagement

Disengagement

Disengagement. It almost sounds like a dirty word in this day and age. With all the problems that we’re facing in the world, why would anyone want to unplug, step back, and stop running after whatever it is we’re running for? I once had this dream that...

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