To the Dying Man in Playa de Coco

While on vacation with my family and my sister’s family in Costa Rica, this experience happened. I said a prayer for this man, and that prayer slept through the night and today woke to me as a poem We picked up a passerby as we left the beachThat was yesterdayI could not see him Thin man asContinue reading “To the Dying Man in Playa de Coco”

Winds of Provence

While in the south of France, we’re renting a flat in Aix-en-Provence. Much to our dismay, Aix feels like any small city anywhere but French. During our stroll around town we appreciated the quaint and historic mix that seems to be a European speciality: ancient city blocks and metro shops… it rings familiar…  I think Italy spoiledContinue reading “Winds of Provence”

Benvenuto in Venizio

AM: Artist Colony We sat around our friend’s apartment eating pizza bites, olives and sparkling water this afternoon. The window shutters opened into the room inviting the air from the stone alleyway below, and distant din from the streets.  Starkly missing was the sound of traffic, as there are no cars in Venice. The room was filledContinue reading “Benvenuto in Venizio”