On Chesil Beach

Photo by Pablo Guerrero on Unsplash Spoiler Alert: As usual, I give it all away! Last night we watched On Chesil Beach. Florence and Edward are two high-achieving young people who fall in love in 1962 when it wasn’t unusual to put off sex until marriage. Early in the...

Losing my Sister

Photo by Victoria Rodriguez on Unsplash My sister is turning 60 today, if she’s still alive. Either way, she’s beyond my reach. Even in these days of Internet access to anyone, anywhere. The last time I spoke to her, I was about 30, so she would have been 33 or 34. I...

Film Stars don’t Die in Liverpool

  Photo by Jad Limcaco on Unsplash (Spoiler alert—I can’t write about my experience of the film without giving away the key plot points.) Last night Bob and I watched Film Stars don’t Die in Liverpool. From the preview, we knew it was an older woman/younger man...

The Weight of Grief

To me, this sculpture, “Rising Cairn,” by Celeste Roberge captures grief —when you feel doubled over in pain, and so weighted-down you can’t move. Apparently, it isn’t what the artist had in mind, but the language of the link tells me I’m not...

Running for Abuse Survivors

  Photo by James Chou on Unsplash Here’s an inspiring story from Runner’s World: https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a22663057/christian-griffith-cross-country-run-inspire-sex-abuse-survivors/ I started running in high school and have always done some sort of...