When in doubt, dance

I confess, I don’t do well in pandemics. I wish I did. I wish I could be like people who describe self quarantine and social distancing as “boring” and therefore consume their days power washing their houses, studying obscure languages, or cooking six course meals. I wish I had the emotional energy to spend the […]

Jerusalem’s Theater in the Rough

Jerusalem’s Theater in the Rough and JET, Jerusalem English Theater, will be hosting a virtual reading of my play, Paradise, on Monday, April 6, at 1 pm EST and 8 pm IST on Zoom and Facebook Live. I will be reading with actor CB Davies, JET’s founder, with a Q and A to follow. Be […]

Walking and Chewing Gum

I don’t chew gum, but I say I do when asked how I can write and maintain a full time teaching position. “I can walk and chew gum at the same time.” I had never envisioned myself teaching. As an undergraduate and later graduate MFA student at a well-respected university, I envisioned myself “working in […]

Running to the Fire

I’ve been thinking about fear and courage in recent days of self quarantines, panic shopping, and the overall suspension of museums, Broadway, movie theaters, restaurants, jobs, and the human embrace.   I look at medical professionals on the front lines of this crisis and am awed by their courage. My parents, who are both medical […]