My Father is Immortal

Three years ago today, my father died. He was 96. I wrote this piece about him when he was 91. I gave it to him and he liked it. Of course I never believed my father would die, so: My Father is Immortal. I am falling asleep on his lap, in the warmth and safety […] Read More

Senior Moment

My play “Senior Moment” opens with Young Louis professing his love to Young Dorothy. She’s off in the distance though, and we’re not sure if she can hear him. They are dressed for Senior Prom, circa 1950s: YOUNG LOUIS: I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!! When I look at you, my eyes and heart are clear. When you […] Read More

Monkey Wishes

I see a howler monkey in Costa Rica and I remember how I wanted one so, so badly when I was twelve. My sister Annie and her new husband Al were living in Panama City then, and she had come home for a visit, and told us that kids in Panama had monkeys as pets. […] Read More

From “Get a Job”

This is a monologue from a play I’m working on: I’m a people person. I like people. I do. I just really like people. All kinds of people. I get along…well…with all kinds of people. One minute I’m talking to this kind of person, next minute I’m talking to that kind of person. I just […] Read More