An American Elegy

“a reminder of how fragile and precious life is and how intimately connected we all are as human beings” —composer Frank Ticheli

The Call of the Trail: An Ode to Walking

When my mind is in tangles, I walk. Sometimes it seems that there can’t possibly be enough miles in front of me to sort through the cobwebs, the demons of doubt, the frustrations or sadness or fear that… Read More

Welcome Home, Cowboy Bob

When I was four years old, I asked everyone to call me “Cowboy Bob.” I can hear myself pausing indignantly and growling, “Don’t call me Lucy. Call me Cowboy Bob.” I cannot recall how long this phase lasted,… Read More