Intense, Vivid, Saturated

Note:  I was asked to give the toast at my 20 year reunion at Lawrence University this past weekend.  People seemed to enjoy it, so I’ve reprinted the text below.   It’s always so magical to get back here and grapple with the simultaneous reality of permanence and change.  I am always happy to beContinue reading “Intense, Vivid, Saturated”

They say you can’t go back

The following is written as a birthday gift to my dear friend, Sara (Juni) Vacek.  She hates this picture, but it’s one of my favorites. — Earlier this month I was, happily, forced to examine the question:  Can you go back?  It all began when my college friend, Sara, arrived on the train from St.Continue reading “They say you can’t go back”