Hunger

I’ve been thinking about aromas. When I was in college, the popular scent was patchouli. You could smell it in classrooms, dorms, practice rooms, the library…pretty much everywhere. I could never understand why women liked it. To me, it smelled like dirt. And not that fresh soil smell that rises into the air after a … More Hunger

Sweet Nostalgia

Let’s talk about bonbons. Ice cream bonbons, to be exact. We never had them at home when I was growing up. But when my parents took us to the movies, there was always a box to be shared in the dark, before the feature even started. Those chocolate covered frozen treats were both seductive and … More Sweet Nostalgia

Wrong Way

Have you ever found yourself heading in the wrong direction down a one-way street? That happened to my mother when she was driving me to a late rehearsal in Manhattan. It was the first rehearsal, and she was unsure of the best route to our destination, so she made a wrong turn. I was nine, … More Wrong Way