Making Me Understand: “The Waiting,” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

(Making Me Understand is an occasional blog feature where I analyze, in brief or at length, what a particular work of art or an artist means to me right now.) I’ve been at the periodic scans thing for a while now. This November will mark four years since metastatic melanoma last troubled me. I have … Continue reading Making Me Understand: “The Waiting,” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Summer torpor

School’s out. The kids’ final report cards came in the mail… but they weren’t here to receive them. Last week, we dropped them off at camp for three and a half weeks. It is our summer vacation. Even though it’s the third summer in a row they’re gone, the sudden silence that descends over the … Continue reading Summer torpor