Making Me Understand: “For All the Sad Rain,” by Patricia Goedicke

(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.) The bar mitzvah weekend passed in the blink of an eye. All of our preparation paid off and absolutely nothing that mattered was amiss. The tidal … Continue reading Making Me Understand: “For All the Sad Rain,” by Patricia Goedicke

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