Questions Never Asked

Questions Never Asked

I’ve talked a lot about my parents. They’ve been gone four years, but it feels like only yesterday that they made their final exit. They flicker in an out of my consciousness like fireflies on a summer night. Random memories of good times and bad. My father, tending...
You Feel Me?

You Feel Me?

Recently, someone I know — a fellow screenwriter — more of an acquaintance, than a friend, told me that he believed I was an empath. At first, this threw me. I instantly envisioned myself seated at a round table, leading a séance, even though I know that a “medium” is...
Good Morning, Scar.

Good Morning, Scar.

I don’t normally check out my naked body in the mirror. Never have, really. Oddly, that had nothing to do with my not liking my body. I just never wanted to look too closely. These days, I’m peeking more, and longer, because I don’t want to forget what that jagged,...
OCD Is No Fun. And It’s Not Funny.

OCD Is No Fun. And It’s Not Funny.

Melvin Udall in As Good as It Gets. Adrian Monk in Monk. Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the Red Dragon series. The list of TV and film characters rendered particularly memorable by their peculiar quirks, mannerisms and tics, is long. In reality, the number of people suffering...

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