Wondering How to Transform Doubt

Wondering How to Transform Doubt

A wise man told me doubt kills. It’s a miracle, then, that some of us are still alive. I thought about this last night during an unexpected visit with Katharine Hepburn being interviewed by Barbara Walters. They dropped by via the VCR out of an old stack of videocassettes I keep for emergency TV. You […]

Daring to Know What You Want

Daring to Know What You Want

A gorgeous woman in her mid-twenties leaned toward me, the look on her face an invitation to conspiracy. “What I want,” she said, as though the words themselves were dangerous, “is to know what I want.” She proceeded to list all the things she did not want, including her secretarial job, being fifteen pounds “too […]

How to Succeed in Hard Times

How to Succeed in Hard Times

An old friend called from the East Coast yesterday to tell me times are hard. “I can’t get anywhere,” Ken said. “I think they made up that phrase ‘dime a dozen’ just to describe writers in New York.” Then he told me he had a story stuck in his computer that was a spell check […]