Tag: Tom Stoppard

A Writer's Voice

Driving through the city in the rain, listening to Tom Waits’s Blue Valentine, I thought, that voice–no one sounds quite like him. Critic Daniel Durchholz described Tom’s singing as sounding “like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse… Continue Reading “A Writer's Voice”

A Writer’s Voice

Driving through the city in the rain, listening to Tom Waits’s Blue Valentine, I thought, that voice–no one sounds quite like him. Critic Daniel Durchholz described Tom’s singing as sounding “like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse… Continue Reading “A Writer’s Voice”

"Before we know the words for it…"

Stop the words now. Open the window in the center of your chest, and let the spirits fly in and out. –Rumi Friends laugh when I tell them that this is my favorite Rumi verse. Aren’t words the tools of my trade? Yes and… Continue Reading “"Before we know the words for it…"”

“Before we know the words for it…”

Stop the words now. Open the window in the center of your chest, and let the spirits fly in and out. –Rumi Friends laugh when I tell them that this is my favorite Rumi verse. Aren’t words the tools of my trade? Yes and… Continue Reading ““Before we know the words for it…””