Tag: Northern Exposure

We all carry around so much pain in our hearts. Love and pain and beauty. They all seem to go together like one little tidy confusing package. It’s a messy business, life. It’s hard to

Marriage is the union of disparate elements. Male and female. Yin and yang. Proton and electron. What are we talking about here? Nothing less than the very tension that binds the universe. You see, when we look at marriage, people, we’re are looking at creation itself. “I am the sky,” says the Hindu bridegroom to

Dreams are postcards from our subconscious, inner self to outer self, right brain trying to cross that moat to the left. Too often they come back unread: “return to sender, addressee unknown.” That’s a shame because

Words are a heavy thing…they weigh you down. If birds talked, they couldn’t fly. —Sy Rosen and Christian Williams, Northern Exposure

George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping? —Jeff Melvoin, Northern Exposure, Bolt from the Blue, 1994

Rain usually makes me feel mellow: curl up in a corner time, slow down, smell the furniture. Today… it just makes me feel wet. What is it about owning things? Why do we feel the need to own what we love, and why do we become such jerks when we do? We’ve all been there, you

Well, you’re either lovers or you’re wanting to be lovers or you’re trying not to be lovers so you can be friends, but any way you look at it, sex is always

The law is not so much carved in stone as it is written in water, flowing in and out with the tide.
—Jeff Melvoin, Northern Exposure, Crime and Punishment, 1992

It’s funny, to me, the way people refer to childbirth as a miraculous event. A miracle is something that defies nature.  Only, childbirth has got to be the most natural thing in the world. Top three anyway.  But, on the other hand, when

You know that’s the nature of a family holiday, to make a single man feel disenfranchised. You’re made to feel like a hungry vagrant with

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