Beyond Words

Eccentricity, anyone?

July 2016 by Marshall Chapman Back in the 1980s, my best friend was Diana Haig. A Sarah Lawrence graduate who’d recently migrated to Nashville from the punk rock scene in New York City, Dian...

Remembering Aunt Susan . . .

By Marshall Chapman / May 2016 Everybody has a favorite aunt, right? Mine was Aunt Susan. My father had four younger brothers, and Aunt Susan married the next-to-youngest, whose name was Joe. Joe a...

BeyondWords: Glasses dilemma …

by Marshall Chapman Photography by Anthony Scarlati “Where’re my glasses?” Photograph by Anthony Scarlati It’s embarrassing how many times I have asked that question. Sometimes rhetorically. ...

Beyond Words: Huh…

By Marshall Chapman My mother once told me the following story about memory loss or whatever it is that causes funny things to happen as we age. She had driven to Aunt Liz's house. She was in her late eig...

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