The Third Person in the Room


Entering the tenth decade of my life, I retired after fifty years of law practice, the last thirty as a mediator. That gave me the opportunity to look back on my professional and personal life and crystallize the insights and knowledge gained.

This site is my opportunity to share stories written during that time, some of which I read on the air at WVXU FM, Cincinnati’s public radio station, during the mid-1990s and early 2000s. I recently compiled them into a book, “The Third Person in the Room: Stories of Relationships at a Turning Point.”


Tuesday, March 24, 6:00 p.m.: Bea will discuss relationships at a turning point at the downtown branch of the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Public Library. You may hear a story or two that resonates with you; you may wish to share your own stories about turning points in your life. Join her for an evening of conversation and listening, as Bea reads some of her essays.

You can get an e-book or paperback of “The Third Person in the Room” on Hardcover copies can be purchased at:

Thank you.