You made it back to Ballet Class

BALLET CLASS So. You finally made it back to Ballet Class. Listen. The Dancing Master is speaking. Her silver hair sparkles in the autumn light above Mount Tam. Listen. The Dancing Master is speaking. “You are in Ballet Class. Leave your children your lover and your family outside the studio. This class is for you.”…

The Great American Car Trip

“Of these adventures, Muse, daughter of Zeus, tell us in our time, lift the great song again.”  Homer’s Odyssey Sometime in 1986 Daddy explained to me the myth of The Journey of the Hero. It was the only six weeks I spent with my parents after leaving home when I was seventeen. My sister did not…

Off My Meds

REFLECTIONS ON A LIFE. LIVED. One bright afternoon in June of 1996 I took 20 milligrams of Paxil. After a drunk driving accident involving my 3 year old boy, perpetrated by his father, I walked into a clinic across the street from my local community college. After I talked to the doctor for about 10…

Pomegranate Seeds

I’ve knelt on the stone and eaten bread from the street with the oppressed classes and the opiated masses and all of their brothers marching feet…     Pomegranate Seeds daughter O daughter have you eaten have you eaten of the fruit from the world below? mother O mother I have wandered alone all night…

Candy From Strangers

“in working with individual subjects, special attention will be given to dis-associative states, which tend to accompany spontaneous ESP experiences. Such states can be induced or controlled to some extent with hypnosis and drugs…The data used in this study will be obtained from group ESP experiments which have yielded significant results, high scoring subjects from…