May 25, 2024

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Burning
May 24, 2024

We are burning up our lives. My guy said that to our group before I knew he was my guy. We were all barely hanging on drug fiends, barely had the shit out of us, and he said it straight.…

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From Both Ends
May 24, 2024

It might have been in the early days of my EST Training (remember the Erhardt Seminar Trainings? were you ever a part of that provocative craze?) that Werner himself said something to the effect that "you want to live your…

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In Gratitude to Yoga
May 24, 2024

(The prompt didn't resonate for me today, so I decided to write about something that did) I began to do the physical practice of yoga many years ago in my early 30's. It was sporadic at first, a class here…

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May 24, 2024

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Strengths and weaknesses
May 24, 2024

I'm puzzling over problems that need to be solved before we can “lock” our documentary about entrepreneurs Kenji met during the months he stayed at a hacker house in Silicon Valley. $40 a night, 8 bunks to a bedroom in…

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Burning Up Our Lives
May 24, 2024

I was once a smoker. Yes, yes, I realize. My head is bowed in shame. I know it’s as though I just said “I was an ax-murderer” or “I once drowned puppies for fun.” Thus, although it’s a confession that…

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Burning Up Her Life
May 24, 2024

Whenever Nora found herself sloped against Derek’s body, sleepy and sated, she’d try to puzzle out her intentions in these intimate interactions. “It’s so easy to forget what I came for,” she’d think. “Well, except for the obvious thing–I came…

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Wearing the white
May 23, 2024

In my earliest memories of Mother’s Day, my father would buy corsages for my mother and two sisters to wear to church that day. Red for my sisters, and white for Mama. I didn’t get a red one to wear…

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Exile
May 23, 2024

If Marla could put to words the problem with her life, she'd describe the decisions she'd made that took her far, far away from who she really wanted to be. She'd be honest, especially to her closest friend Jenn, and…

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A life lived in exile
May 23, 2024

A life lived in exile My many cousins and I didn't know each other until I was in 4th grade and my parents moved back home, to a Massachusetts factory town. One cousin was in that 4th grade class already.…

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Slamming the Door
May 23, 2024

I remember Momma....a nice collection of Scandinavian stories put into a movie or two and even a Broadway show....i believe Liv Ullman or others with blonde hair and great acting talent played momma...Peggy Wood? ANYWAY...i remember Momma too....but the living…

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