To Milk a Cow

Not everyone was happy about the two new members of our commune. But I was. I was totally taken in by those big girls who picked their way carefully down the ramp from the cattle truck, their strangely delicate ankles hardly seeming strong enough to carry the weight…

Whitestone

… When I was growing up, my family never went anywhere; no vacations, no day trips, none of the adventures that “normal” families have. So when I was eight years old, and my parents told us they were taking us to the World’s Fair, I became so excited that even knowing we were going to a dump would not have upset me. …

Baby on Board

My newly-pregnant wife woke me at dawn to tell me she dreamt we were on a speedboat. It was brighter than the time, white day coming in slivers where the cats had pushed the curtains aside, and I summoned myself from sleep to listen…

Ensō

At the beginning of Luke Ossani’s yoga class, I am not entirely myself. I’ve somehow lost touch with half of me, the peaceful half, the part that keeps me from quitting adulthood, buying a one-way ticket to…

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