there’s a ghost haunting the campus.  friends are discussing the latest victim.  the ghost always wants the same thing, but you have to stay sane through it all or he’ll just keep coming back.  i’m curious about what it wants.  my friends explain and  i volunteer as tribute.  “so this ghost guy is going to […]

running to class.  taking a shortcut i remember like muscle memory in this UK city.  i go into a building and take a narrow winding stone staircase up to a bridge that will bring me across the street to the second level of another building.  but this bridge is freaking ancient.  the sides have mostly […]

walking through knee deep water.  there is no end to it, water on all sides.  we are walking to a water tower.  the giant round storage bulb on the top of the hydropillar is painted with caricatures of my family members.  there is a space for me left blank.  my aunt is chastising me for […]

“Have you seen Madame Beauvoir?” she asks in the white hallway.  “I have not,” I admit.  She says it’s very good and I need to see it. “Have you seen any Danny Elfman movies?” I ask her.  She hasn’t.  “Oh, he directs all kinds of gay artsy and absurd movies. You should check him out,” […]

hiking in a national park near a state college campus, i come across a canyon.  a circle of waterfalls rushing into the center, a small pile of mossy stone islands in the center. superimposed on the waterfalls are yellow subtitles in japanese.  they say how tall each section of the falls are and how fast […]

i go to the movie theater and watch a film narrated by steven with his boston accent.  it has taken the country by storm and is more of a powerpoint presentation than a movie.  you can purchase worksheets to follow along.  the entire thing is a meditation on a particular plant in bloom.  its petals […]