it’s a hospital but it’s also a msytery school.  i’ve been asked to sort through and file magical diagrams. it’s not what i want to be doing, i want to be DOING THE MAGIC. the dog has left the room and so i do the same. i am outside, within the walls of the kingdom, […]

hiking alone at night over frozen snow.  when i reach my destination (a place where the starlight makes the snow glow blue-white) i look up to see the star in a moonless sky.  i find it easily, burning much brighter than any other star. i see it oscillating up there and remember my history lesson. […]

folding newspaper strips into chain lace for our wedding. the way mom used to do with wrigley gum wrappers. bringing my fiancée to  see my hometown which is all indoors like a giant mall. my mother is supportive but the community is not.  they pass me around the school gymnasium on a chair made of […]

Rod and Todd Flanders from The Simpsons have a plan.  they go up to the farmer on his tractor (a normal guy in a natural landscape, not a cartoon like them) and they ask him to help them with their taxes.  they claim it’s just too difficult for them.  the farmer looks at the binder […]