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. […]

in a house, staring out the window at the most beautiful trees i have ever seen.  fire trees.  they look like living menorahs (with 5 flames instead of 7).  each flame, a huge orange-to-yellow leaf standing on end and glowing in the setting sun.  i ask john how he could ever live anywhere else, this […]

talking to a friend in my living room while my husband dries off after a shower in the bathroom.  i need to get something in there so i squeeze past him as he’s wrapping the towel around his waist, reach for the item and return to the living room without shutting the door.  i wonder […]

at the edge a large natural pool of cool clean water.  there are several people standing around on the marsh.  i’m in a long orange and brown dress again.  this time it’s silk.  i have to be the one to show them it’s ok.  i have to lead them into the water.  i step in […]

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 am applying for a job at NU. i write to the hiring manager to tell her that I know there is a rumor about something I did but that, if given the time, I can explain how it was better for the organization that I did it.  This pisses off the President who happens […]