Creative Memoir

A Nothing Day: Comic Books, Video Games & Graveyards

2018-05-07T11:07:12+00:00

I wheeled the bike from the garage and took a deep breath. It was the start of the lull week that happened every summer. The week when every kid I knew was off at camp and I was on my own. Every year the neighborhood children would be shipped off [...]

A Nothing Day: Comic Books, Video Games & Graveyards 2018-05-07T11:07:12+00:00

Memory Cheats

2018-04-30T09:31:00+00:00

The past is not romantic. It is not an adventure. It is not a drama. It is neither a comedy nor tragedy. It is not a movie. It is not any of these things. But memory cheats. Memory will take fragments of events, disjointed and vague and merge them with hints [...]

Memory Cheats 2018-04-30T09:31:00+00:00

I Remember Magic

2018-04-13T15:22:46+00:00

I am driving home from work in the rain. The traffic is heavy and I am upset. Not at anything in particular, just a strange combination of angry-sad, non-focused malaise. I have a feeling of something wrong, there is something missing. And the rain is coming down and I can’t [...]

I Remember Magic 2018-04-13T15:22:46+00:00

Memory & Fog: The Impermanence of Objects, 3rd Meditation

2017-10-18T11:18:31+00:00

Once, a long time ago, I told you I would love you forever. I never intended to lie to you. I am back in San Francisco, the place where we once lived together. It has been … what now? 15 years? Or is it 20? I don’t remember things the [...]

Memory & Fog: The Impermanence of Objects, 3rd Meditation 2017-10-18T11:18:31+00:00

Glass & Sky: The Impermanence of Objects, 2nd Meditation

2017-10-12T15:26:33+00:00

Once, a long time ago, I stood in the sky far above the world. The observation deck of the World Trade Center was more than 1000 feet high. The windows were wide, floor to ceiling glass. The first thing I did was press my nose against it, my hands beside [...]

Glass & Sky: The Impermanence of Objects, 2nd Meditation 2017-10-12T15:26:33+00:00

Sand & Sea: The Impermanence of Objects, 1st Meditation

2017-10-04T17:49:35+00:00

Once, a long time ago, I lived in a house near the edge of the world. In the Winter, when the air was still, I would lie awake at night and listen to the Ocean, to the waves. Relentless. Never ending. In my mind I could see them. They would [...]

Sand & Sea: The Impermanence of Objects, 1st Meditation 2017-10-04T17:49:35+00:00

The Missing Child

2017-08-17T20:22:39+00:00

I wake in darkness to find my child gone. The realization comes slowly. Half-awake I reach out a hand to the opposite side of the bed. Grasping, slowly at first then faster, palm flat and fingers spread wide I am feeling the bed expecting a form to be there in [...]

The Missing Child 2017-08-17T20:22:39+00:00
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