Monthly Archives: October 2010

Runaway is coming home!

During the stomach surgery at three-weeks-old, I ran from my body as far and fast as I could to the edges of my extremities. I hid out in the tips of my fingers and toes. I strained to live in my fingernails and toenails. I barely inhabited myself. Anything could knock me over because I…

The Razor Slide Game

When I was little, I watched TV quite a bit. TV was a relatively new technology and my parents enjoyed it very much. Watching different shows with my parents was a way of spending time with them; it didn’t matter whether or not I understood the program. Saturday nights and many weeknights, I lay on…

Of Daggers and Diaphragms

Of Daggers Many of my afternoon 1A students want to know more about my exploits as a greaser gang member when I was a young teen. I’ve included a memoir excerpt and posted it above under Pages/Memoir/First Waters –  Chapter 2 after the *********, hoping that it communicates the flavor of the life that I…

Thank you English IA Students!

Last week, my students in English 1A, a transfer Reading and Composition class at the community college where I teach, read my blog. The assignment required them to first read my initial post “Why Horseshoe Crabs?,” which discusses my reasons for starting the blog, and then choose four other posts to read. Finally, they were…