Contents


  • February 6, 1945, I'm living in a sack of amniotic love

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  • March 15, 1945, I blink into existence

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  • Summer, 1945, A monkey dances on the sidewalk below

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  • 1948, A bubble and a cup of brook

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  • Spring, 1949, Is there a law?

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  • Fall, 1949, Do that again

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  • Summer, 1950, The sound of Nanny's voice

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  • Early September, 1950, Kindergarten, You're a very good boy, Scotty

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  • 1951, Our own home

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  • 1952, Second grade, I commit a federal crime

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  • 1952, A bird on my head

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  • 1952, God makes a first appearance

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  • Summer, 1953, Sam the monkey

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  • 1953, Third grade, First Amendment

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  • 1953, A second theft

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  • Summer, 1954, God's secular back door

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  • 1954, Fourth grade, Mrs. Simonson

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  • 1955, A gift from Nanny

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  • 1956, Sixth grade, Behind the wallpaper

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  • 1956, In my mind's eye

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  • 1957, Seventh grade, It's in my DNA

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  • 1960, My cousin Michael

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  • 1960, While playing my viola

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  • October, 1962, The Cuban Missile Crisis

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  • Late May, 1963, Has anyone seen Scott?

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  • Fall, 1963, Is it dangerous? Do you carry a gun?

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  • Spring and summer, 1964, If a Jew came to my home in Syria, I would kill him

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  • 1965, The Vietnam War becomes America's war

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  • 1967, The theft of everything I own

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  • August 3, 1968, The Tombs

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  • 1968, Resist the draft

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  • 1968, The dog burning

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  • December, 1968, I see white knuckles

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  • The beginning of May, 1969, Something's coming

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  • 1971, To kill and be killed

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  • 1972, Spirit stirs

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  • 1972, Bob Dylan slept here

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  • Spring, 1974, Out of the blue

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  • Summer, 1974, A world in grains of sand

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  • Summer, 1974, What is this?

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  • Summer 1974, A peyote trip in Mexico

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  • August, 1975, I'm not in the mood

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  • 1976, A revolution of consciousness

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  • Summer, 1977, A chance meeting

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  • 1978, Is this the man on the wrong plane, Mommy?

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  • October, 1980, From time to time, I think about the small ball of hashish

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  • Summer, 1982, Selling art on the streets of Manhattan

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  • Dancing with Aretha

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  • My four-word conversation with James Baldwin

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  • What's your story?

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  • When I first saw him, he was showing me his badge

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  • 1997 and 1998, The Adolescent Psychiatric Unit

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  • Nobody believes me

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  • You have to keep your clothes on

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  • Get in the car!

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  • 1998 through 2009, The College of Santa Fe

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  • 1999, They touched our souls

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  • Fall, 2006, Joseph is Native

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  • Spring, 2007, The Janis Joplin hot springs

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  • Spring, 2008, Where is Jesus in your life right now?

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  • Mid-summer, 2009, The most perfect thing I've ever done

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  • 2011, The disability and ability of love

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  • 2017, Working with Daniel

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  • 2018, The ability of love

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  • May, 2018, A simple twist of fate

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  • Late summer, 2019, Covered by its green, velvet cloth

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  • January 27, 2022, I wake up and smell the treason

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  • Citations

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  • Profile

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