I was chauffeured from the airport today in a car belonging to the State psychiatric hospital, designed to transport patients.
I discovered this at the gas station when I realized there was no way to unlock my door.
It reminded me of what a […]
Sky-time. Best part of every day.
Every now and then a message arrives that suddenly makes this very solitary life seem totally interconnected again. I keep going back to the line about the flowers on the desert highway. To me there is no greater privilege as an artist th […]
I brought you and Toni a nice dog bed for the yard
Wouldn’t it be more comfy?
We like our bed. We made it all by ourselves.
Toni: yes. But I did most of the digging
I saw that Toni. You really are one helluva Poodl […]
I’m thinking of our veterans.In towns across America I picture them standing with their families as the fireworks begin. The flags are waving. The children are yelling with delight.But with each explosion they are suddenly pulled from […]
I’ve got a good story for you.
This week I got an E-mail from a man named Kevin O’Hara. He wanted to know if he could use my name in his upcoming memoir.
Nine years ago he was a nurse in the psychiatric inpatient unit where I spent a fe […]
Some days when the wind is just right I can smell the ocean from my office window.On those days my heart feels too big to live in a house.Some days I open the window further and make an offer to the gulls:
They can come live in here and eat […]
Watcha thinking Austin?I am not thinkingOh
Things are jumping in the water and whizzing in the air
You are kind of like a yogi
But I’m definitely Austin
Yes you definitely are
Kicking man thought I was a dog called Diesel
“If you could imagine the most incredible story ever, it would be less incredible than the story of being here.
And the ironic thing is that story is not a story, it is true. It takes us so long to see where we are.
… Once you […]