Behind the Black Door: Dreams and Story-writing

Last night, I dreamed I had suffered a stroke that left me unable to speak and with only limited use of my left side. Having already suffered a TIA almost a decade go, you'd think I would take the dream as a warning. I didn't. Dreams, as we know, rarely mean what they portray. In … Continue reading Behind the Black Door: Dreams and Story-writing

Franny & Zooey, Kenya & Holden

“Seymour once said to me - in a crosstown bus, of all places - that all legitimate religious study must lead to unlearning the differences, the illusory differences, between boys and girls, animals and stones, day and night, heat and cold.” ~J. D. Salinger, Franny & Zooey So this semester I'm teaching Franny & Zooey by J.D. Salinger. … Continue reading Franny & Zooey, Kenya & Holden