“I Get High on (the) Memory”

Birthdays: 1) The most memorable birthdays I’ve had were in multiples of six, so I already know this year will be a bust. I remember my sixth birthday clearly, I woke up for school and there were presents lined up on my dresser. I think the Birthday Fairy put them there; absolutely no recollection of what was in those…

Identity Issues

Hi Friends, In the introduction to Oliver Twist, it is stated that Charles Dickens was “dedicated to any and every sort of game or jollification.” I underlined it twice, because I too have devoted my life to “jollification.” Sure, there were the years in Newark, NJ which will always be referenced, if mentioned at all, as  “The Dark Years,” when things…