Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

dream segment...

i dream that i meet george harrison's son...he brings his child over to play...as we are talking, i try to tell him about a newspaper article i read, and about parts of rosanne cash's book 'Composed' that had to do with his father and how that impacted me, but there were many distractions and i was not being very articulate...that was frustrating, but as we talked i thought about how he is probably weary of talking about his father with people anyway...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"Record Store Day" dream...

i am driving/walking in Fairfax looking for Record and Tape Exchange...find the store and we walk across the street up to the door...there are two employees standing outside having a chat, one of them opens the door for me as we approach and makes a bit of small talk...i realize that i have forgotten the LPs that i wanted to exchange, so i won't have any money to get the Decemberists new single that i wanted, but i am going to browse anyway...there is another customer coming in, she is a regular, we say "hellos" as she walks by, she's got lots of tattoos and turquoise jewelery and long graying blond/brown hair...i find a couple of Grateful Dead box sets that are partial sets so i look at the booklets...later i find two Mandrill LPs from the late 1970's, and i get very excited...i stand there trying to figure out how i can buy them even though i have no money right now...

Friday, December 10, 2010

State of Mind rant: feel free to ignore

Even though i promised myself a "new beginning" on December 1st (began new job that day...), i have yet to truly connect with that in any real sense. I am not at all close to that feeling of self, alive and centered. I feel blocked, yet I know that possibility and growth are within my reach. I have an awareness, but seem unable to fully act. Unless I am making excuses: too cold, too stressed about $$$, etc. I'll be better when: this happens, or this happens, or? Circular thought patterns bringing me right back to here. Here and now? yes, but static. I need to take time, yes, but i need to focus. Not slipping back into depression, but almost. Need to go for a walk, need to go alone, guilt about not taking my dog along, she needs a long walk too, so i don't go. So what gets accomplished? Nothing. I was beginning to get organized and felt really good about that, but then I ran out of money (needed for some projects like CD case, etc.) so must wait for first paycheck to get bills paid, then the cold weather hit, and must wait for new heating system to be installed before moving on with projects because the cold really zaps my energy levels. Plus adjusting to the new job. I do miss the grocery store. (NOT that hell-hole in Alexandria, though. whew.) I am anxious about not making enough $$$ to pay my bills. I need to go full-time as soon as I can. I need a second job until then. I need to take my camera everywhere with me again. I need a good cry to get this all out of my system. I need to remember that I am a good person, and let go of all the negativity that I have accumulated from relationships past.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beer And A Book

Far overdue, this latest installment of the much-loved (by few) series. This episode brings us a Vanilla Stout from Saranac in New York. Brewed with Chocolate and Caramel Malts and vanilla. Smooth and tasty, perfect for this cold night, quaffing and reading; 'The Greatest Show On Earth' by Richard Dawkins. Showing his sense of humor all over the place, Dawkins gives us the facts in an anecdotal style.

And check this out: Sam Calagione has his OWN beer & a book pairings to share...
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Applications

Wegman's - five rejection e-mails...
Whole Foods
Target - one rejection e-mail...
Lowe's - two rejection e-mails...& 1 call plus interview = HIRED
Bed Bath & Beyond
Trader Joe's
Giant - & interview = HIRED
Clock Tower Thrift
The Farm at Broad Run
Foster's Grill
The Fauquier Bank
Barrel Oak Winery
Three Fox Vineyards
Total Wine
Barnes & Noble
Pet Smart
Port City Brewing Company
28 North Custom Beer Company
Chrysalis Vineyards

Help Cookie Monster host Saturday Night Live

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

everywhere, some beauty to be found...

rain-soaked leaves lay sparkling
on the shiny asphalt road
a carpet glittering
on the long midnight road
sharp intake of breath
and quick smile
on the late-night road

Monday, November 15, 2010

State Of Mind

I think that I have reached the point where I have worked through the stress of the lay-off & transfer to this store that I call The Hell-Hole. I am now left with the depression. This is not my favorite state of mind, by any means. I am not very functional when I am depressed. Indeed, who is? I have put out so many applications to so many open jobs this past month, and have received zero calls. I have gotten three rejection e-mails, however. (Seriously, "Wegman's"?) For instance, today I hid in bed for five hours. Sleeping and dreaming. Letting my subconscious deal with all of it! My body aches from lack of "exercise". My mind aches from the worry and dissatisfaction. I am trying to focus on the positive; I have a job. I am also trying to better my situation; applying for jobs and talking to people/contacts. So I think that I am dealing fairly well with the whole situation, I just worry that I am overlooking something. Truly, tomorrow, I must work out or hike. Do some yoga. Nothing heals depression like "exercise"...movement...focus and breathing...

Monday, November 08, 2010

dream piece featuring Kevlar...

i am at work, doing programming...i am over by produce when i hear Kevlar's voice on the intercom system, the phone is off the hook at the register where he is working, so i can hear everything that he is saying...he has just said something about sex to his customer! i say to the co-worker near me, "did i just hear kevin say that?" and i walk over to his register to let him know that he needs to hang up the phone...he is dressed in a very dapper brown suit, and still having fun talking with his customer! it's also fun when i let him know that the whole store has just heard all that he's said! oops!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

dream segment...

i am having to ward off demonic possession...repeated attacks...the way to do this is by very precise breathing techniques and chanting/toning/screaming to a particular volume level and intensity...a woman is leaning over me, up in my face and i cannot tell if she is benevolent or demonic so i begin my breathing and chanting as she speaks into my face...

This is where I wake up, because my "ghostly moaning" woke up my daughter, who texted me, then came into my room to make sure that I was o.k.! Apparently that last vocalization of mine was out loud and very scary-sounding.

Thursday, October 07, 2010


Yeah, so...i got laid off from work today.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Angry Beavers

While I do not appear to be completely awake, I do have my coffee and Washington Post in hand.
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Friday, October 01, 2010

this is not haiku

steaming leaf compost pile
early autumn morning

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Brown Cotton 9/29/2010

on the road-
Unconditional Glove

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Seeking balance & contentment...

The worst thing is when you let a man get inside your head. They take up way too much emotional space. They fill your head with their thinking patterns, and you begin to self-check yourself based on their criteria. It is toxic. For instance my new job position entails working four late shifts. This only seems to be a problem for me to adjust to because of the man who lives with me. This guilt and stress I feel when I sleep until 11 a.m.? Based on his patterns and perceptions. I have realized this, and will work to remove this negative mindset. Because I am OVER being depressed, and I want to be happy again.

Monday, June 28, 2010


Back in the late 1960's, early 70's, whenever we drove through Georgetown, D.C. my father would make us lock the doors of the car. So the hippies wouldn't get us. Yes, my father voted for Richard Nixon.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Near Death By Friend

Driving to work in the afternoon i am almost hit head-on by a huge pickup which was all over in my lane. The truck swerved quickly to avoid impact. Felt the wind on that one. Cussing a blue streak, heart pounding. Make it to work alive, yay! Later on that evening Daisy's sister comes in the store and i holler out a hello to her. She asks me didn't she see me earlier on the road, just missed hitting me? I am stunned! It was somebody i know! I tell her does she have any idea how much i was cussing her? Told her to stay on her side of the road, jeez! What the hell? So she asks if her sis is still there and just roams on off. Whoah.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Tuliptree Silkmoth sighting...

I found a Tuliptree Silkmoth today. It was napping on some moss underneath a mountain laurel. Beautiful. When I brought Chuck over to show him, it flew up up and away. I did not take a photo, I am sorry to say. So here's a link to some info and photos about this beautiful North American moth. Here is a good photo, as well.

Monday, May 17, 2010

tiny VW dream piece...

i dreamed of Volkswagens, lots and lots of VWs everywhere, because it was "Bug-Out" weekend...

And of course, "Bug-Out" weekend is coming up soon, check it out here...

Friday, April 23, 2010

'Rhiannon is a Dog Hero' dream...

there is a serious storm approaching, and we are all feeling a bit apprehensive...Rhiannon escapes out the door, and does not come back when i call her, i am very worried...when she later returns, she has rounded up and brought home a number of black labs in various sizes...when i open the screen door for her, she rounds them up and herds them into the house, then she jets out the door again...when she returns, she has brought a few yellow labs & golden retrievers, and does the same herding inside procedure, then she is off again...she brings back two chocolate labs, one of them quite old...we tend to the oldster and bring them all inside...i am quite proud of Rhiannon, she is a dog hero...she wanted all the dogs to be in a safe place for the impending storm...

The Beauty of Life

At 1:35 a.m. this morning, I heard a whippoorwill! It has been decades since I heard one. My spirit soars in joy.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Uno Haiku

whistling to The Fray, a
white guy in blue tie
branches bend in the Spring wind

Monday, March 29, 2010

Brewpub Dream...

i am interviewing for a job at a very cool-looking brewpub...part of the test i am taking involves sniffing sneakers and identifying which beer had been poured and served in each one! crazy! i am not doing so good, but it doesn't seem to matter, even though the guy testing me has a very serious, severe demeanor...at a later point he tells me that i am not to talk with the other female employees, some thing about avoiding sexual harassment, and i am thinking WTF? i also have a feeling that the other women just kind of blow this crap off, because they have all been friendly with me, and talkative!...there is a delightful variety of beer, both in bottle and on tap...learning the beers, i get to taste samples & apparently you are allowed one beer a day when at work...the t-shirts are also very cool, each featuring a different beer...i am being taught the proper glass-cleaning procedure and serving techniques...hanging around with some of my co-workers after my shift; a dark-haired woman show buys me a beer, wearing glasses and full of smiles & kindness, a buzz-cut guy who is warm and silly and asks for a smooch on the forehead...lots of hugs given here...coming back the next day for my shift, one of the guys & i race to grab an oatmeal stout "for breakfast"! what fun!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Children are people too. Really.

At work last Sunday evening, two of my co-workers and I were having a conversation that touched on children "hating" their parents. M. said that her 17-year old son hates her. T. said that if our kids don't hate us at 17 that we are not doing our job. He said that our job is not to be friends with our kids, but to teach them.
I have heard and read this stance before. I disagree. Why have children if you cannot be friends with them? Why does "teaching" them preclude being their friend? Does being a child's friend mean that you cannot teach them anything? Does being a child's friend as a parent mean that you do not discipline them? It brings to mind the time that a previous co-worker of mine saw me in my car with my infant daughter, she saw me talk to my daughter. She expressed amazement that I would be talking to my daughter, "as if she were a person". Yes, that's a quote. I told her that actually, my daughter IS a person, and yes I speak to her as such. Well, I do have a role model in all this. My mother loved me, was a fantastic parent to me, and was my friend. She taught me much in life. I can only hope that I am anywhere near as good a parent to my daughter as my mother was to me.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

American Takfiris

American Takfiris - Politics - The Atlantic

This is a beautiful, intelligently written piece by Adam Serwer. Read and comment.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Waning Gibbous Moon

no amount of caffeine could stop the
somniferous muffin
from sending me to dreams
of convergent orgasms

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

dream segment...

i am at work, walking around the store straightening & collecting de-shops in a cart...there are a lot of hidden crannies and nooks in the store layout...at the magazine rack i find two empty 1 liter bottles of wine that someone has roughly opened and consumed, i am thinking how did we not catch them doing that? i put the bottles into the cart and continue...making my way around the store i encounter Mr. North working, and we exchange little jokes and encouragement to each other as we pass...i find a hidden corner which has a door that leads outside to a small courtyard, triangle-shaped with a fenced-in area...it is raining...i see a gray squirrel scampering about & when he/she sees me, he looks at me and moves a little closer...i must find some food for this little guy!, so i go back in the store and put together two peanut butter and bird seed globs for the squirrel, as i am doing this, Mr. North comes around through the area and we chat a wee bit about what i am doing...as i go back outside to put the cakes out for the squirrel, he comes right on over, albeit a bit cautiously, and sniffs at the cakes as i put them down, then begins to nibble...

Friday, February 26, 2010

what there is

At the (my) center there
is no spark - there is
A sorrow that is not
sweet melancholy -
that is
a vacant hollow, an oppressive

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hearth With Mirror

Firewood self-portrait. "The Kind Dyes" VW symbol t-shirt. December 2005.
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Cookie Monster House

Here is a favorite place of mine. You know who you are. I love you.
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Book & Many Beers

When I finished reading 'Life and Fate' by Vasily Grossman, I was saddened beyond belief that it was over. I could have read about all those characters for at least another 880 pages. What a fabulous book. Since it was such a big read, a lot of new craft brews were consumed during the reading process. Among them: Chatoe Rogue's "Dirtoir Black Lager. Bell's "Hopslam Ale". Sierra Nevada's "Glissade".

Howard Zinn, Peoples's Historian

The amazing, much loved & respected historian and author Howard Zinn died of a heart attack yesterday. I will miss this speaker of truth. His 'A People's History of the United States' will always be a must-read.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Tornado dream...

i am at the home of a friend...a storm is on the way, we look out the window, i see five tornadoes coming our way...i call out to her about this, she and i run to the basement...i am looking for someplace for us to crouch down under for safety, but she sits on one of the two couches with a pillow, i sit on the other couch which faces her, i also have a pillow...we talk a little bit, but mostly we listen...after a while we no longer hear the loud rush of the storm, so i walk upstairs and notice sunlight peeking out from the clouds...there are other people in the upstairs rooms looking around also...i tell my friend that all is clear, the storm has passed us by...looking out, i can see where the tornadoes touched down around us...there is some debris scattered about...the sky has moving clouds of dark gray and white, patches of blue show through, the storm can be seen far in the distance, moving on...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dream segment...

i am at a large gathering of people for a music event...each person performing is playing one song...i am going to play Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne" on guitar...i have not cleaned my guitar in a while, so i am looking for something to use for this purpose on the store shelves behind the seating area...i find some baby oil, and say "this will do"...there is a guy i know there who is being helpful...i am next to perform, i get my instrument and walk over to a folding chair, i say "hi!" as i look around the room at everyone...a man seated in front of me says, "just play the song"...there is silence in the room as i leaf through my music book for the song, i think about how i should have practiced so that i wouldn't need the music...i find the song and begin to play, soon i am lost and begin to just make it all up...i am singing with a lot of feeling, however, even if my strumming is a bit bland...somehow i bring it all to a close, one of the guitar strings has frayed, i laugh quietly to myself about this...in the underwhelming aftermath of my performance, i lean over to the person next to me and ask, "am i supposed to play another song?", she replies, "no, just one"...i am glad, as i did not know what i would have played...

Friday, January 08, 2010

Beer & a new cookbook...

RastafaRye from Blue Point Brewing Company in New York. A delicious copper ale made with rye malt and west coast hops. Blue Point donates portions of the sales of this ale to help needy Caribbean children through Tajandadowa.

"Clean Food" by Terry Walters. I like this format, the sections being divided by season. We are making "Bok Choy and Mung Bean Sprout Saute with Peanuts and Scallions" first. See some interesting recipes here.
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Monday, January 04, 2010

Ninja Dream

i dream an action/adventure segment featuring Tomoe Gozen...

I am not sure if I was Gozen, or observing her. The dream was action-packed. When I awoke, I was amazed and thrilled that I had dreamed such a thing. I have not read the Tomoe Gozen books by Jessica Amanda Salmonson since the 1980's, when they were first published.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Films Viewed 2009

  • King Corn (Aaron Wolf), 2007
  • The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson), 2007
  • Be Kind Rewind (Michel Gondry), 2008
  • Volver (Pedro Almodovar), 2007
  • Run Fat Boy, Run (David Schwimmer), 2007
  • Appaloosa (Ed Harris), 2008
  • Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck), 2007
  • Coraline (Henry Selick), 2009 **at the theatre**
  • Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee), 2005
  • Troy (Wolfgang Petersen), 2004
  • Shadow of A Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock), 1943
  • Screamers (Carla Garapedian), 2006
  • Milk (Gus Van Sant), 2008
  • Body of Lies (Ridley Scott), 2008
  • Into The Wild (Sean Penn), 2007
  • Away From Her (Sarah Polley), 2006
  • Humboldt County (Grodsky & Jacobs), 2008
  • Slacker Uprising (Michael Moore), 2007
  • Step Brothers (Adam McKay), 2008
  • State of Play (Kevin MacDonald), 2009
  • Pineapple Express (David Gordon Green), 2008
  • Star Trek (J.J. Abrams), 2009
  • A Good Year (Ridley Scott), 2005

Year of Virginia Wine 2009

  • Barbera - 2006, Barboursville Vineyards, Barboursville
  • Meritage - 2006, First Colony Winery, Charlottesville (52% Petit Verdot, 48% Cabernet Franc)
  • DeChiel Reserve Cabernet Franc - 2005, Rockbridge Vineyard Inc., Raphine
  • Cabernet Franc - 2006, Jefferson Vineyards, Charlottesville
  • Toscanello - 2005, Villa Appalaccia Winery Inc., Floyd (65% Cabernet Franc, 25% Sangiovese, 10% Primitivo)
  • Viognier - 2006, Michael Shaps, King Family Vineyards, Crozet
  • Rosalie's Rose - 2006, Marterella - Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery, Leon
  • Meritage - 2007, The Winery at La Grange, Haymarket
  • Vidal Blanc - 2006, Marterella...
  • Vignoles - 2006, Rockbridge Vineyard, Raphine
  • Viognier - 2008, La Grange...
  • "Simpatico" - Villa Appalacia Winery, Floyd
  • Rose - 2008, Barrel Oak Winery, Delaplane
  • Bowhaus White - 2008, Barrel Oak....
  • Seyval Blanc - 2008, Barrel Oak...
  • Blanc de Blanc - 2005, Kluge Estates, Charlottesville
  • Albemarle Sauvingnon Blanc - 2008, Kluge Estates...
  • Albemarle Simply Red - 2005, Kluge Estates...
  • New World Red - 2005, Kluge Estates...

Year of Craft Beer 2009

  • Dark Starr Stout - Starr Hill Brewery, Charlottesville VA
  • Odd Notion - Spring '09 - Magic Hat Brewing Company, South Burlington VT
  • HI.P.A. - Magic Hat...
  • Legend Brown Ale - Legend Brewing company, Richmond VA
  • Messiah Bold - He'Brew by The Shmaltz Brewing Company, Saratoga Springs NY
  • Hop Devil India Pale Ale - Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown PA
  • Storm King Imperial Stout - Victory...
  • Brown Ale - The Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn NY
  • Hop Wallop - Victory...
  • Genesis Ale - He'Brew...
  • Washington's Porter - Williamsburg AleWerks, Williamsburg VA
  • Hazed & Infused - Boulder Beer Company, Boulder CO
  • Sierra Nevada ESB: Early Spring Beer - Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico CA
  • Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company, Portsmouth NH (label features Olive)
  • Troegenator (Doublebock) - Troegs Brewing Company, Harrisburg PA
  • Leinenkugel's Classic Amber - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Chippewa Falls WI
  • IPA - Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma CA
  • IPA - Smuttynose...
  • Blackberry Witbier - Samuel Adams...
  • Stone IPA - Stone Brewing Company, Escondido, San Diego County CA
  • Double Bock - Imperial Series - Samuel Adams...
  • Imperial White - Imperial Series - Sam Adams...
  • Oatmeal Porter - Highland Brewing Company, Asheville NC
  • Wacko - Summer Seasonal - Magic Hat...
  • Odd Notion - Summer '09 - Magic Hat...
  • Lucky Kat - Magic Hat...
  • Witte - Brewery Ommehang, Cooperstown NY
  • Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada...
  • Road Dog Porter - Flying Dog Brewery, Denver CO ("Good Beer. No Shit")
  • 1888 Bock - Leinenkugel Brewing...
  • Unearthly IPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company, Lakewood NY
  • Scarlet Lady Ale - E.S.B. - Stoudts Brewery, Adamstown PA
  • The Love - Starr Hill...
  • Anniversary Ale - Sierra Nevada
  • Golden Ale - Legend Brewing...
  • Oberon Ale - Bell's Brewery, Comstock MI
  • Organic UR Pils - Brauerei Pinkus Muller, Munster Germany
  • Organic Hefeweizen - Pinkus...
  • Sunrise Weissbier - Victory...
  • Festbier - Victory...
  • Double India Pale Ale - Stoudts...
  • Harvest Fresh Hop Ale - Sierra Nevada...
  • Rye Pale Ale - Terrapin Beer Company, Athens GA
  • iniquity black ale - Southern Tier...
  • mokah - Southern Tier...
  • Depth Charge - Terrapin, with Left Hand Brewing & Jittery Joe's Coffee...
  • India Style Brown Ale - Terrapin...
  • Odd Notion - Fall 2009 - Magic Hat...
  • Lager - Legend Brewing...
  • Coney Island Freaktoberfest - Shmaltz...
  • Moonglow - Victory...
  • HOWL - Winter Seasonal - Magic Hat...
  • Odd Notion - Winter 2009 - Magic Hat...
  • Smoked Porter - Stone
  • Tripel - Belgian Style Ale - Red Hook Ale Brewery...
  • Organic Raspberry Ale - Samuel Smith @ Melbourn Brothers Brewery; Stamford, Lincolnshire
  • The Gift - Starr Hill...
  • Organic Cherry Ale - Samuel Smith...
  • Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah - He'Brew...
  • Hibernation Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company, Boulder CO
  • Merry Christmas Happy New Year 2009 - Anchor Brewing Company, San Francisco CA
  • Merry Monks' Belgian Style Golden Ale - Weyerbacher, Easton PA
  • Cabin Fever - New Holland Brewing Company, New Holland MI
  • Alta Gracia Coffee Porter - Wolaver's @ Otter Creek Brewing, Middlebury VT

Books Read 2009

Angler by Barton Gellman, 2008
Bad Money by Kevin Phillips, 2008
Post Office by Charles Bukowski, 1971
The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins, 1986 (1996 edition)
Fermenting Revolution by Christopher Mark O'Brien, 2006
Family of Secrets by Russ Baker, 2009
Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers by Daniel Ellsberg, 2002
Fire In The Lake by Frances FitzGerald, 1972
Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler, 2001
Vietnam by Stanley Karnow, 1983
A Mercy by Toni Morrison, 2008
Bearing The Cross by David J. Garrow, 1986
Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs, 2002
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, 2004
A Wolf At The Table by Augusten Burroughs, 2008
Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs, 2004
The City & The City by China Mieville, 2009
Dry. by Augusten Burroughs, 2003
Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs, 2006
Drop City by T.C. Boyle, 2003
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski, 2008
Against The Day by Thomas Pynchon, 2006
Blaze by Richard Bachman, 1973/2007
Promises To Keep by Charles de Lint, 2007
The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint, 2009
Endless Things by John Crowley, 2007
A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon, 2006
Bodily Harm by Margaret Atwood, 1982
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, 1997
Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen, 1986
Stormy Weather by Carl Hiaasen, 1995
'C' Is For Corpse by Sue Grafton, 1986
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier, 1999
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen, 2006
Digging To America by Anne Tyler, 2006
The Theory of Everything by Lisa Grunwald, 1991
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, 1988
Diary by Chuck Palahniuk, 2003
Wicked by Gregory Maguire, 1995
The Absence by Bill Hussey, 2009
The Cobra Event by Richard Preston, 1997
Just Above My Head by James Baldwin, 1978
Under The Dome by Stephen King, 2009
Angel Time by Anne Rice, 2009
Last Night In Twisted River by John Irving, 2009
The Sioux by Irene Handl, 1965
Loving Miranda by Aaron Ankers (unpublished)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde,1890