The Rescuers Path. A novel of love and political resistancecoming
January 2012 from Plain View Press.
A Pushcart-nominated essay, a tale of AIDS and compassion in Yosemite,
excerpts from a novel of the Sixties Movement and a novella of resistance
in a near-future U.S, and poems of adoption reunion, history, and
real family life.
. . . in clearing out the
layers of false voices and destructive systems of a false societyin
finding in the world and self what was liberating, life-protective,
motherly, and coming to brief revolutionary (so to speak)
fruition. . . The classic, Pushcart Prizenominated
essay illuminates why the antiwar movement of the late 1960s changed
each woman and man who lived it. Originally
appeared, as You asked What was happening then?
in Vietnam Generation, vol. 6; a short form has appeared
in First of the Month, no. 18 (summer 2007).
That was right after the London and Haifa
Bombs finished off, you know, civil liberties. Youve
seen the picturesthose old pacifists, with their hands still
outstretched . . . But by then, we had the base high up on
Donner. Wed come down by darkness, right past those boulder
whatnots, take out some army . . .
OSPA winner You! Leave quietly,
excerpts from Itsy-Girls and Going Home
moving or harrowing works on real-family life, birth, aging, and
On the Trail in Yosemite
. . You working too hard there? the little one joked.
I'd said I was from Seattle.
emotionally difficult. We kept puffing along, the whole time
climbing back and forth up the granite-bordered trail. Then I decided
to say it. AIDS. I work with people with AIDS.
thats hard. She knew someone else, it turned out, in
told her Id lost so manythat was how it seemed, thenbut
now my closest friend is dying. I stopped, for the trail began
rising steeply, and we all put on sunblock . . .
In the white television lights, Leah saw Marines
attack the demonstrator; the high-packed napalm truck sped past.
They were dragging the person out in the light of the cameras, hitting
him with nightsticks, but her feet would not move . . .
In late-1960s Berkeley, an anguished young woman in the antiwar
movement discovers new possibilities of peace and love.