“Heebie Jeebies,” “Spin the Bottle,” and “The Date Fairy”

Heebie Jeebies Twelve years old, enthralled by Jan August’s Misirlou, I listen to the 78 record on my phonograph. My heart soars with the strings. I…


“Worms” and “Our Ancestor Sir James”

Worms I saw a picture of a small, refugee girl in Bangladesh, her eyes wide and frightened as she peeks from under her mother's arm in the tent where…