What They Said: Joan Baez

  “The Nobel Prize for Literature is yet another step towards immortality for Bob Dylan. The rebellious, reclusive, unpredictable artist/composer is exactly where the Nobel Prize for Literature needs to be. His gift with words is unsurpassable. Out of my repertoire spanning 60 years, no songs have been more moving and worthy in their depth, […]

The Brain That Changes Itself

The Great Bell Chant (The End Of Suffering)

(Thank you John Carville.)

Dorion Sagan: My Mother’s Love Letters


Finding the Orange Bag: Ghosts, Reality, and the Escape into Life By Dorion Sagan     “It was strange because almost every letter that she had stuffed in the bag—seemingly with a frenetic need simultaneously to preserve and dispose of, to bracket to some impossible future time—was a kind of love letter.”     In […]

Letter From My Father,* 4 Days After I Moved To Sweden

  *I don’t mean to be cryptic, I just haven’t had time to explain anything, in a long time. Or post anything.  I’ve left NYC and gone “home,” to Sweden, where I grew up–a tiny island in the Stockholm archipelago called Runmaro, to be exact. Jack and Lewis (my trusted cats) ALSO moved, and the […]


Standing in the Larsson kitchen on Runmarö, thinking about the word “home,” and wondering what 30 years is, or is not. Why did it seem the other night like I never left, or like we were once again in the beginning? I fend off homesickness for my other home, America, which Åke’s father Bengt pronounces […]