Here I am. I haven't disappeared. Busy all week working on a book proposal, and receiving a lot of good news re: employment and money. The Dean of Lehman College has granted me a waiver to work nine hours beyond my contract limit at my pay grade. Plus receiving an additional 45 hours at my pay grade to develop a new educational program. And unemployment kicked in. It has been strange and wonderful to not worry about money. I drink all the Red Bull I want. I bought a pair of shoes. Tonight I am going out with a friend and will buy her a drink. I swim like a fish at my gym, I luxuriate in the sauna. I wake at eight and take Molly out. I let her go wherever she wants to on her walk. I have two more weeks of vacation. It's sultry and hot outside, but inside, its cool and clean. I've been catching up on movies, reading books, magazines and newspapers. I no longer hear the scratch, scratch, scratch of the wolf at my door. He's gone back into hiding. Back into the dark woods where he belongs. In other words, friends, I am happy.
Creator and co-author of the award winning The Erotica Project. Author of erotic short stories published on Salon.com. Producer/author for NPR. MA from NYU. Published by Cleis Press, Seal Press, Heinemann Press, New York Press. Reviewed in NYTimes, Village Voice, Art in America, London Sunday Times.