My Nights as a Club DJ in Prague in the 90s

My Nights as a Club DJ in Prague in the 90s

The night the avant-garde German theater group performed at the Roxy Klub in Prague between the sets I was DJing, I knew it would get weird. When the troupe lit an explosive, and it went off in the center of the dance floor, it caused several chunks of the plaster...
Tedium - The Ghost of Bertha and the Elephant Girl

Tedium - The Ghost of Bertha and the Elephant Girl

Jarette drove through Sacramento quickly. He wanted to get away from the congestion, the stress, and the thickness of urban traffic. The smell of heat rose around him as morning put on her afternoon dress. He listened to no music, just the whir of the wind. The window...
Panic Attack on a One-way Flight to Amsterdam

Panic Attack on a One-way Flight to Amsterdam

My life changed when I had my first panic attack on a one-way flight to Amsterdam from Seattle in the spring of 1993. I wasn’t aware at the time, but my dark plunge into what felt like insanity began my long and sometimes difficult road to mental health, calm, and...
Tedium – Waiting for The Cat in the Hat to Show Up

Tedium – Waiting for The Cat in the Hat to Show Up

When the bottom of bottles clink in the trash, the dirt on the bottom of your shoes refuses to fall off, and your head wakes up every day with throbbing pain, you know you’ve lost your innocence. But was it there in the first place? Is losing innocence a rite of...