Posts by Meike

Calm Yourself

September 12th, 2013

After graduating from high school, I ended up in St. Petersburg, Florida in the height of the summer heat. Looking for work, I had the idea of applying for a […]

Roadside Attractions

September 6th, 2013

I was beginning to feel as if I was getting paranoid. Traveling around my neighborhood, I was sensing that roadside objects were calling out to me or somehow communicating with […]

East Versus West

August 23rd, 2013

In West Side Story, poor Rita Moreno danced herself silly into the eye of a territorial storm. In the ’90s, the rap world traded barbs and bullets, each thinking East […]

Cinematic Memories

July 29th, 2013

My father made his first home movie when my sister Katja was born. The movie opens with a car carrying mother and child zooming past the camera, as a lone […]


July 18th, 2013

Isn’t it strange that modern society calls for us to identify ourselves with various titles, pseudonyms, email addresses, online dating profile names, and Twitter handles? Aww shucks, those were the […]

Vibrators In The House

June 24th, 2013

I was at a cocktail party, bantering on, when my pocketbook began to vibrate (with a phone call!). Immediately, those in my circumference took their chatter from casually clean to […]

In Celebration Of Being Short

June 6th, 2013

Long or short? That is my query, as I wiggle my way into my monolithic mound of bed pillows. Sounds kinky, huh? Dark or dramatic, childlike or humorous? Getting hotter…. […]

Zelda Fitzgerald 2.0

May 21st, 2013

Some of the most interesting characters in literature are very often flawed people. Daisy Buchanan, largely thought to be a thinly veiled interpretation of Zelda Fitzgerald, is an embodiment of […]