This book is a collection of poetry, essays, short stories and ecstatic writing which defies description. The beauty of the place and my memories of those times come from a very special place in my heart. It is drawn from the writing I have done over the course of my life from age fourteen at an Eastern prep school until a thought popped into my head this morning as I was drinking a cup of green tea. For instance, here is the story of how I was born: I was baked inside a TV set for twenty five minutes. The recipe called for fifty.