The Calendar Changes by Joanie Fritz Zosike

Posted at 9:20pm, New York City.  I don’t want to say goodbye to 2012, even though 2012 wasn’t that kind to me. I lost friends in 2012. Revered mentors and comrades such as George Birimisa. Cherished friends and colleagues like steven ben israel. Friends without whom I thought I could never live in this world, … Continue reading

Don’t Go Changin’ by Joanie Fritz Zosike

“Daddy, Daddy,” says the 63-year-old woman not without emotion. Daddy. Hospitalized on Christmas morning, released today, December 28. Three days of utter confusion and discomfort for him. Three days of uncertainty for the family. Now released for palliative home care. We are entering another phase. “Daddy, Daddy,” I whisper into his ear from 3100 miles … Continue reading

How to Change the Mayan Calendar by Joanie Fritz

It’s almost that anticipated date, the Winter Solstice. All day today I’ve been struggling with technology and bureaucracy and lousy manufacturing standards and crappy transit service after unspeakably unfair fare hikes just approved yesterday. And then there was rehearsal of A Christmas Carol, everyone’s carol, as our workshop presentation presents itself. Everyone’s Carol, exploring the … Continue reading