THE CHILDREN OF BLISS STREET

WRITTEN BY SCOTT UTLEY “STOOPS TO NUTS” WOODSIDE-QUEENS-NEW YORK CITY A WARM SPRING DAY IN APRIL,1972. BLISS STREET IS A VERITABLE BEEHIVE OF ACTIVITY. STICK BALL PLAYERS OUT CUSS EACH OTHER FOR ATTENTION. A FIRE ENGINE IN FULL THROTTLE SCREECHES UP THE STREET WHILE VARIOUS NEIGHBORS CONVERSE FROM ONE APARTMENT WINDOW TO THE OTHER. THERE…

LAUGHING OWL: THE SPEAKABLE TRUTHS OF LAURIE ANDERSON

I sang with an owl once. I nicknamed her, Laughing Owl, because I sang so far off key, she simply laughed and laughed and laughed in between the notes of her perfectly pitched song. I could have died. After singing with that owl, I could have died and left this place content for eternity, perhaps even longer….