writing

fiction

A GLOBAL AWAKENING: A short play about the struggles of a modern-day Planet Earth

A GLOBAL AWAKENING: A short play about the struggles of a modern-day Planet Earth

This play was written for and performed as part of the Vedanta 10 Minute Play Festival at the King Street Theatre in Sydney, Australia...
January 12, 2015 × 0 comments

poetry

POEMS BY MAX REIF: Fragile, Shooting the Sky, For Peter Robinson, Indiana Revelation

POEMS BY MAX REIF: Fragile, Shooting the Sky, For Peter Robinson, Indiana Revelation

Fragile It doesn’t take very much to wash away all we know, obliterate every landmark. I went out to a field tonight just down...
December 28, 2014 × 0 comments

fiction

SUMMER OF ’68: Young, on the heart’s trail

SUMMER OF ’68: Young, on the heart’s trail

Part One: Tunnel 1. Coming back from the lake, we re-entered the St. Louis metro area on St. Charles Rock Road. I was in the back...
December 26, 2014 × 4 comments

essays

MY LUCKY STARS: A heart-warming tale of canine companionship

MY LUCKY STARS: A heart-warming tale of canine companionship

The following article is an excerpt from My Dog, My Friend: Heart-Warming Tales of Canine Companionship from Celebrities and...
November 3, 2014 × 0 comments

essays

COMING TO BABA: My 43-Year Romance With Meher Baba

COMING TO BABA: My 43-Year Romance With Meher Baba

The following story is an excerpt from Max Reif’s forthcoming book, Toward an Interior Sun. 1. I first encountered the name...
September 27, 2014 × 4 comments

poetry

POEMS BY JOSHUA BOCHER: Performances in the Park, Weekend Itinerary, Hot Sweaty Sunday Evening

POEMS BY JOSHUA BOCHER: Performances in the Park, Weekend Itinerary, Hot Sweaty Sunday Evening

Performances in the Park The subway distantly Roaring, Bashful musicians Performing, Starlings and sparrows Socializing, A black...
August 22, 2014 × 0 comments

fiction

ALTERNATING CURRENT: Sometimes you need to get lost in the flow, before you can be found

ALTERNATING CURRENT: Sometimes you need to get lost in the flow, before you can be found

Part I 1. Odds are, reader, you’ve never had ECT, short for electroconvulsive treatment and colloquially known as shock treatment....
July 25, 2014 × 1 comment

writing

BATTLE FOR THE NAP ROOM: A journal from the front lines

BATTLE FOR THE NAP ROOM: A journal from the front lines

Author’s Note: When I worked in my preschool’s Nap Room a few years back, before I became a Story Reader for our Rester...
July 11, 2014 × 7 comments

poetry

POEMS BY CATINA NOBLE: Art Class, A Time for Growth, Animation, Sojourn, Blues

POEMS BY CATINA NOBLE: Art Class, A Time for Growth, Animation, Sojourn, Blues

Art Class I joined to explore creative ways to use my tool box of methods when overwhelmed with stress and get off my roller coaster...
July 5, 2014 × 2 comments