beyond the
magic monster

a ride on the roller coaster

of 2008

guided by Don Shewey

ABUNDANCE        AFTERLIFE        ANXIETY        AUTHENTICITY
BAD MOODS       BEAUTY SECRETS       
BEFRIENDING YOUR EMOTIONS    BODIES     COURAGE     CRYING  DESIRE       DIFFERENCE     DIPLOMACY     DRAMA      EGO    
ELECTION WATCH      ENLIGHTENMENT      FALSE SELF      FEAR FEELINGS      FOOTNOTES      FRUSTRATION      FUTURE     GENIUS GRACE      GROWTH     HEIGHTS      IDEAL      IMMIGRANTS     JOKES      JOURNALISM      KINDNESS       KRISHNAMURTI   LESSNESS       LIBERATION     LONELINESS       LOVE        LUXURY      MEDIA          MINORITY MIDDLEMAN       NATIVE WISDOM        NEUTRALITY        OBAMA        ORDINARY        OTHER WORLDS        PANIC         PARENTS OF GAY CHILDREN       PAUL NEWMAN       PEEK-A-BOO        PLAYS       PLEASURE       PRESENCE      PROPOSITION 8            QUEER            ROMANCE       
SAN FRANCISCO
        SENSORY PERCEPTION     SELF-KNOWLEDGE        SEX        SKIN        STUPIDITY       SUCCESS SURRENDER      THANATOPHOBIA       TIGER       TONGUE    TRACKS       TRAVELLING       TRUTHTELLING     UNACCEPTABLE    VETERANS       VIBRATOR        WORSHIP         WRITING      (E)XCESS        (E)XPOSURE       YOUTH         ZERO CHURCH

  


R.I.P. 



JOSEPH ABREU * KAREN ABREU * JOHN BURNSIDE * GEORGE CARLIN * BILL HART * HEATH LEDGER * JOHN LEONARD * ALEXANDER LOWEN * MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI * DEL MARTIN * ANTHONY MINGHELLA * PAUL NEWMAN * ODETTA * U. UTAH PHILLIPS * SYDNEY POLLACK * ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG (above) * STUDS TERKEL * JERRY WEXLER

Illustrations: the New Yorker, New York Times, Daddyhunt, gRUFFlist, Henrik Drescher, etc.

Front cover(top): detail from Torantsin Renace, a public artwork on 16th Street in the Castro district created as a gift to the people of San Francisco by Colette Crutcher and the Instituto pro Musica de California.

Back cover (below): Il Campo, Siena, Italy, photographed by Cal Trovato, June 2008



The brain is wider than the Sky
For put them side by side
The one the other will contain
With ease and You beside

-- Emily Dickinson