Jay takes a spiritual journey from Walla Walla, Washington, into the
world of meditation,
Eastern mysticism, and...Maui!
Before Banana Patch...
parents came to Wally
world in 1947. I had a good family life growing up there with two
parents who stayed married and committed to one another, even through
those teenage years when my brothers and I gave our parents the most
I was eternally grateful
that I had brothers to share the pleasures and pains of growing up
together. Since I was the eldest, there was a lot of pressure on me to
set a good example, and I did just that, at least while my parents were
But when they were gone, I
threw off my halo like one tossing a Frisbee, and the horns of mischief
would crop up and replace my self-proclaimed angelic aura. I became a
fallen angel, and as such I would tease" the hell out of my brothers.
Looking back on it now, my teasing was probably just a perverted way of
saying "I love you all," but I doubt my brothers saw it that way. How
do you ask one to excuse the inexcusable?
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