Eva Saulitis

Today I learned my friend Eve Saulitis has died. I am suddenly very tired. I have things I need to do but I only want to grieve, to go someplace and finish crying. But love sometimes wants us to act…

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  Curriculum Vitae             I have stayed in boarding houses only two times in my life.  Each one was in a town I wished I could live in. The first was in my home town of Long Prairie where I…

Lawrence’s Cabin

A long time ago, on our road to town, there was a small cabin made of hand hewn oak logs at the edge of a tree covered hill.  It overlooked a meadow just at the place where the ground got…

From an old agrarian phase

A Song for Handsome Peter   This is the story of Handsome Peter No sounder soul ever toiled in these parts. With a heart as true as his face was fair He drank his days with a fearless heart.  …

The Stale White Male

  When it comes to dealing with, and living with, the effects of the carbon burden I tend to think more along the lines of Paul Kingsnorth and his Dark Mountain Project though with a little less fanfare and revelry. …

Thoughts on the bog at Little Rice Lake

  Mush and I went out there sometimes, on the east side where the hills drop into a stand of tamaracks.  It was a swamp of very old trees and many of them were floating, part of the bog that…

Luck and Theft

  When I was unborn I heard the soft sound of drums Now only bulls walking on hard ground.   Luck and Theft  I’ve been writing a lot about going home lately, why I want to and why it is…

Fish Bones, the Governor, and Radio Love Songs

            A few weeks ago I sent black and white pictures of fish bones to 14 politicians, including our governor. I sent them to our Washington delegation, as they like to be called, and even to the President of the…

Shortened History of Alaska

Slower | Start | Faster To see the full size images, you need to enable javascript in your browser. « ‹ › » Shortened History of Alaska   I             When a spent salmon dies, having delivered it’s worth to…

The War at Home

One of the more charming misconceptions we entertain about our political system is that our elected officials are working for us, the voting public.  Because it is kept out of the spotlight, we forget where the money they needed to…