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Eva Saulitis

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…

Lawrence's Cabin

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

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

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

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

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

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…