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…

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. …

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…

The War at Home

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…

skull bones of dogfish

Report to a Bowfin

    There are places in literature where fish talk, or give up the gold coin. I think it’s even in the Bible, it’s a literary tradition. The fish in one of my lakes talk, or rather make strange noises…