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2023-09-22 I’m only now beginning to feel slightly human again after losing a week to the most …

2023-09-12 This is your periodic reminder that I have a newsletter and that now might be a good time to …

2023-09-07 Another bookmark for the series. I just found this in a book I bought during my only visit to …

2023-09-02 Some above/ground author activity…

2023-09-01 Now playing:

2023-08-31 Last, next. 96: Nat’l Parks (Yellowstone) 97: Autumn Trilogy (Scarlet Oak)

2023-08-26 I’ve just learned the formidable Otoliths has ended its run after seventy issues. Few lit mags …

2023-07-31 A poem of mine, “Four Lessons” has just appeared in the fabulous Guesthouse. Many thanks to Jane …

2023-07-27 Now might be a good time to sign up for my (infrequent) newsletter, Three Things.

2023-07-22 Last, next. 95: Great Lakes (Huron) 96: Nat’l Parks (Yellowstone)

2023-07-21 Fool. The reason why the seven stars are no more than seven is a pretty reason. Lear. Because they …

2023-07-02 What I finished reading in June.

2023-06-04 What I finished reading in April & May (spoiler: not much).

2023-05-08 Last, next. 94: Kraft Plus (Wednesday Red) 95: Great Lakes (Huron)

2023-04-20 Now playing:

2023-04-08 Another bookmark just resurfaced, this time from Blue Whale in Charlottesville, where I spent some …

2023-04-04 Last, next. 93: Signs of Spring (Ghost Flower) 94: Kraft Plus (Wednesday Red)

2023-04-01 Now playing:

2023-03-29 What I finished reading in February & March.

2023-03-17 What? A newsletter? Does the world really need another one of these? Don’t worry! Mine is obscure, …

2023-03-16 Now Playing:

2023-03-11 Oh look, that’s me reading some poems at the above/ground press 2023 AWP (unofficial) offsite …

2023-03-09 Twenty Years On March 3rd, 2003, this quote by Walter Ong was my first post on a long-dead …

2023-03-08 I have at times heard people, perhaps in an attempt to be clever, point out that the TV show M∗A∗S∗H …

2023-03-03 Now Playing:

2023-03-03 Oh look, it’s Bandcamp Friday again.

2023-02-28 Happy 50th to Gravity’s Rainbow.

2023-02-19 Now Playing:

2023-02-19 Season Cycle

2023-02-18 Last, next. 92: Kraft (graph) 93: Signs of Spring (Ghost Flower)

2023-02-12 Now Playing: Released on this day 41 years ago.

2023-02-11 Let me remind you that it’s always possible that tomorrow, all of Sappho’s poems might turn up …

2023-02-11 When it comes to Covid, I’m starting to feel like a final girl.

2023-02-10 Now playing:

2023-02-09 Ah ha! The mystery package arrived yesterday afternoon, two days early. I had managed, eventually, …

2023-02-08 Now playing:

2023-02-05 Nothing like receiving a shipment notification for something you bought so long ago, you don’t …

2023-02-04 If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have …

2023-02-04 She sang the song very softly: I do not like the way you slide, I do not like your soft inside, I …

2023-02-04 Happiness can be unsettling, like catching a baby that someone has thrown out of a window. —Russell …

2023-02-04 Russell Hoban, Riddley Walker: Its some kynd of thing it aint us but yet its in us. Its looking out …

2023-02-04 …swimming, swimming, the eye held by the sun, no sharks in the mind, nothing in the mind. …

2023-01-31 What I finished reading in January.

2023-01-24 The Children of Tantalus

2023-01-03 Last, next. 91: Snowy Evening (15,902) 92: Kraft (graph)

2022-12-21 My wife and I met twenty-nine years ago today. I was invited over to a friend’s apartment to meet …

2022-12-15 Now playing:

2022-12-15 A snowy morning, and a snowy day ahead.

2022-12-14 Something just happened and, honestly, it’s taken me a few days for the reality of it to sink …

2022-12-13 I spent the better part of 1992 through 1994 writing thousands of lines in iambic pentameter. Maybe …

2022-12-13 It’s a Wayne Shorter evening.

2022-12-12 “I Am Spartacus!”

2022-12-12 Discarded email drafts account for probably 99% of everything I’ve ever written in my entire life.

2022-12-02 Now playing:

2022-11-30 This morning, my mind is like, um, it’s like, oh what’s the word? Something fancy and cool. And …

2022-11-29 RIP Tom Phillips.

2022-11-28 Well. Isn’t that just some of the best news I can’t tell anyone yet.

2022-11-23

2022-11-23 Now playing:

2022-11-21 Crescent moon through bare branches out my kitchen window this morning, unphotographable.

2022-11-19 Now playing:

2022-11-18 Last, next. 90: Pitch Black (lined) 91: Snowy Evening (15,902)

2022-11-17 Laszlo will have to wait. Tomorrow will be beyond imagining.

2022-11-15 Now playing:

2022-11-14 Cheer Up, You Melancholy Dane! We just bought our tickets for the Guthrie’s production of Hamlet in …

2022-11-12 Now playing:

2022-11-12 The books I brought with me, in case you were curious. (The Midgley is a reread.)

2022-11-12 My wife and I will be out running errands all morning, so — of course — I’ll have three books with …

2022-11-11 Now playing:

2022-11-10 Now playing:

2022-11-10 Covid test? Negative. Feel like crap? Positive.

2022-11-09 Now playing:

2022-11-08 The total lunar eclipse is in turn eclipsed by the solid cloud cover.

2022-11-06 Today, I had to abandon a book on a topic I’ve been obsessed with for many years. The book is …

2022-11-05 Now playing:

2022-11-04 Now playing: Esmerine, If Only A Sweet Surrender Be True

2022-11-03 Now playing:

2022-11-02 Now playing:

2022-11-01 What I finished reading in October.

2022-10-31 First Halloween in our new house. Our neighbors say they haven’t had any trick-or-treaters at …

2022-10-25 Wellstone!

2022-10-14 A Day in the Life. 14 October 2022, 07:30 CDT. Saint Paul, Minnesota. Waking up to the first snow of …

2022-10-07

2022-10-04 Seventy-eight years ago today, one of the two men I was named after was murdered by the Nazis. His …

2022-10-02 🔥 It’s the third night in a row we’ve had a fire in our fireplace since getting it inspected and …

2022-10-01 What I finished reading in September.

2022-09-26 Apparently, some foolish press has committed the grave tactical error of accepting a manuscript of …

2022-09-25 Visiting the parents last week. Remember, death is beautiful when you wear it like a maple.

2022-09-23 Just hanging out downtown with Bob. Positively… Fifth Street? Well, close enough. I’m a few blocks …

2022-09-21 Last, next. 89: Great Lakes (Michigan) 90: Pitch Black (lined)

2022-09-17 Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own: …the beauty of the world which is so soon to …

2022-09-16 Information, Imagination Lewis Thomas, “Information,” The Lives of a Cell: The solitary wasp, …

2022-09-15 John Ruskin: The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and tell …

2022-09-14 Spinoza (trns Elwes): Men would never be superstitious if they could govern all their circumstances …

2022-09-13 Education in a Republic Richard Hofstadter, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life: Anyone who …

2022-09-12 I found this in a used book I bought recently. The bookstore is still around. (Original series here, …

2022-09-12 Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day (pp 1000–01): “We will buy it all up,” making the expected arm …

2022-09-11 Something I wrote a few years ago: The Magical Powers of a New Shirt: on The West Wing, 9/11, …

2022-09-11 Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: Sam said nothing. The look on Frodo’s face was enough for him; he …

2022-09-10 We attended a truly joyous concert last night. It was an absolutely perfect program for the opening …

2022-09-10 Toni Morrison (via): We have to stop loving our horror stories. Joyce’s Ulysses was rejected …

2022-09-09 Alison Gopnik (via): But here’s Hume’s really great idea: Ultimately, the metaphysical foundations …

2022-09-08 Joseph Brodsky: When hit by boredom, let yourself be crushed by it; submerge, hit bottom. In …

2022-09-07 Barbara Tuchman, Practicing History: …I take notes on four-by-six index cards, reminding myself …

2022-09-06 Ursula K. Le Guin: The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and …

2022-09-05 Lewis Thomas, “The Long Habit,” in The Lives of a Cell: In a recent study of the reaction to dying …

2022-09-04 Ernie Fontaine, Lodge 49: What’s the use of living forever if you’re all alone on a Sunday.

2022-09-03 Brian Eno: With tools, we crave intimacy. This appetite for emotional resonance explains why users …

2022-09-01 CG Jung: If there were no imperfections, no primordial defect in the ground of creation, why should …

2022-08-31 Emily & Amelia Nagoski, Burnout: Science is the best idea humanity has ever had. It’s a …

2022-08-31 Always do the more difficult thing. —Wittman Ah Sing (Maxine Hong Kingston, Tripmaster Monkey)

2022-08-30 What I finished reading in August.

2022-08-30 Cold Mountain (trns Red Pine): disappointed impoverished scholars know the limits of hunger and …

2022-08-29 🎙️ I’m this week’s guest on Micro Monday podcast series. I know, I know: fifty-four …

2022-08-29 I returned the Netgear router I bought last week. Half the speed of the thing it replaced, dead …

2022-08-29 I just cancelled my Netflix account after being a member for eighteen years. The end of an era.

2022-08-29 Walter Ong, Orality & Literacy: To say writing is artificial is not to condemn it but to praise …

2022-08-28 Octavio Paz, On Poets and Others: Even “having no meaning” is a way of meaning. The absurd is one …

2022-08-27 I’ve been thinking that the most difficult thing to do is convince someone that two things — any two …

2022-08-27 Jim Harrison, The Road Home: With age one loses all sense of the supposed inevitability of art and …

2022-08-25 Adam Zagajewski, A Defense of Ardor: Some authors flog consumerist society with the aid of irony; …

2022-08-24 I stopped in at the used bookstore again today, to sell a box of books — and stumbled on another …

2022-08-24 Helen Waddell, The Wandering Scholars: There is no beginning, this side of the classics, to a …

2022-08-23 GK Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: The poor have been rebels, but they have never been …

2022-08-22 Jorge Luis Borges: A man sets himself the task of drawing the world. As the years pass, he fills …

2022-08-21 Caesura

2022-08-21 Elvis Costello, King of America liner notes (Ryko reissue, 1995): The essential difference between …

2022-08-20 This just turned up in an old book. Later replaced by Borders, which also closed (sometime in the …

2022-08-20 Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow: Don’t forget the real business of war is buying and …

2022-08-19 Virginia Heffernan (via): “Let’s get out of here” addresses itself to the anxiety of an earlier …

2022-08-18 J.A. Baker, The Peregrine: Predators overcome their prey by the exploitation of weaknesses rather …

2022-08-17

2022-08-17 Brian Eno: Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will …

2022-08-16 WS Merwin, Introduction to Second Four Books of Poems: …poetry like speech itself is made out of …

2022-08-15 Judith Shklar, Ordinary Vices: Far from being an amoral free-for-all, liberalism is, in fact, …

2022-08-13 J.A. Baker, The Peregrine: To be recognized and accepted by a peregrine you must wear the same …

2022-08-12 I was thinking about the early days of blogging, and remembered an old post from 2003. I reposted it …

2022-08-12 Birthday week acquisitions. Not a bad haul. (Over half were used bookstore serendipities.)

2022-08-10 It’s one thing to find a book signed by the poet in a used bookstore— —but then to notice there’s a …

2022-08-10 Thirty-five years with this machine.

2022-08-06 Phrasing Just now, over my morning coffee, I’ve been listening to an album from the 70s, deep …

2022-08-06 Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow: In one of these streets, in the morning fog, plastered over two …

2022-08-01 Last, next. 88: Wednesday Blue 89: Great Lakes (Michigan) Starting with Lake Michigan, since I was …

2022-07-31 🔗 Ken Knabb’s situationist archive is now housed in the Beinecke Library at Yale.

2022-07-31 What I finished reading in July.

2022-07-31 Some years ago, when I was young and impressionable, a knowledgeable academic said to me, “There are …

2022-07-29 Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities: When human affairs reach, in truth and in …

2022-07-26 Joseph Brodsky: Pushkin called translators “the post-horses of enlightenment.” If we take this …

2022-07-12 “Says I to myself” should be the motto of my journal. It is fatal to the writer to be too much …

2022-07-04 Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Questions) 1991

2022-06-25 This just turned up in an old book. Long gone. The Aster Café is there now. (Original series here, …

2022-06-21 Do you live in Minnesota? Find out what’s under your house.

2022-06-21 Last, next. 87: Nat’l Parks (Sequoia) 88: Wednesday Blue

2022-06-17 Sharks, Desks, and Roadrunners

2022-06-17 Bonus! Now that this rare series has been reissued on DVD, be sure to check out the bonus disc of …

2022-06-17 1: Never rebroadcast since its original airing, it’s the genre-defying pilot, in which people say …

2022-06-17 4: In this week’s musical episode, Hal Holbrook, fresh off his Tony award-winning run as the …

2022-06-17 2: In this exciting episode, groundbreaking in its use of CGI, I answer the question, “What poets …

2022-06-17 5: It’s the shocking season finale! To raise funds to save our gang’s favorite hang-out from …

2022-06-17 And here is the third post in my ongoing poetry mini interview. In this “very special” episode — …

2022-06-17 In the spring of 2021, I participated in the ongoing — and truly wonderful — Poetry Mini Interview …

2022-06-16 Q: Why was he doubly irritated? A: Because he had forgotten and because he remembered that he had …

2022-06-13 A poem of mine, Time & Times, has just appeared at the always wonderful Selcouth Station. …

2022-06-09

2022-05-26 Spiders, spiders, spiders.

2022-05-12 Ants, wasps, beetles.

2022-05-12 Foggy morning after a very stormy night.

2022-05-11 Last, next. 86: Signs of Spring (Contra Costa Goldfields) 87: Nat’l Parks (Sequoia)

2022-05-08 Happy 85th to Thomas Pynchon! I’m not going out today (too much to do at home) so here’s a photo …

2022-05-08 It’s been a busy week.

2022-04-30 Goodbye, tiny apartment.

2022-04-26 Culture or delusion: the distinction, often, rests on how many people share it.

2022-04-25 My Actor’s Nightmare

2022-04-13 Rabbits, thunder, red squirrels.

2022-04-08 Fox, spiders, finches.

2022-04-08 After six years on a shelf, my old Olivetti has a room of its own.

2022-04-06 Sleet, grey squirrels, geese.

2022-04-05 “We are difficult. Human beings are difficult. We’re difficult to ourselves, we’re difficult to each …

2022-03-29 Birch, crow, maple.

2022-03-28 Coyote, woodpeckers, bald eagles.

2022-03-26 Learning the Right Thing from the Wrong Person Margaret Renkl, NY Times: …we profoundly …

2022-03-24 Robins, cardinals, red-winged blackbirds.

2022-03-24 We just moved into our house.

2022-03-20 Last, next. 85: Mile Marker (Arrow) 86: Signs of Spring (Contra Costa Goldfields)

2022-03-09 Keep Ithaka always in your mind. Arriving there is what you’re destined for. But don’t hurry the …

2022-03-08

2022-03-08 We just bought a house.

2022-02-16 Last, next. 84: United States of Letterpress (Full Circle Press) 85: Mile Marker (Arrow)

2022-01-17 A poem of mine, Walls, has just appeared at Autumn Sky Poetry Daily.

2022-01-14 A poem of mine, Demiurge, is available now in Issue 6 of Wine Cellar Press. It’s a hay(na)ku, a …

2022-01-14 Last, next. 83: Snowy Evening (15,901) 84: United States of Letterpress (Full Circle Press)

2022-01-01 Jim Dodge, from the Foreword, The Gary Snyder Reader: The last question came from a young man who …

2021-12-31 Henry Adams, The Education: All New York was demanding new men, and all the new forces, condensed …

2021-12-08 Last, next. 82: Pitch Black (lined) 83: Snowy Evening (15,901)

2021-10-18 Last, next. 81: Autumn Trilogy (Maple) 82: Pitch Black (lined) The orange was just too jarring for …

2021-10-15 I’m pleased that a strange old sonnet of mine has found a home in the newest issue of the excellent …

2021-10-11 Last, next. 80: Trailhead (PCT) 81: Autumn Trilogy (Maple)

2021-10-04 Seventy-seven years ago today, one of the two men I was named after was murdered by the Nazis, his …

2021-09-05 I found this in a book I just pulled off the shelf. The website is still live, mostly, but it …

2021-09-04 Last, next. 79: 50 (Grass Stain) 80: Trailhead (PCT)

2021-08-20 Bachelard, The Poetics of Space: If we were to give the imagination its due in the philosophical …

2021-08-20 I found this yesterday in, I’m guessing, the book that I bought there in the spring of 2001. A …

2021-08-04 Last, next. 78: Nat’l Parks (Great Smoky Mtns) 79: 50 (Grass Stain)

2021-08-01 “The Light’s Agitation,” a poem sequence I wrote in the late ’90s has just …

2021-07-22 This morning, I went inside a bookstore for the first time since January 2020. I picked up part of …

2021-07-07 A very old poem of mine, called Elegy, was published today in the “inaugural expo” of Cool Rock …

2021-06-25 Last, next. 77: United States of Letterpress (Erin Beckloff) 78: Nat’l Parks (Great Smoky Mtns)

2021-06-17 🔗 Building Ages in NL “A Dutch data engineer wanted to find out the age of the building his son …

2021-06-04 Laurie Anderson, Spending the War Without You: I have to tell you: in theses lectures, I’m not …

2021-05-10 Last, next. 76: Kraft (graph) 77: United States of Letterpress (Erin Beckloff)

2021-04-25 Variations on the 10-Minute Spill

2021-04-23 Here is the last part of my poetry mini interview. It’s the shocking season finale! To save our …

2021-04-16 The fourth part in my poetry mini interview is up. In this week’s musical episode, Hal Holbrook — …

2021-04-15 Can Poetry Be Taught?

2021-04-09 And here is the third post in my ongoing poetry mini interview. In this “very special” episode — …

2021-04-02 Last, next. 75: Letterpress (Genghis Kern) 76: Kraft (graph)

2021-04-02 The second installment in my five-part “poetry mini interview” has just been posted. In this …

2021-03-27 What if you asked me a question and I just asked another question in reply? Or a bunch of questions? …

2021-03-21 Another just surfaced. (Original series here, with subsequent discoveries here.)

2021-02-21 The last time I was in a bookstore was 55 weeks ago. Since then, I’ve bought every book online, most …

2021-02-21 Last, next. 74: Nat’l Parks (Rainier) 75: Letterpress (Genghis Kern)

2021-01-20 Last, next. 73: Nat’l Parks (Denali) 74: Nat’l Parks (Rainier)

2021-01-19 A poem of mine, Polly, is up at Autumn Sky Poetry Daily. I was especially pleased that the editor …

2021-01-18 Here’s another straggler that just surfaced. (Original series here, with subsequent discoveries …

2021-01-09 Here’s another bookmark that just turned up. I remember it being cluttered and tousled, the sort of …

2020-12-31 A poem of mine, Thighbones, Clay, is up at Eunoia Review.

2020-12-12 Another entry in the intermittently active Bookmarks series. This is actually a receipt not a …

2020-12-05 Sixty years ago today, one of the two men I was named after — my Opa Nicolaas — dropped dead …

2020-11-26 Last, next. 72: United States of Letterpress (Starshaped Press) 73: Nat’l Parks (Denali)

2020-11-24 A late entry to the Bookmark project. I pulled a book off the shelf just now and stumbled on this: …

2020-11-22 Well, it’s 8:45 on a Sunday night. Time to drink too much wine, revise old poems until they’re …

2020-11-16 My (Small Press) Writing Day

2020-10-31 How I Build Things

2020-10-22 Last, next. 71: Autumn Trilogy (Elm) 72: United States of Letterpress (Starshaped Press)

2020-10-14 A Day in the Life Minneapolis, 05:30 CDT How I begin every morning tea for her coffee and the blank …

2020-09-18 Last, next. 70: Kraft (lined) 71: Autumn Trilogy (Elm)

2020-08-12 Last, next. 69: Nat’l Parks (Acadia) 70: Kraft (lined)

2020-07-09 Last, next. 68: Mile Marker (Deer) 69: Nat’l Parks (Acadia) The Acadia is yar.

2020-06-11 Last, next. 67: Wednesday Green 68: Mile Marker (Deer)

2020-05-25 Perloff’s Blurb

2020-05-08 If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers. —Thomas …

2020-05-07 Last, next. 66: Coastal (Chesapeake) 67: Wednesday Green

2020-05-04 Six Zoom Meetings Before Lunch

2020-04-09 Last, next. 65: Nat’l Parks (Yosemite) 66: Coastal (Chesapeake)

2020-04-04 My Plan for National Poetry Month

2020-02-22 A reminder of one of the many, many reasons why I left Oregon. From the New York Times, 21 Feb 2020: …

2020-02-18 Last, next. 64: Nat’l Parks (Zion) 65: Nat’l Parks (Yosemite)

2020-02-05 Jim Lehrer’s Rules of Journalism » Do nothing I cannot defend. Do not distort, lie, slant, or hype. …

2020-02-02 Credulous, Cowardly, and Vicious David Bentley Hart (via): The 2016 U.S. election proved that, even …

2020-01-06 Last, next. 63: Shenandoah (Maple) 64: Nat’l Parks (Zion)

2019-12-12 Until the End of the World

2019-11-29 Last, next. 62: Shenandoah (Oak) 63: Shenandoah (Maple)

2019-11-09 At more or less this moment, 30 years ago, I walked into Chris & Dave’s dorm room to see who was …

2019-10-29 Last, next. 61: Shenandoah (Birch) 62: Shenandoah (Oak)

2019-10-21 Key Master of Brainerd.

2019-09-26 I wrote a haiku, and twenty-eight years later, I finally published it. (Thanks to @Patti for blowing …

2019-09-20 Last, next. 60: MN Yellow 61: Shenandoah (Birch)

2019-09-10 The Path to Nothing Gilbert Seldes, The Stammering Century: But it is almost impossible to believe …

2019-08-08 Last, next. 59: Mile Marker (Stars) 60: MN Yellow

2019-07-06 Last, next. 58: Mile Marker (Arrow) 59: Mile Marker (Stars)

2019-05-27 Last, next. 57: Coastal (LA) 58: Mile Marker (Arrow)

2019-05-06 Last, next. 56: Wednesday Green 57: Coastal (LA)

2019-03-25 On Poetry and Bullshit

2019-03-24 Last, next. 55: Kraft (graph) 56: Wednesday Green

2019-03-10 So sorry that Sixth Chamber closed for good today. Here are two bookmarks. One is from the mid 90s, …

2019-02-26 Facts & Opinions

2019-02-21 Hannah Arendt (via): Just as terror, even in its pre-total, merely tyrannical form ruins all …

2019-02-19 Last, next. 54: Kraft (lined) 55: Kraft (graph)

2019-02-18 Isaac Bashevis Singer (via): Of course I believe in free will. I have no choice.

2019-02-09 On Creative Longevity It seems that two qualities are necessary if a great artist is to remain …

2019-01-21 Ken Levine: James Garner was very self-effacing. On acting he once said: “I’m a Methodist, but not …

2019-01-08 Last, next. 53: Clandestine (A) 54: Kraft (lined)

2019-01-06 “Finished” Begins

2019-01-04 These books arrived for xmas this year. No poetry? No. I have sixty-eight books of poetry on my TBR …

2018-12-17 Michael Pye, The Edge of the World: …We’ve seen how plague became the reason, just like terrorism …

2018-12-12 Last, next. 52: Shenandoah (Maple) 53: Clandestine (A) (I apparently missed taking a succession …

2018-10-12 Last, next. 50: Shenandoah (Birch) 51: Shenandoah (Oak)

2018-10-09 William the Silent: One need not hope in order to undertake, nor succeed in order to persevere.

2018-09-19 Last, next. 49: MN Red 50: Shenandoah (Birch)

2018-09-02 Being shy, an introvert, an HSP, and having social anxiety are four quite distinct (if sometimes …

2018-09-02 On Morning Pages

2018-09-01 How Mad Men Should Have Ended

2018-08-21 Some reflections on “When Leaders become Followers” There was an excellent piece this morning by …

2018-08-19 Last, next. 48: MN Blue 49: MN Red

2018-08-11 Nameless Decades

2018-07-16 Last, next. 47: Wednesday Blue 48: MN Blue

2018-06-23 Drake’s Equation & the Church

2018-05-07 Last, next. 45: Coastal (SF) 46: Kraft (lined)

2018-04-08 Last, next. 44: Kraft (lined) 45: Coastal (SF)

2018-03-28 Afternoon light.

2018-02-27 Last, next. Kraft Lined. 43, 44.

2018-01-21 Last, next. 42: Pitch Black 43: Kraft (lined) My first Lined Kraft since the first pack back in …

2017-12-29 Last, next. 41: Shenandoah (Maple) 42: Pitch Black (new style)

2017-11-25 Last, next. 40: Shenandoah (Oak) 41: Shenandoah (Maple)

2017-11-01 Otoliths Some poems of mine have just appeared at Otoliths.

2017-10-19 Last, next. 39: Shenandoah (Birch) 40: Shenandoah (Oak) 40a: Dime Novel (as my “ongoing” poetry …

2017-09-20 Last, next. 38: MN Blue 39: Shenandoah (Birch)

2017-08-20 Last, next. 37: Pitch Black 38: MN Blue (Last of the original order from almost exactly three years …

2017-07-20 Last, next. 36, 37. (These are the first two of the new-style Pitch Black)

2017-06-14 Last, next. 35: Two Rivers 36: Pitch Black Fun facts: This is the last Two Rivers, and the first …

2017-05-25 Last, next. 34: Chicago 35: Two Rivers (Last of both.)

2017-05-05 Last, next. 33: Two Rivers 34: Chicago Finishing the Two Rivers early: the staples, as always, were …

2017-04-21 Last, next. 32, 33. (Only one more Two Rivers after these two… Saving one of my favorites for …

2017-03-20 Last, next. 31: Chicago 32: Two Rivers

2017-02-11 Last, next. 30: Pitch Black 31: Chicago

2017-01-11 Last, next. 29: Snowblind 30: Pitch Black

2016-12-21 Last, next. 28: Two Rivers 29: Snowblind

2016-11-21 Last, next. 27: Pitch Black 28: Two Rivers

2016-11-03 Vote Early, Vote Often!

2016-10-09 Last, next. 26: Chicago 27: Pitch Black (Also pictured, a black and silver Zebra Sarasa.)

2016-09-08 Last, next. 25: MN Yellow 26: Chicago (Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago)

2016-08-03 Last, next. 24: MN Red 25: MN Yellow

2016-07-08 Last, next. 23: Two Rivers 24: MN Red

2016-06-18 Last, next. 22–23: Two Rivers

2016-05-24 Last, next. 21: Pitch Black 22: Two Rivers (The previous succession is missing: 20 Pitch Black to 21 …

2016-03-30 First and last afternoons. 1 July 2011 at 1:30pm: 30 March 2016 at 2:35pm:

2016-03-09 Last, next. 19: Shenandoah (Oak) 20: Pitch Black

2016-01-26 Last, next. 18: Snowblind 19: Shenandoah (Oak)

2016-01-07 Last, next. 17: Shenandoah (Maple) 18: Snowblind (Snowblind is only a day old, but I’ve already …

2015-12-02 Last, next. 16: Shenandoah (Birch) 17: Shenandoah (Maple)

2015-10-31 Last, next. 15: Two Rivers 16: Shenandoah (Birch)

2015-09-26 Last, next. 14: MN Blue 15: Two Rivers

2015-08-15 Last, next. State Fair time soon. Moving on to the Blue Ribbon (#14) even though I’m only 2/3 …

2011-02-10 Up

2010-11-07 Daylight What time is it, really? Our laptops, checking in with the atomic clock, updated their …

2010-11-07 Starlight As we leave the urban sprawls behind us in the east, the sky is once again a fact rather …

2010-11-06 Names on the Land My bring-along book for this trip has been the majestic Names on the Land, by …

2010-11-06 Rock Springs Twelve hours on the road, ten hours driving. The headwinds dropped, the land levelled …

2010-11-05 Miles As we drove north to pick up I-80 outside Cheyenne today, we finally returned to a familiar …

2010-11-04 Kansas We are in Salina, Kansas, hoping to make it somewhere near Denver. After a few days on the …

2010-11-03 Independence Hello from a Starbucks in Independence, Missouri. We are making both better and worse …

2010-11-02 Day 1 (part 2) Well, we made it. Cambridge, Ohio. Our first really full day of driving. Too much of …

2010-11-01 Day 1 (part 1) We only made it as far as eastern Pennsylvania Saturday night, and we decided to stay …

2010-10-31 Sur la Route We made it: we got on the road with a van packed literally to the roof. Did we say …

2010-10-23 Oregon Trail 2010 A week from this evening, we hope to be in a hotel somewhere in Ohio, our first …

2010-10-12 Hestur Meet Hestur, our main transport for the upcoming emigration: It’s a 1999 Ford E150 …

2007-04-12 No Damn Cat

2007-01-01 Quo Vadimus

2006-12-29 Shiny Things

2006-12-06 Chron Job

2006-12-05 All-Night DJ

2006-11-26 “It’s…”

2006-11-25 Time

2006-10-22 Eleven Twenty

2006-09-11 Blackout

2006-09-01 A New Sort of European

2006-08-05 Stand-up Tragic

2006-07-21 We Await...

2006-06-26 Sahha

2006-06-09 Keep Cool but Care

2006-06-03 In the Zone

2006-05-19 Notices

2006-05-13 Rocketman Was Here

2006-03-24 Surrender to Destiny

2006-02-10 Have a Pancake

2006-01-30 The Midterm

2006-01-28 Timing

2005-12-17 “This guy’s walking down the street when he falls in a hole.” The news of John Spencer’s death …

2005-12-04 First Snowfall

2005-08-30 Young Girls in Flower

2005-08-23 Proust Update

2005-08-08 The Plunge

2005-06-12 Poetry and Shock

2005-05-08 On the Hay(na)ku form

2005-02-13 Furthering the Discussion

2004-11-24 I have been trying for many years to move away from writing out of anger or turmoil, from a place of …

2004-11-01 Dead Heat

2004-10-12 Jewels and Binoculars

2004-06-24 Empty the room to see the room. Strain against voice to discover voice.

2003-12-30 Lew Welch reminds us that while doing something utterly necessary and ordinary, we should pause for …

2003-08-14 Drive My Car

2003-04-16 The Style of Their Epoch

2003-03-12 This Way to the Egress!

2003-03-06 The Tracery of a Pattern I am crawling slowly through Invisible Cities. It reads like so many prose …

2003-03-03 Walter Ong, Orality & Literacy: The personal diary is a very late literary form, in effect …