Cascadian Spirituality

I should not have been so naïve to think a post that referenced religion would have gone by without someone reacting as if I’d just stabbed a pig. But add Facebook and the culture of narcissism and you get camps and an internet sh*tstorm. What I get though, is...

After The Japanese 37-40

I’m going over the manuscript of these poems written last year, a few at a time, and marveling at how prolific was one weekend retreat in Marblemount, Washington. Set and setting, eh? Using each of the 100 poems of the classic Japanese anthology as a prompt, or...

The Sacramental Aspect of Habitation

“And that is what a poet Is, children, one who creates Sacramental relationships That last always.” – Kenneth Rexroth Aside from the signature, this is how Rexroth ended his epistle “Letter to William Carlos Williams.” And while this statement seems to me to...

Happy Birthday Danika Dinsmore

A happy birthday today to SPLAB Co-Founder Danika Dale Dinsmore, who co-founded the SPLAB project with me in 1997 (not to be confused with the organization that now uses SPLAB as its name.) In her honor I went to an anagram-generator to find ideas for this Present...