523. Body, Speech, Mind

In this poem from the 2015 August Poetry Postcard Fest the fact I was reading Philip Whalen’s biography is reflected and because of that some Buddhist notions. Other factors include a touch of Subud cosmology and more of my summer 2015 fascination...

Ancestry Includes Chiefs

One of the truly remarkable gifts in the information age is the access to ancestral information. Within the last year I started an account with the Geni.com and in the last week my Brother Andrew dug up some information that affirms what has long been a myth, but...

Bernie & Your HN’s Political Compass

For friends not on Facebook, your humble narrator continues to wade through the social media slop so you don’t have to. A couple of nuggets today: First is this little test to determine where you fall in terms of the political spectrum. A little old-fashioned,...

Sam Hamill Interview, Notes on Cascadia 3 (Malpais)

The last Malpais Review is out and like most literary initiatives on this here continent, it went as far as their Publisher/Editor Gary Brower could take it. I am fortunate enough, thanks to Amalio Madueño, to have two pieces in the journal. One is a review of the...

522. More Recreation

Written in the heat of the recent Bernus Interruptus, which I witnessed and which my report of (I think) resulted in the loss of one postcard participant. The bloqueo reference is the Cuban economic embargo which has been quite punishing to the people of the country...