Deep in Cascadia

Huge thanks to Adelia MacWilliam, Danika Dinsmore, Dominick DellaSala and all the attendees and participants at the first Deep in Cascadia Poetics Retreat in Cumberland, BC. Special thanks to Andrew Engelson of Cascadia Magazine for  writing about the event: A...

Cascadia Talk in Nanaimo, Retreat

It’s been over five years since I published Why Cascadia, Why Poetry? In it I make the case for bioregionalism and poetry as part of a response to the decline of democracy in the United States, combined with the decline of the health of the planetary biosphere....

Cascadia Poetry Festival in Cumberland

In August 2014, I attended the Subud World Congress in Puebla, Mexico. It was my first World Congress and it was life-changing. While there I was urged to get involved in the Subud International Cultural Association and attended a few meetings as a new Chair was...

Cascadia IV (I Did Not Build That)

I’m thinking of the controversy from an event during the 2012 U.S. Presidential campaign. It’s the You Didn’t Build That notion and was the response by less conscious people about the nature of how things get done, even in (especially in) a country...