Blue Rivers Writers Gathering

Blue Rivers Writers Gathering

I once attend the the Blue River Writers Gathering, a biannual gathering at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest whose purpose, according to their website, is: to take counsel from each other and from the forest, to deepen our sense of community with other writers and...

Happiness & Spirituality

my friend Jason Wirth is producing a couple of worthwhile events: Happiness & Spirituality How the concept of Gross National Happiness intertwines with Vajrayana Buddhism Lopen Gem Dorji (Gembo) Current Advisor and Former Secretary General of the Central Monk Body...

Elegy for Tahlequah’s Calf

A recent poem of mine was published in Cascadia Magazine. It is dedicated to the “Father of Cascadia” who suggested someone write a poem about this tragic incident. Thank you David McCloskey and Andrew Engelson.

Racist Cascadia?

I was tagged in a Facebook post today because it was related to the concept of Cascadia and due to my work as a bioregionalist in the bioregion known by some as Cascadia. The post by Brian McCracken (who organized the Cascadia Regional Poetry Slam, part of the last...

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...