After the Japanese 29-32

Today, the next segment of the 100 poems written using each poem in the classic Japanese poetry anthology (Ogura Hyakunin Isshu (小倉百人一首)) as a prompt. These were also written at a short retreat at the Marblemount cabin of Gerry Cook and Hannah Sullivan about one year...

After The Japanese 25-28

In this stretch of the project of writing inspired by the classic Japanese poetry anthology, I start in memory and move to the time about a year ago when I was the guest of Gerry Cook and Hannah Sullivan. Gerry was a longtime ranger at North Cascades National Park and...

Habib in Seattle, Part Deux

We left off with El Habib Louai’s first sushi experience with Sam Hamill and his daughter Eron and I at Sakura in Burlington. (See this post.) Monday (8.12.13) Habib got to go thrift shopping with my wife Meredith, a thrift store expert and fan of the song of...