Wildcrafting Seward Park

You think of the term “gardener” and something mild is evoked, perhaps an older person, but use the term “wildcrafter” and something subversive is suggested, perhaps with links to paganism. Yet there we were, one recent rainy Thursday in Seward...

Hillman City Haibun 3 (Seattle Smells)

Just back from Miami where I had the good fortune to have access to the great Cuban poet José Kozer and do an interview, which I am working on getting posted here in a modified version as we await the transcription of the 2.5 hours of conversation. But was struck by...

Hillman City Haibun 2 (Pink Floyd)

Pink Floyd, Soldier Field, June 19, 1977, Chicago, IL. One estimate suggests the crowd was 95,000 people. This is likely the largest concert attendance at a show I’ve ever attended, although there was a concert that summer also at Soldier Field with Ted Nugent,...

Hillman City Haibun_1-(Dead_Cat_Magnet)

2014 was not an easy year over on Lucile Street. My cat Zappa died March 30. Meredith’s beloved Tupelo died on October 17 and Mer was entrusted to care for a neighbor’s elderly cat over the holidays. I bet you can guess what’s coming. In one way...