Unconventional Nelson

10.20.2018 – I told the UPS clerk my Mom’s first name was unconventional. #AmericanSentences When Bhakti and I were in Chicago last September, my Ma, Lesbia Nelson, was having lower back pain and so I offered some of my CBD salve. She tried it and loved it so I...

American Prophets Pre-Sales

SPLAB turns 25 on December 14, 2018, and we’ll be celebrating in the town where SPLAB was founded, Auburn, Washington, the former Slaughter. I am asking readers of this blog and supporters of SPLAB’s work to consider pre-ordering a copy of a book featuring...

Paul E. Nelson Sr. Dead at 85

Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on December 27, 1928, Paul Everett Nelson Senior died today in his sleep in his home on the Northwest Side of Chicago at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife, Lesbia M.P.R. de Nelson, his children, Paul Jr, Andrew Glenn, Barbara...

Happy 84th Pop

My Dad, Paul Everett Nelson Senior, is 84 today, December 27, 2012. A few years ago I wrote a haibun that started as one of my reminiscences of a couple of our early experiences at Comiskey Park, the home of our beloved White Sox until 1990. Happy Birthday Pop! Link...