97. Clues From Hell

Part of my journal practice is to read the journal entry from the same day of the previous year. A year ago I was ending my residency at The Lake, the last home of Morris Graves. The Morris Graves Foundation was kind enough to believe my recommendation letters and it...

98. Why Redwings Sing

When asked how my residency at the Lake, the final home of legendary artist Morris Graves, my stock response has been “stunning and miraculous.” I was awarded a residency almost a year ago by the Morris Graves Foundation and had as goals to finish my...

93. The Fog Wet Web

Who could resist the term meteorologist Cliff Mass is using for this deeply socked-in fog situation we find ourselves cutting through here in Seattle? Fogmageddon. Not me. Combine that with the beauty which seems to stand out in the fog around here AND other current...

91. Berber City Poems (For El Habib Louai)

It is a month after El Habib Louai visited Seattle, postcards composed during his visit are appearing on my blog and I am reliving the moments through the poems as if they are happening again. Part of what makes this satisfying is the composition method in which, as...