Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation

oIs it Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Appreciation? Can you tell the difference? Is close reading dead? The issue of cultural appropriation has flared up in the last ten days or so thanks to The Writer’s Union of Canada and syndicated conservative columnist...

Latin American Neo-Baroque

Senses of Distortion (Pablo Baler Interview)Conducted at Cal State University’s Golden Eagle radio station on November 14, 2016. Our thanks to Jasmine Salgado and Golden Eagle radio.) The objective of art is exactly like that of cosmology. Its aim is to...

Cracker Climate Refugees Coming to Cascadia

Was going over last year’s journal entry for this date and came across John Olson’s wonderful birthday poem for me, as well as some of his comments regarding my essay Organic In Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies. He said: Dear Paul, Glad you dug the...

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...