My Wild Life

I rediscovered this stream-of-consciousness, wanting-to-be-a-poem essay that I wrote in 2016. It was in a file folder on my computer. Seems like a LONG time ago. But wow—the memories. UPDATE 5/28/2021. Located the submission details in Submittable. My Wild Life was submitted in February 2016 to the Pacific Northwest Writers Assn’s Adult Short Topics, and […]

This Is Where It Began

This is The Farm. One-hundred acres of wild woods and domesticated fields. A couple dozen milk cows, two draft horses, two pigs, twelve+ rabbits, twelve-odd laying hens, twenty-four ducks, one billy goat, one barn cat named Jasper, and one mongrel dog named Skippy. And four barefoot kids. “I have always loved wild places. I grew […]

Earth Day 2018

Earth Day 2018 Coffee. Walnuts, banana, cheddar cheese. Journal. Coffee. Email. Coffee. Coffee. Feed pets. Gardening trousers, wooly socks, Black Dog t-shirt, 20+year-old Coolibar hat, ancient Merrills. leather gloves. Basket, trowel, hand fork, weeder, wheel barrow, kneeler. Kneel, dig, pull, gather, worm, smile, sun. Move, dig, pull, gather, smile. Greenhouse, bonemeal, potash, pour. Garden, bonemeal, […]