Monthly archive for ‘ February, 2012 ’

Absurd Downloading Haikus

15th February 2012 | Closed

Saving everything is an ambitious task for my brain, so, forget. – Absurd downloading is perhaps what we all do inside, everyday. – Absurd downloading haikus save me from really, thinking, about it. – Apparently, four millenniums are full now on the internet. – After all that time, still there is plenty of time for […]

A Tribute to Madeleine L’Engle

11th February 2012 | Closed

At Tara in this fateful hour, I place all Heaven with its power, And the sun with its brightness, And the snow with its whiteness, And the fire with all the strength it hath, And the lightning with its rapid wrath, And the wind with its swiftness along its path, And the sea with its […]

Birds II

9th February 2012 | Closed

  One day I walked into the garage bay that was the fire cache and I spooked a little bird that must have been locked inside the bay all night. The bird immediately flew towards the ceiling and I walked under it, so that the way was clear to the open bay door for it […]

Birds I

6th February 2012 | Closed

Walking to my  car in downtown Knoxville, a red-tailed hawk falls out of the sky, landing on the sidewalk less than three feet in front of me. For a moment I can only stare at the bird, checking in with myself–am I certain that I’m awake? Reality confirmed, I size up the bird–it is a big […]

In Front of the Storm

3rd February 2012 | Closed

      Summer 1998, Montana fire season. We’re high in the Bitterroots, after crossing the Selway River that morning. The storm has been brewing visibly for about four hours, clouds getting puffier and puffier with the July sun and we’ve just made the call to get down and return to camp–fast. Having packed up […]