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American Empire at Sunset Glen

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:14:49 +0000

Down at Sunset Glen, in the palliative care wing, hooked up to a ventricular assist device, American Empire is bitching and moaning about the grey food and the horrible, just horrible, Puerto Rican nurse who keeps scheduling enemas that never happen. But it’s Monday, movie day, and American Empire is pumped to see the home...



When you’re walking

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 17:51:13 +0000

When you’re walking Ogden Point breakwater at sundown, covered in yellow light, watching the silhouette of the Olympic Mountains sharpen under a near-full moon that’s climbing above the Dallas Road cliffs, holding hands with Deb, her palm cool on yours, and you pass a young couple fishing, a small lamp beaming between them as they...



These strangled prayers for peace

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:16:35 +0000

I’m alone on the beach, but for a thousand driftwood friends, some reasonably good throwing rocks, and a cigar for rumination. I’m sitting on an ancient bleached log, blowing Nicaraguan smoke over the Juan de Fuca Strait, worrying about earthquakes, hurricanes and nuclear war. (The word worry, by the way, is a mash-up of some...



Thirty-one years and still we prune

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:14:58 +0000

For years you pruned the wild saskatoons that grew up the lane by the cottage, while I carted the blighted branches, their leaves curled and black, to the fire pit. Spring after spring passed and you widened the circles against decay. Sparrows followed you, the squirrels watched and the frogs across the road sang. And...