Monthly Archives: July 2013

sittin’ on the dock of the bay

Okay, there was no dock, and there was no bay, but Otis Redding was on his mind, “wastin’ time” and “watching the tide roll away.” It was late evening, gathering dark, and like Otis the loneliness wouldn’t leave him alone. … Continue reading

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The Book

The first two copies arrived today. Feels like magic to have them in my hands and eyes.

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Return to Boise

Saturday evening we drove down the Malheur River (what a name!), out of the eastern Oregon desert (111 degrees F.), through the Snake River-fed fields of onions and corn and sugar beets and potatoes, into the metropolis of Boise. I … Continue reading

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REPETITIONS has been published!

Punctum Books has published Zarko’s and my book. They did a great job with the covers, using a drawing by Nina Pops. Click here to see their website and to download or buy the book. And it is available on … Continue reading

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Mamac / Bait / Mother: David Albahari’s Novel

David Albahari’s novel appeared in Belgrade in 1996, titled Mamac, and in Peter Agnone’s translation from the Serbian into English, in the US in 2001. The English title, Bait, troubled me to the end. Where’s the bait, I thought as I closed … Continue reading

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Foreword for Wild Rides, Wildflowers

The title promises wild rides and wildflowers; the subtitle announces philosophy and botany with bikes. I’ll let the authors introduce those topics themselves. My task is to provide a little context, especially from the year preceding the events of this … Continue reading

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Ben Abbott Rides the Sluicebox 100

Ben came in third in this race in the mountainous environs of Fairbanks, Alaska. For his account of the race, click here: http://moosedent.blogspot.com/2013/07/sluice-box-100.html The guy must have a tough father!

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