Monday, January 30, 2023

snow is falling


snow is falling --
it makes a sound
like no other

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

bloginafog: A long time ago


A long time ago
We were reduced
to inventing agriculture
because already
we were too many.



Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Year of the Rabbit

far too often
the carrot and the stick--
Year of the Rabbit


Sunday, January 1, 2023

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

just one


just one that first comes,
then they all fly off together --
winter sparrows



Friday, November 18, 2022

You Can't Get There From Here ... (yet surely it's certain the End is quite near)


What went wrong? After long delays in response, including ignoring a referring health clinic's requests,
I went my way into the portal - and made an appointment myself!
My mistake was to then criticize their "value system" and "threaten" established protocol ...
Prior to this exchange, you couldn't get through to a clinician. Telephone numbers are unlisted, also, pharmacies closed. For several years since, in fact, coinciding with the date they abandoned most Medicaid patient's care. 

My initiative has garnered an ill reward. I'm entirely censored from their board.

For you Europeans who crow about your Public Health and advantage over profit,
the American Medicare Plan is consistently 2/3 of gross annual debt. Unlike Social Security, which can be adjusted, CMS will take us down in impending sovereign default - aren't you, pleased? - although of all the West, we'll be the last man standing.

My apologies for that defeat. Perhaps you'd be more comfortable if you could turn up the heat?

One question remains unanswered, it seems. How many lawyers fill out a Care Team?

Did The Former Soviet Union Experience What Awaits Europe?


Thursday, November 3, 2022



a mob of black cattle
grazes through the fallow --
autumn wind



a thin path


visible now,
a thin path down to the shore --
leaves falling on Lake Mallalieu




Wednesday, November 2, 2022



elections signs,
and morning glories, strung along
the back lot's fence  

Thursday, October 27, 2022



"no more corn"
at the road side stand --
Indian Summer

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Most days, I exhibit a certain lack of concern in my eye ...




... to this day rarely, if ever, to be challenged.

Saturday, July 9, 2022



 Pierce County corn fields --
a little bit raggedy
the closer you get



Saturday, June 18, 2022

Summer moon


summer moon--
a drop of sweat
on Shiki's tanka

Saturday, June 11, 2022




 people in each window--
a lawn freshly mowed
lies between us


U.S., Ukraine expand program to relocate Ukrainians to Japan


Sunday, May 29, 2022




cutting grass --
the shadow of Omicron
close on my heels


thin heat


a war brews
continents away --
 this thin heat

Tuesday, May 17, 2022


blood red moon --
Elon's satellites
mar the night sky      

the oarsman



verdant now, a forest
rises above the banks--
the oarsman
struggling upstream




Saturday, April 2, 2022

April Fool


loose ice clogs the river,
a snow drift crowds the bridge --
April Fool's Day


  Scott Ritter: Battle of the Donbass

Monday, March 7, 2022

Saturday, January 29, 2022


I'd just spent time analyzing my troublesome laptop with a computer tech, online, in the winter of 2014. This guy was different than any I'd spoken to before. He'd just recommended a competitor over his own software. I wanted to know more about the man.

"Where are you from, friend?"


His tone belied a weight as though burdened with some calculation - I'd heard of trouble. Not many others had. I couldn't quite phrase the question, fresh on my mind, uncertain as I was in how to frame it.

All I could muster was to ask about the weather. Where I live, we boast of our Latitude, as though it's some great fete to survive such extremes.

Maidan -
 a technician reports,
"it's cold as fuck"

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Monday, January 17, 2022

Monday, January 10, 2022

little village



this time every year
a little village springs up --
ice on the St. Croix





Tuesday, January 4, 2022

last man



last man standing--
dry socks, a pack of winstons
and johnny walker black

Monday, December 27, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Yotsumono: November (2017)




 November --
countless raindrops to measure
the length of a day

a veil of frost
tints Johari's window

ranks of children
prone and obedient
to a flickering image

a none too distant dream



Little Ice Age; Skating on the Thames