Friday, February 28, 2014

eight penny day

This morning I found four pennies in
our driveway. This afternoon at work
I found four pennies in the melted snow.
You could almost make a living that way.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

the happy writer

Here's the frontispiece
of a book I'm mending
at the library.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Saint in the Library

Saint Lemonade is in the Current Display at
the library. Someone even has it checked out!
Hopefully it will soon be in a library near you.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

snow bow

The snow is melting, and so
here goes the last bow of the
snow man on the patio.
C'est la vie.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

jon klassen

I've been enjoying Jon Klassen's books

especially the book he made with Ted Kooser

Poet Ted Kooser wrote one of my 
favorite books LOCAL WONDERS
which I'm excited to recall is 
constructed in seasons as my next
book is too. It's an old Haiku way
to make a book.

Friday, February 14, 2014


on a windy day
the seagulls are up
using the sky
to find garbage

*This poem was rejected by
Heroic Seagull Digest

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


I don't have anyone like The Colonel to help me promote
SAINT LEMONADE, but I have a list of 26 libraries to
mail flyers to. It's a start, I reckon...
That reminds me, one of these days I'll post my
little book called ELVIS 42. That might have been
the first self-published book I made. I still remember
the horror of going into a bookstore and asking if
they could sell it. Where was The Colonel then??

Saturday, February 8, 2014

tooth fairy

Our son just lost a loose tooth.
This is a poem I wrote a few teeth ago.
I think the tooth fairy is starting to run
out of ideas...

The Tooth Fairy

Get dressed
drive the car
to the grocery store
the only place open
at this late hour
so in the morning
our son will reach
under his pillow
excited to find
an avacado

mural reminder

By the way, regular readers may remember
this post from last summer:

E, or 3

This is the E from a local hotel sign.
I took this picture last summer when
I was thinking of cover images for
I kept driving downtown and
stopped along Chestnut Street
to photograph the Herald building.
Still, it's a great E and as you'll see
plays an important role in the book.

Friday, February 7, 2014

mike's message

I heard from the great artist and
friend Michael Paulus, who made
the cover for SAINT LEMONADE.
I sent him two copies and he replied:
"arrival today in the portland snow drifts.
It is splendid!...will curl up with my
invisible dog and read by the fireplace."

Mike and I met long ago and
have many projects together.
This is a reminder of our fateful
Super-8 movie, CARUSO: