Friday, September 30, 2016

Ryokan and Taneda

I read a Ryokan collection
which led me back to one
of my favorites poets, Santoka Taneda

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

more zen

I'm especially enjoying this book
"The Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo"

Ikkyu and Dogen

I finished reading Ikkyu poems
"Crow with no Mouth"
and am reading Dogen's collection,
"Moon in a Dewdrop"

Friday, September 16, 2016


I've been thinking about my sequel
to "Roosevelt." I finished the manuscript
some time ago; I'm waiting for the illustrations
to be done. (I was hoping it would be published
by this next election.) Today a friend stopped
by the office with this photo signed by Robert
Kennedy. He plays a big part in the sequel
I wrote, and is a far away reminder of who
used to run for president in our country.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

and light

Hello Readers! This is the cover and cover spread for
the next Good Deed Rain publication. It's a poetry
collection by Paul Piper. Paul recently worked on
the Robert Sund tribute book with me and I'm very
pleased to present his new poems. The book is also
illustrated with water color paintings by Paul's
sister, Penny. It's a beautiful book!
"and Light" will officially go on sale on Amazon
on September 30th.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Robert Sund, June 1982

Took the family out to visit Jimmy and Joanne Zabik
on the Skagit River today. Doing research on the tribute
to Clyde Sanborn book. Jimmy loaned me a bunch of
great photos, including this one of Robert Sund from
June 1982. Sund lived close by Clyde, both of them
amazing artists.