Monthly Archives: November 2018

Caveat: go east

I went east. A lot. Still working on that. I’ll add some pictures later maybe. [Update: Some pictures…] [daily log: walking, 1km; driving, 1200km]

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Caveat: Poem #852

anxiety is nefarious creeping by secret passages asserting unlikely things discoursing about doubts taking possession so maybe just take a breath inhale sigh

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Caveat: Blueberry’s Bath

I think I’ve mentioned that I dubbed Arthur’s Chevy Tahoe SUV “the blueberry tank.” That’s the car I’m driving all over during the holidays, and tomorrow, I set out on my next leg. I’ll drive to just north of Denver, … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poem #851

Fog and trees up the hill below the sky, which is well hidden, but peeks through, pink and gold; the trees’ branches like brush strokes, uninvented ideographs, abstract characters drawn against white.

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Caveat: Poem #850

the humingbird waits hovering by the feeder avoiding steady rain

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Caveat: Dead Guy

Today was a hard day. I was at the dentist in the morning. A horrible dentist experience, as they always are for me. Pain and discomfort and feeling of being complicit in my own torture, and then having the privilege … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poem #849

lie down, suffering walk along, still suffering oh, there’s a nice leaf.

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Caveat: here and there

I had a busy day today. In the morning, I had to go to the dentist. Rather than find a dentist in Southeast Alaska, I did what Arthur does, and found a dentist down here around Portland. Since he comes … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poem #848

fragments of water strewn across narrow valleys filling in deep holes

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Caveat: up the hill, down the river

I took a long walk with Juli, up the hill and down the river. Pictures. We saw some turkeys in a field. These turkeys survived Thanksgiving. Juli said that they’re waiting for Christmas. [daily log: walking, 6km]

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Caveat: Poem #847

Fog’s condensation lining the tips of branches outline November.

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Caveat: Thanksgiving (observed)

We observed Thanksgiving on Saturday, because for various reasons not everyone was able to make it on Thursday. In the morning, Wayne and I took a long walk up through the tree farm – I went quite a ways farther … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poem #846

Moments of friendship, Unintended kindnesses, Slow entanglements.

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Caveat: Poem #845

Thanks: for life; for weather; for happiness; for looming mountains; for the colorful leaves; for long walks in a downpour; for a moment of reflection; for pauses after conversation.

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Caveat: Low Key

Today was the official Thanksgiving holiday, but we didn’t really have a major celebration. Many of the people coming to this year’s annual Brosing-Lecomte get-together and thanksgiving feast were unable to make it here today due to travel or scheduling … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poem #844

the night gives the day the sun makes the falling rain a leaf there lies still

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Caveat: drivedrivedrive

I drove a lot. I saw things. Canada has a desert. It was cold, though – below freezing. Proof that Vancouver is beyond hope. I have arrived in Forest Grove, Oregon. I’ll add some pictures or more thoughts tomorrow – … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poem #843

drive off the ferry, go through customs, drive in the rain to Tim Hortons drive to a rest area drive up the river’s path drive east to Prince George drive through the snow drive at night drive south drive.

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Caveat: Driving south and more of the same

My ferry arrived at Prince Rupert at around 2 am. I was the first vehicle off the ferry, so there was no waiting at Canadian immigration/customs. I rolled down my window, and a dour, mustached Canadian asked me if I … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poem #842

Twenty years ago I was here in Prince Rupert. It is still raining.

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