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Encountering wilderness in the modern day—on foot, and usually with a backpack. Full text available on website. grassjournal.substack.com

Encountering wilderness in the modern day—on foot, and usually with a backpack. Full text available on website. grassjournal.substack.com

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United States

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Encountering wilderness in the modern day—on foot, and usually with a backpack. Full text available on website. grassjournal.substack.com

Language:

English

Contact:

9714329608


Episodes

Calligraphy of a Stream

1/5/2021
In this episode, I share a poem I wrote, and a little about my writing difficulties and successes over the last year or two. I really like this poem, and think it is one of my best. So I hope you find something in it too. Music Credits: Liberty Bell by Darkside. Get on the email list at grassjournal.substack.com

Duration:00:11:55

Three Years of Growth

12/19/2020
Credits: Piano by Hudson Gardner, Fire cracklings by fire, Wind by Earth Untitled Trackless trackless mountain cloudwhat do I ask to be?To be you, to be you. Coming—going into nothingwhat do I ask to see?To see you, to see you. Trackless trackless mountain pathwhere do I ask to go?To find you, to find you. Trackless trackless meadow of flowersWhat do I ask of you?To believe you.To believe you. Does it ever feel, to you, like you are doing what you were made to do? I wonder if everyone...

Duration:00:06:38

Metamorphosis

11/29/2020
Listen for a few thoughts and the story of this poem, Metamorphosis, from a sunny porch in Forest Grove, Oregon. Metamorphosis Bombus— russet-back grasping with black arms climbs inside a red flower which is dying in a plastic tray. Midsummer, low water Soil dry Sun hot Dead leaves, yellow stalk But the red flower is blooming Frayed edges of its curling petals Last sugar from the rootbound base blooms at the top— Bee dives down, struggling deep All covered in golden pollen No matter is...

Duration:00:09:25

Coming Into Contact With Ourselves - Beau Vandendolder On Wilderness

11/20/2020
Thanks for tuning in to this edition of Grass Journal, titled: Coming Into Contact With Ourselves. In this episode I discuss wilderness with Beau Vandendolder. He is a doctor of Classical Chinese Medicine, licensed acupuncturist, and Alexander Technique practitioner. He is also a dear friend, though I have seen him only sporadically over the five years we have known each other. He and I have one of those rare connections that seems to not rely on having to see each other that much. I've...

Duration:00:50:50

The Wilderness Within

11/2/2020
Beautiful intro music by Anna Pallotta, cover of Regina Spektor Dear anyone, I hope the world isn't hurting you too much these days. What have you been up to? Today the sun came in through the clouds and the south facing windows. It made me remember how important it is to notice things like that. For a span of time, to have just a few thoughts of my own. But, I know you have felt a lot of that lately. Being alone has been the theme lately. As I looked at the lonely looking clouds I...

Duration:00:07:03

Spider Ballooning - And why is the rent so expensive?

10/25/2020
Dear subscribers, You can find my podcast on all major platforms now. Also, every episode will also be sent out on this newsletter. Here are some links: Spotify • iTunes • ListenNotes • Google • TuneIn Last week, I sat down at my birch table and recorded this episode more or less on accident in the bright late October sun. Things discussed Community How spiders move in the fall Rent Rootedness Paying attention to beauty Get on the email list at grassjournal.substack.com

Duration:00:14:20

Taos, Being Born

10/19/2020
Sangre De Cristo Mountains above Taos This newsletter is now a podcast too. I will send an email when the podcast is available on all podcast platforms. I also have a donate button on the bottom of this post. I have often felt confused in my life about how I fit into the world as an artist. Or in simpler terms, how my ideals can coexist with a world that is inevitably not ideal. Partly, the confusion I feel is about finding my place, my work. While I know what matters to me, I've had a...

Duration:00:10:34