Poems wanted for Poetry OmniBus Competition

The ninth annual Poetry Omnibus program is now accepting entries from Juneau residents for the 2015 competition. Winning poems will be read at a to-be-announced celebration and then displayed on Capital Transit buses for a full year. The deadline for submissions is October 15. There are two age categories: fifth through twelfth grades and adults […]


Found this found poem at twitter where i rarely roam as the shack_poet. Thanks Emily Wall for the prompt. knife found in muskeg, peat, rust browned blade fashions paper lantern into wings my departure under their power requires no jumper cables

3 Poems in 2014 Tidal Echoes Journal

3 of my poems, “Light like coal,” “Dream Seed,” and “Dear Toi” have been selected for publication in this year’s UAS Tidal Echoes Literary and Art Journal.  Come get a copy at the launch on Friday April 25th, 7pm at the Egan Lecture Hall.  Don’t think I’m going to be able to make it to read […]

The Continuing Bewilderment of Fatherhood

Well we’ve made it almost 4 months into round two and I’d have to say that bewilderment continues to be the most constant theme in life since the arrival of our first adventure, Finnegan.  Having spent a few hours walking around town yesterday and on our bellies on the living room floor, Oscar, my second […]

A Dream Dog

While it would be easy to remember only the disappointment of waking to rain and low clouds following a beautiful night at Boy Scout Beach this past weekend, I have just remembered the wolf! The four year-olds woke early (before even the dogs) in their tent and I laid with them until 6:30 when we […]

Progressive Energy Solutions: Alaskan Style

While I love living in Alaska, it’s not typically a place of a lot of progressive thinking in terms of energy.   A typical Alaskan energy story includes the big 3 oil (BP, Shell,  Conoco -Phillips) companies pushing for more access to public lands for exploration somewhere of environmental or cultural significance.  Either that or […]

Readjusting to Small Town Life

Wishing I could grow a beard if only to provide a tiny layer of anonymity in a place where everyone knows your name and business even if you can’t quite place them.  But it’s not all bad, in fact I spent the entire time I was away from Alaska talking to people about Alaska, so […]