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Sidewinder Tour Blog Post #14.9.52: ON THE DECKS OF SHIPS (REDUX)

Wenatchee


Seattle to Bainbridge Island.

Last day with Marshall and Carlyn.

Clearish skies, still no sign of Rainier

But what a skyline.

Farewell, Comrades.

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Sidewinder Tour Blog Post #12.9.999: CHIHULY with SPACE NEEDLE

Day off on a book tour

Seattle: a place of contrast and extremes.

Troughs and hills.

Rich and poor.

Meat and vegan.

Bus and Mercedes.

Tourist and local.

Glass and steel. Read More 
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Sidewinder Tour Blog Post #14.9: POETS AND SPACE NEEDLES

Seattle

Thank you SEATTLE!

For Lynn Grant and Brain and the whole family on 17th.

For ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY and DEVIN BECKER .

For Cousin Fred and all the Mount Holyoke Writers.

For Marshall and Carlyn who are leaving me soon.

For Christine Walters.

For Volunteer park with the Black Sun.

For Pike Place Market and the guy at the shoe store. Read More 
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MARY LYON WOULD BE PROUD

THERE IN SPIRIT

AFTER CAMINO ISLAND:

HELLO and THANKS to the MHC Club of the Puget Sound Writing Group.

For the ride (getting a little lost).

For the hard work and laughter.

For Canada, for Merging, for Mini-skirts and First Moves.

For Lies.

For Truths.

For Honest Feelings about Children.

For Rules and Breaking Them.

For 15th Ave on Capitol Hill.

For Poets and Historians.

For Huge American Flags.  Read More 
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SINDWINDER BLOG POST #14.5: SEATTLE BY WAY OF MT. HOOD

SINDWINDING

Straight lines are so overrated.

To go north, we first turned a bit south, mostly east. Grisham then Sandy toward Government Camp but we were yawning every 90 seconds so stopped at Tollgate Campground.

Site 3 was next to the Zigzag River. The tent pitched below a little canyon edge.

On sleeping bags we lay in the sun, read, slept, ate chips lazily.

Mac and cheese was the perfect meal.

The road was not far but the river sound drowned it. Read More 
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Sidewinder Tour Blog Post #14.5.9: SOLITARY PEAK

MT HOOD

We circled the Backside to get to Hood River, 26 to 35.

The slopes were clear and drop offs, blue ice in the notches.

The Backside gave way to orchards, peaches, cherries.

In Hood River the kite boarders were out.

The Columbia is big.

The wind blew the waves upstream -- into the faces of barges and tugs. Read More 
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SINDWINDER BLOG POST #14.1: INLAND and NORTH

Along the Umpqua River

Highway 101 to 38 from Reedport to 99, which we were on but never found a sign for, to 5 to Portland, 405 then Lincoln, downtown. To review:

Sticky buns in Coos Bay, quiche and nutella brownie. Log trucks.

The tide was out. Seagull, raptors waiting for those stranded in a tide pools.

Log ships, almost full, would have to wait for high tide.

The railroad bridge turns sideways, makes room for exiting ships.

Who thought of all this?  Read More 
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SINDWINDER BLOG POST #13.9: LIGHT

Cape Blanco Lighthouse

The lighthouse could be seen for 23 nautical miles.

The first keeper lived there 38 years, the next 42.

The road was steep from campground to beach. Flashlights. A sliver of moon.

The camp hosts were friendly, though they had no change.

Firewood was $5 a bundle and we got some.

Showers for free. Water spigots in each sight.

The sound of waves while sleeping  Read More 
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LATE NIGHT LIBRARY! THANKS FOR THE INTERVIEW

LATE NIGHT LIBRARY / PORTLAND / BEST CITY IN THE WORLD

Thanks to Late Night Library and especially Anne Rasmussen for taking the time to read Reptile House and come up with such fantastic questions..

read LNL interview here

Anne, thanks too for coming to ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS. Great to meet you!

Portland! We love you.

Today: adventure.

Then: Next stops:
July 9th, 2015, Reading with Jayne Benjulian. WHY THERE ARE WORDS Literary Series, Sausalito, California. 7 pm. (Don't ask about logistics here.)

July 10, 2015. Reading with DEVIN BECKER winner of A. Poulin Jr Poetry Prize-- ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY , Seattle, Washington, 7pm.

See you there Mount Holyoke Writers!

Then: Read More 
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Sidewinder Tour Blog Post #14: AVENUE OF THE GIANTS

BIG TREE / SMALL KIDS

On Avenue of the Giants

Your neck hurts.

You do not need sunglasses.

People speak French in pullouts.

Trees are called Grandfather.

The road is getting smaller as the trees get bigger.

You are a toy, a mouse.

You want to hug them for joy.

If only they could hug you.
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