Tag Archives: Poetry

Birthday Poem 2017

A day without birds salvaged in the last hours by the alpenglow of birthday candles on the kids’ faces and the Eroica playing its tricks – after all these years it still catches me off guard with every listen  Then … Continue reading

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Hundred Highways Tour #49, 50: M-13, M-84 to Bemo’s Bar

I didn’t plan it this way and I wasn’t aware of it at the time, but it’s perfectly fitting that I completed the first half of the Hundred Highways Tour in my birthplace of Bay City, Michigan. My show would … Continue reading

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Hundred Highways Tour #45 – 48: M-25, I-75, I-23, M-14 to Bookbound

When I was in college at a small school in a mid-Michigan cornfield, my best friend was at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I was the poor kid who wanted to transfer there, but knew I could never … Continue reading

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Hundred Highways Tour #38 – 42: US 93, MT 200, MT Secondary 471, NF 9, I-90 to The Well-Read Moose

Since my reading the night before at Fact & Fiction was followed by some serious bar-hopping and it being pointed out to me that at midnight, it officially became my birthday, we ended up get a late start to head … Continue reading

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Hundred Highways Tour #36, 37: I-90 & U.S. 12 to Fact and Fiction Books

We planned on taking back roads, maybe 141 to 200 so we could pass through Avon and Ovando, or maybe 1 to 38 to 93 to find road drinks in Porters Corner or Victor. But by the time we got … Continue reading

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Birthday Poem 2016

Birthday Poem, 2016 Let’s begin the day listening to Brahms in a Missoula hotel room then the drive along the spring roiling of the Flathead River with tongues of fog lolling up from mouths of fir trees to taste the … Continue reading

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Hundred Highways Tour #26 – 35: I-90, MT 84, U.S. 191, U.S. 20, I-15, MT 41, MT 287, MT 55 & MT 2 to King’s English Bookshop

Once again rolling alongside the Gallatin River and skirting the western edge of Yellowstone, back to Salt Lake. This time it’s for a reading at the King’s English Bookshop. This is one of the great independent bookstores that you can … Continue reading

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Hundred Highways Tour #22 – 25: Northern, Western, Hummingbird & Southern Highways to Miss Bertie’s Community Library

A couple days after Christmas, my family and I flew into Belize and jumped into a van that took us, three hours later, to Hopkins Village, on the Caribbean coast. The drive, first on the Northern Highway, then the Western … Continue reading

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Hundred Highways Tour #8: MT Highway 3 to the High Plains BookFest

The High Plains BookFest and the High Plains Book Awards presented by the Writer’s Voice and the Billings Public Library are a great reminder of the importance of community in the literary arts. Writers spend so much of their time … Continue reading

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Hundred Highways Tour #7: MT Highway 86 to Country Bookshelf

Lisa and I had to get a little creative for our route to Country Bookshelf in Bozeman to avoid, yet again, traveling I-90 (there’s only so many ways to get over the pass). So we headed up to Clyde Park … Continue reading

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