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THAT HAPPENED BEFORE THIS, CLICK ON
49 years ago, I went down to Yasgur's farm.
Digging the music on the Free Stage we ran at Woodstock. The band,
Quarry playing. They showed up and became the house band.
Very nice Art in the Country fair in Veneta
with great music, food, wine and beer,
artists and their works, and the Oregon Authors Tent with old
pals sitting at tables
covered with their books. We also did short readings which were real
BOOK TABLE AT ART IN THE VINEYARD
IN EUGENE, OREGON
JUNE 21, 2018
Outstanding in their
field. Party down.
(Day after post)
Poppa, Simon and Liz. Pic by Eileen
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018
HEADING TO OREGON
the San Francisco Oracle in the mid 1960's
met at the high school. The band, the color guard, the veterans. Then
for the quarter mile march down Hopkins Road, martial musicing to the
right turn to the flagpole at the center, then lined up for the
speeches by the dignataries followed by the American Legion Post rifle
then the lingering notes of taps played over the hill.
to the park for picnics, sack races, softball games, band playing show
little kids running between the blankets where families sat, potato
tempting the ants.
home to reflective bed, the dead asleep in their graves, the
sent them there asleep too.
But anyway, the point is, is that there are
all around us all the time, that we’re not aware of,
and some of these spirits
are not good people. It’s the battle between good and evil, I think,
going on everywhere in the universe, that these are opposing kinda
but anyway, so the bad spirits,
they’re malevolent, and their leader is Mal,
and Mal is the baddest of the bad. These spirits can’t live on the
we do, in the material world, so it’s like they’re watching a ball game
something, but they want
to be in the action. But they can’t get in physically,
but they can worm their way into your head. They have
agents working all the
time, and a lot of their agents are human beings that have been so
malevolent spirit that they will try to impose their scene on the rest
of the world. You see this going on everywhere.
Guess what? There are also benevolent spirits up there! And the
spirits are lead by Bene…
and she’s a woman. And so Bene is working all the
time, trying to get you not to think that crap, but think about
and so finally the real thing comes down to like the I Ching says, you
fight evil head-on,
because it grows stronger. The more you fight against it,
the stronger it gets. So you gotta slide sideways when
you’re doing something
against evil, and let something from Bene come in there, until finally,
good at this, and I suppose only the saints and Dalai Lama and
people like that are, there’s no thoughts in their
mind except benevolent
thoughts. That’s the real person inside, the benevolent, human person.
is something that I think could be taught in schools. Not a regular
school, but maybe there would be an internet
school of the mind, teaching, it’s
like music, you learn the scales, you’d learn how to do this… and then
it loose and you just go, cause everything you do, you have to learn in
conscious way, you have to learn it step
by step by step, and once you’ve got
it done it goes into your subconscious, and you don’t have to think
anymore, you just go. This is the groove, so you find the groove, and
you go in
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018
How do we know
when our yogurt is ready? We ask Chuck! Nearly every
night since 1970, our creamery co-founder has been personally checking
our yogurt be sure the flavor, consistency, probiotic growth, and
is just right. And, to sneak a taste, of course!
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018
I gets me gnus
from the funnies.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018
a book I'm reading:
MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017
Took in a couple of Oregon duck basketball
Bill Walton, Dave Pasch
and the Oregon Duck send greetings.
game, Bill had me sit in the announcer's chair
announced that day that Dead and Company would
be playing at
Autzen Stadium in Eugene on June 30. Bill came prepared.
When the duck
opens the trash can the crowd yells. He keeps
playing the yells, until the last loudest one.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2017
NEW GREAT SONG FROM JAMES MCMURTRY
A SANTA KESEY STORY BY KEN BABBS ON
Live on Eric
Alan's show on KLCC radio
the size of a license, on one side it said
"kard carrying prankster," and on
the other side was a perfect
replication of Neal Cassady's driver's license. I put it
in my wallet and then
forgot about it. About a year or so later I was pulled over
for a minor traffic
infraction and I accidentally gave the officer the "prankster card,"
and the officer took it, looked at it, turned it over, looked at it
to me and said, "okay, you can go!" I often wonder if that
cop was amused, startled
or a secret prankster himself.
lawnmower I use all winter as a small tractor to haul my trailer
around, mostly for moving firewood from the splitter to the woodshed,
went on the fritz; starter kaplooey. Not going to replace it myself, too
many tiny nuts and bolts in hard to reach places; instead, I'll haul it
to my mechanic friend, Markus Bennett.
First back the trailer up to the
mower, gonna be a tight fit. Next, raise the trailer front with the
tractor rear bar. Use a come-a-long to pull the mower
up onto the trailer, just barely fits.
Tow the trailer and riding lawnmower
down to a flat spot in the driveway and jack up the trailer to keep it
level and move the tractor out of the way.
Hook up the truck to the trailer and
drive to the mechanic. Now it sits, partially
fixed, waiting for the final put back together.
good old work truck, '74 Chevy half ton, 350 engine went on the fritz.
Not getting enough gas, even though
the fuel pump was working okay. Put
in a new carbueto
wouldn't start. Got a spark to the plugs, which was a good thing.
Didn't want to have
to deal with the electronic ignition,
the distributor all the way back to the firewall, too hard
for me to get at.
getting the idle smoothed out,
adjusting the two idle screws on the front of the carburetor.
at Lane Community College
is an element of mystery because it happens so many times. It’s best if
just quit arguing with it. It’s more than serendipity. It’s more than
coincidence. There’s a sense
of intelligence to it. This isn’t just random
magic, this is magic for our benefit. Things are arranged
with a red line drawn
under it saying Pay Attention To This.
is still paying attention. The kids are paying attention. But they’re
to the wrong thing. They’re paying attention to the loudest noise. If
you’re a kid of three or four and
your parents are paying attention to
television all the time, and you get in front of the television
there’s a gun battle going on, the parents will say, ‘Get out of the
kid is going
to say, ‘Look, what do I have to do to get attention?’ And what he
does is he goes out and gets a gun
and that’s the quickest way in the world to
get people’s attention. I think it’s going to be a good long
while before we
get over television and the gun shows. The Wild West attitude. Let’s
because we’re white. But we have to get over that attitude or we
won’t survive as a nation. We’ll tear
each other to
Perry earned a BA in poetry from the University of Iowa Writers'
author of two books of poetry and many published essays, interviews,
short stories. She was editor
and publisher of "Wild Dog Magazine,"
and the international literary journal, "Talus & Scree." She is
also the founder and former executive director of Writers On The Edge
Nye Beach Writers’ Series
and is the owner of Dancing Moon Press. This
interview was first published in Tin House Magazine April 2002.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017
MCCLANAHAN, OLD KENTUCKY FRIEND, WRITES ABOUT THE VALUE OF
LOCAL BOOKSTORES AS OUR EUGENE STORE, TSUNAMI BOOKS, IS FIGHTING
TO STAY OPEN.
book they sell lands in some local household, or better yet gets passed
several households; and if it’s a good and worthy book, its influence
that community may
be felt for generations. Good books have resonance; they
teach us how to behave, and our
behavior touches everyone around us. When a
book is read by all of us—or some of us, or
even just a few of us—, it connects
us to each other, via an intricate web of shared information.
You and I may not
know one another at all, but we both know Randle P. McMurphy very well.
an old joke about a little boy with a toothache. His mother sends him
who pulls the offending tooth. When the boy comes home holding his
still-aching jaw, his
mother says, “Well, how’s the toothache?”
toof don’t hurt,” the boy says ruefully, “but the toof-hole do.”
the effort to save Tsunami fails, the loss to Eugene’s arts community
incalculable. The toof-hole will hurt forever.
NOVEMBER 4, 2017
Fall is not ony in the air, it is on
the ground, covered with big maple leaves the rain knocked
off of the trees. It's the time for gathering of the bounty, which
The old reliable 74 chevy half ton
pickup, used for wood hauling, lost its fuel pump,
I put in a new one and since then the carburetor has been acting up, I
put in a new
one, now the truck won't start. Time to call in the professional.
Fortunately, before the truck went
belly up, I was able to cut and split a big load of
wood, split just enough to lift the chunks into the truck, but now the
to be split again into wood stove size.
And I've got the dude to do the
splitting, hydraulically speaking. Throw the chunks
into the trailer, pull it behind my riding lawnmower to the woodshed
seen in the
background, and stack the pieces to keep them dry.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017
Been cleaning up the backyard, getting
rid of clutter and junk, many trips to the
dump and now the leaves have created a colorful carpet.
Front yard still a mess, why did I
think I could drag old motorhomes into the place and
tear them apart for scrap metal and recyclables and make some money?