Thursday, October 29, 2015


All men choose the path they walk.
--Archie Roach

Saturday, August 15, 2015

ISEA 2015

Art and electronics symposium in Vancouver.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


We navigated the salmon tender fleet through the Inside Passage along the coast of British Columbia into the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska. More often than not, we did this in fog or rain or sleet or drizzle or dark of night. Sometimes surprised by icebergs, others delighted by cruising gray whales or leaping porpoise, long stretches of sky, forest, and water melding into monochrome liquidity as calm between the storms.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Wild Jack

Famed mountaineer Jack Turner talks about wildness, conservation, and its simulation in digital identity.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Wonderful World

A little girl riding her bike past my place yesterday evening was singing What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. I hadn't heard this song in years, and now it comes in through my bedroom window while I lay down reading.

What a wonderful world.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Walking With Nature

In Walking With Nature, Jewell Praying Wolf James and Kenneth Cooper -- spiritual leaders of Lummi Nation -- related the miracle of the survival of American Indian spiritual awareness, given what they have had to endure. Kenneth Cooper has since walked on, but Jewell James remains an important leader of the Lhaq 'temish people.

On Monday June 16 at Wexliem House, Jewell James and other Coast Salish leaders will welcome an evening with Winona LaDuke in a Sacred Talk, as part of the Stommish Sacred Summit, convened by Lummi Nation to discuss energy export projects associated with the Tar Sands, Powder River Basin coal mines, and the Bakken Shale oil fields--all of which threaten to destroy the Salish Sea.

As Brian Cladoosby, president of the National Congress of American Indians remarked, “Over the last 100 years, our most sacred site, the Salish Sea, has been deeply impacted by our pollution-based economy. We have decided no more and we are stepping forward.” The propitious gathering at Wexliem in two days time is a significant part of that international indigenous initiative.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Dublin 1920

We are what we have endured.
--Elizabeth Keating, Republican Bulletin