Monthly Archives: May 2014

Descent of Inanna into Bohemia Grove

When I first met Belle Burch in Ken Kesey Square, I told her about the poet Joaquin Miller who co-founded the Bohemian Club. “There’s such a thing?” she asked with glee! “Yes!” When Belle called me, and I told her … Continue reading

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Is My Muse Dying?

Originally posted on Rosamond Press:
When Rena came out of that darkened doorway at 3:00 A.M. she did her best not to ask me to help her. Severely abused children often make a vow they will never cry for help,…

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Rena & Greg Spent Christmas Alone

Originally posted on Rosamond Press:
In looking at the evidence, I have concluded Rena and I spent Christmas Day utterly alone. Well, not quite. Rena was composing her letter to me, thus I was with her. And, she was with…

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The Hart of the Nez Perce

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Eliza Spalding was the first white woman to cross the Rockies on what would be know as the Oregon Trail, that was explored and mapped by my kindred, John Fremont, who married Jessie Benton, the…

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Virgin Mary of Rosebud

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I am going to do three things today… 1. Stretch and gesso a large canvas in order to do a portrait of my late sister 2. Contact my friend Joy about scanning the photos of…

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“Rosebud”

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When I read the name “Rosemond” on the envelope of the letter Rena sent me, I wept for three minutes for many reasons. One being, I had a happy ending for my book I have…

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Poem About Muse

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Note how much this poem by a woman is like my letter to Rena. Do women have make muses? Muses inspire. Rena agreed to inspire me. I never suggested we be lovers in my letter.…

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