Cascadian Zen

Cascadian Zen

What is the nature of the bioregion known as Cascadia? How is this insight expressed by the people who live, work, practice, and play here? Is there a connection between Zen practice, broadly construed, and the Cascadia bioregion? If so, what is it? Who have been the...
Please Give Big to SPLAB in 2021

Please Give Big to SPLAB in 2021

I am asking your support for SPLAB during Give Big and contributions are being accepted now. https://www.givebigwa.org/Splab Between July 2020 and last week I have been working my ass off with the guidance of 501 Commons and specifically two of their representatives,...

Reviews of Becoming Cascadian

Some early reviews of Becoming Cascadian are coming in. (See below). I appreciated Andrew Schelling’s notion that you can find bodhisattvas anywhere, his talk about reading Thoreau’s journals, and his feeling that the best tool for bioregionalists is the...

The Pleasure of Washing One’s Hair (on Joanne Kyger)

Joanne Kyger is one of the headliners at the 2nd Cascadia Poetry Festival. Because of her involvement in the Spicer Circle/San Francisco Renaissance of the late 1950s, which included poets like Robert Duncan, Robin Blaser and George Stanley (also headlining Cascadia...

The Capilano Review

I pulled this from the SUNY Buffalo listserv from Rob McLennan: I will be blogging soon at The Capilano Review blog, alongside Lisa Robertson, Pauline Butling + George Bowering. http://www.thecapilanoreview.ca/people/rob-mclennan/...