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Saving Marytown

Though I set the windshield wipers on the fastest interval, they can not keep up with the rain. With each flash of lightning, I see farmhouses, barns, and silos scattered over 300 acres known as Calumet County, the Menominee word for peace pipe. This land was once home to...

Old Houses

It is a humid Tuesday in July, and I am standing on the shoulder of a dirt road in Northeast Wisconsin. I stepped out of my truck to take a photograph of a farmhouse I noticed rotting away next to land that has not seen a crop in years....

The Places We Come From

I was born and raised in Kodiak. For those who aren’t familiar, it is an island in the gulf of Alaska, 100 miles long by 10 miles to 60 miles wide. A large percentage of the island is wilderness and includes 7 major rivers. Another 100 smaller streams cross...

Sometimes Island

(NOTE: Sometimes Island is part of Kodiak Island in Alaska, USA. The island is only reachable during low tide, when a short and narrow land mass appears).I am remembering methe person I used to be long agoSometimes Islandsometimes yousometimes the wild berries and the pushkitrials before technologybefore buildings and...

When You Return

When you return, your hair will be longer and your Koniag skin darkened from the sun’s reflection shining off the Pacific Ocean.“Ukalah!” I will hear you shout as the boat pulls into the unloading dock. You’ll be standing on the deck of the Gallant Girl in worn out deck...

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by Francisque-Michel, 1882 The Scotch language is acknowledged to be a dialect of the Saxon or old English, with some...

Saving Marytown

Though I set the windshield wipers on the fastest interval, they can not keep up with the rain. With...

Old Houses

It is a humid Tuesday in July, and I am standing on the shoulder of a dirt road in...

The Places We Come From

I was born and raised in Kodiak. For those who aren’t familiar, it is an island in the gulf...

Sometimes Island

(NOTE: Sometimes Island is part of Kodiak Island in Alaska, USA. The island is only reachable during low tide,...

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When you return, your hair will be longer and your Koniag skin darkened from the sun’s reflection shining off...

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