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11-17   A Waterfall in Our Backyard  An essay.


11-9   Fox in My Yard Text and photoby C. Remmerde.


 Bullfight   An Essay.   888 words.


11-7   Foxes on the Sonoran  Desert  Journal entries from the Sonoran Desert.   Text by C. Remmerde. Photographs by C. Remmerde and U. Ashby.


11-6   The Housekeeper and the Poet   An essay by Laura Remmerde.  Published in The Christian Science Monitor.


11-1-2017   Headed Down the Road   A Song (remix).


10-27   How I Found My Way Home  An essay by Juniper Kistner (nee Remmerde).


10-22   Dream of Winter   A poem.   Reading of Dream of Winter.


In the Beauty of Earth Itself   A poem.   Reading of In the Beauty of Earth Itself


October 21   Good Morning Sunshine.    A song (remix of an earlier version).screech owl


October 19   Now Everybody Will Want One   An essay by Laura Remmerde.  524 words.


October 18   Fashion on the Ranch   An essay by Laura Remmerde.  1475 words


October 13   Wild Animals on the Sonoran Desert 2   An essay by C. Remmerde.


October 9   Everything Comes Together at Infinity  fiction. 4,854 words.


October 7   Unspelling   An essay. 1,236 words.


October 2   Wild Animals on the Sonoran Desert   Text and photos by C. Remmerde.


September 28   Webmaster's Journal  September 28


September 25   Wild Animals Who Come to Visit 2  Includes photo of gopher snake. Journal entries from the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Text and photos by C. Remmerde.


September 21   Three Trees with One Cut     An essay.


September 17   Webmaster's Journal   September 17.    What I'm doing and why and why not.


Tree with MistletoeSeptember 10    Webmaster's Journal   September 10, 2017.  What I'm doing and why.

September 4   Wild Animals Who Come to Visit   Journal entries from the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Text and photos by C. Remmerde.

September 3   Experiment in Clay   Sculpture and photos of sculpture by C. Remmerde.

August 29   I Think a Lot about Things   Song

August 23   Butterfly's Name   A poem, taken from archives and revised.

Butterfly's Name, Reading   Reading aloud (as revised). 

I review my songs, poems, essays, all my work. I often find something can be changed to say better what I meant to say, or my perspective has changed, even though I thought the work was finished when I put it on my website. I revise. If the change is significant, I put it on my website again.


 August 20   Coming Home to me   Song by J.R.

August 15   In the Beginning   Fiction by J.R.  2705 words. Reprinted from archives with small corrections to better fit the story into contemporary happenings.

August 9   Hard Times in Paradise   An essay. 7,107 words. This essay describes experience I described in chapter two of my book, Somewhere in an Oregon Valley. The emphasis is different in each writing. Some details I've selected to write about are different in each writing. The theme is different, aimed in a different direction.
Art is a  process of selection and organization. The differences between what I've selected from experience to write about in this essay and in chapter two illustrate how differences in selection and organization can lead to different conclusions, different themes, a different ambience.

August 5   Venison Summer   An essay. 7669 words.

July 31  Peru  Poem. Afterlife in Peruvian Mountains above the ocean.

Peru   Jon reads his poem aloud.

 Dance   Poem. The Poet plays music and dances with the universe.

Dance  Jon reads his poem aloud.

July 28   Hey Man   Song.  Through down times, hold on for real love.

July 25   Thistles and Thorns   Adam sings to Eve before God expels them from the Garden of Eden, at the beginning of humankind's journey through this world.

July 20   Sunshine, Sunshine   A poem set to music.

About Our Guitarist.    A brief history.

July 16   Predator Overload   An essay from the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Text and photo by C. Remmerde.

Elk at Grand Canyon   Text and photos by C. Remmerde.

July 14   Know Your Grower  Song.

July 12   Mariposa   Poem and photograph by Candace Gomber Brey. She wrote this poem after she lost her home to wildfire.