Essays, fiction, poems, songs, readings (audio), photographs, musings, opinions by the author and by others when appropriate, posted at random times, at least once a week.

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Background story of the Magazine. About the author / editor, links to books for sale, and links to archives of works that have been featured in this magazine and are still available for free reading and listening.


Recording My Songs   An essay about the ongoing process of recording my songs and putting new recordings on this website. 852 words. All songs on my website are written, performed, and recorded by Jon Remmerde unless otherwise noted.

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4-19   No New Messages   A Song (remixed).


4-15     Hey, Hey, Hey   A song.  MP 3 file.


4-13     A Child's Treasure   An essay by Juniper Kistner  (nee Remmerde).


4-9     Driving Dreams   Fiction.  3,174 words.


4-    Trucker in Early Morning   A song.


4-3    Cactus wren nest  Essay and photo by C. Remmerde. 


3-30     Hey Man, Now Man   A Song. A new recording of this song.


3-27    Rotten Potatoes  Fiction.


3-24    Several short statements about contemporary politics and violence.  


3-19    I Come Singing   A poem. 

Reading of I Come Singing   MP3 file.

Write, Write, Write   A poem.

Reading of Write, Write, Write  MP3 file.


3-16   Delay on Website  An  essay.

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3-11   Arizona Spring Storm   An essay.  Published in The Christian Science Monitor, June 30, 2010.


3-7   I Wake From Dreams   A Song.  Mixed down to an MP3 file from a wav file. New recording.


3-3  Light inside My Existence   A song. Mixed down to an MP3 file from a wav file. New recording.


2-22   According to the NRA and others, including many politicians, people are safest where there are many guns, concealed and visible.

    There are places where guns, by law, cannot be carried, including the White House, the Capitol Building in Washington D.C., Mar-A-Lago, the Republican National Convention and many Republican town meetings.

    The NRA, supporting politicians, and other concerned people have been negligent and now need to work rapidly and forcefully to get laws prohibiting guns in these locations changed. Don't we want our nation's leaders and politicians to be safe?

    I suggest all readers write everyone who can influence laws, call to their attention places that have been overlooked in the campaign for safety, and call for immediate action to change laws so guns are permitted in these places.


2-19   Who could pledge allegiance to the flag of this violent nation and to the capitalistic oligarchy for which it stands, a nation under chaos, divided asunder, with liberty and justice for a few?

    I pledge my allegiance to peace, to Love, to Life, to a world under God who is Love and is Life, who creates all humankind in love, equal without regard for color, religious belief, political views, place, gender, or sexual orientation.

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2-16   Raindancer  Fiction  2361 words.


2-11   Orchids in the Morning   Photo by C. Remmerde with sculpted self portrait alongside the orchids, after she planted the orchids but before dusk, when she transformed back into a pumpkin, tears from all the orchids, because they had so enjoyed her company, and yet, and yet to grow beside a growing pumpkin, vigorous and orange, how gardenish, how growful, how very very lifeish. Now they grow so honored. Their tears abated.  Proudness and gratitude swells them toward the sky.


2-9   Ebullience  An essay.  388 words.  If you want to hear all of the song, "Good Morning Sunshine,
 mentioned in this essay look farther down this page for a link to it.


2-4   A Delicious Slice of Small-Town Life  An essay by Juniper Kistner, nee Remmerde.


1-30   Take a Friend to Wife   A song.


1-20   Burned Out Blues   A Poem,  pulled from archives by request, with small revisions.


 Burned Out Blues   A recording of Jon Reading his poem.  5 minutes and 32 seconds.


1-17    Know Your Grower   A song.  Remix, mixed down to an MP3 file.  I just recorded this version, fifteen minutes ago.  I'm still somewhat new to performing songs, but I've built about a hundred songs, and I intend to express them on my website. We'll agree to call them rough but building toward what I want them to be.


1-13   Thirteen Poems about Ravens   A poem. I studied Wallace Stevens poem "Thirteen ways of Looking at a Blackbird," used its structure, and developed the meaning of my poem from it.  Studying the poems side by side is worth your time.  Copyright laws prevent my publication of Wallace Steven's poem, but you can find it with any search engine.


1-11  Gardening the Desert  An essay.  5047 words.


1-7   Rototill for Breakfast   An essay.


1-2-2018   Webmaster's Journal  1-2-2018.


12-28-2017   Orange Carrots Mixed among Red Strawberries   An essay.  1245 words.


12-20   Gardening the Fishpond in Our Backyard   An essay.  727 words.


12-16   Between Storms, a Garden   An essay.  1469 words.


12-12   Hummingbird in Spray   An  essay from C.Remmerde's Journal of the Sonoran Desert.


12-11  Gardening Where Few Dare   An essay.


12-7  Raising Five to Garden   An essay.


12-4   Building Winter Compost  An essay.


11-30   Bird of Fire, Bird of Snow  A poem.  

Reading of Bird of Fire, Bird of Snow  

I Ate Lunch   A poem.  

Reading of I Ate Lunch


11-26   Handyman   Fiction  4185 words.


11-22   The Ordinary Start of My Extraordinary Day by Juniper Kistner nee Remmerde.  An essay.


11-17   A Waterfall in Our Backyard  An essay.


11-9   Fox in My Yard Text and photo by 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).


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.