Essays, fiction, poems, songs, readings (audio), photographs, musings, and opinions by the author and by others when appropriate, posted at random times, at least once a week.
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9-17 Winter Doldrums A song. Relentless rhythm? I'm going to listen to this song several more times and keep working on a version with a different approach to rhythm, along with everything else I do. It might take some time, but I think I will update this song eventually.
9-12 Sprouting Memories An essay.
9-10 Vultures Around My Place From The Sonoran Journal, text and Photos by C. Remmerde.
9-4 Know Your Grower A Song. I didn't hear the background noise at first. Laura called it to my attention, and now I hear it.
I'm leaving the track on for now. The song is still valid. I'll replace this recording with another, clean of background sounds, when I record it. The sound, as the discerning ear will tell, is the creak of my chair as I shift weight while I'm recording. An interested listener hears some of the process of improvement as I keep learning and bringing material up to date.
8-28 Hey Man, Now Man A song. A remix of an earlier entry.
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8-25 Entry from the Sonoran Journal, August 15, 2018, Pipevine Swallowtail Butterflies..
8-22 Everything's Gonna Be All Right A song. I've put this song, this recording, on my website before. I put it on again, now, because it keeps ringing around inside my head.
8-18 Predragonflies from The Sonoran Journal. Photo and text by C. Remmerde.
8-12 Reading of the poem, The Beef You Eat Today Was Hydraulic Oil Yesterday.
8-11 The Beef You Eat Today Was Hydraulic Oil Yesterday A Poem.
8-6 Light inside My Existence A song, 3:55. Recorded today. Each time a song I've just recorded sounds better than the recording I have, I put the new recording on my website. I learn as I go, to play guitar better, to sing better, so the presentations of the songs I've created get a little better. My music is work in progress.
8-2 Alarm in My Yard (Kingsnake photo and text by C. Remmerde.)
7-29 Good Morning Sunshine A song. Remix. 3:48 MP3 file.
7-25 Devastation Blues A song.4:04 mp3 file.
7-5 The editor takes some time away from his website and will be back in a flash or a flash and a half, by July 25, in any case, with progressive changes.
6-28 Garbage Cans and Dreams of Wild Roses Fiction.
6-23 Hunting the Last Season Fiction. 4,703 words.
6-18 Journal entry from The Sonoran Desert of Arizona, by C. Remmerde.
6-4 Eating Rattlesnake Fiction. 2,621 words.
6-1 Carving Black Walnut Taken from essay archives and revised.
6-6 Webmaster's Journal 6-6-2018
6-1 Sample of my book, Somewhere in an Oregon Valley. This sample, made up of excerpts from the book, is about 6,950 words long.
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5-29 Mysterious Singer An essay by C. Remmerde.
5-24 The Gardner Selects a Petal A picture and a poem.
5-20 Liberating Horses Fiction.
5-16 Mexico Fiction.
5-11 Two essays about the same typewriter.
The Homework I Gladly Did for 'Bus Class' by Juniper Kistner (nee Remmerde).
The Old Typewriter Worked at just the right speed by Jon Remmerde.
5-7 Writing a New Poem A poem.
Warm January Wind A poem.
Writing a New Poem Reading of the poem.
Warm January Wind Reading of the poem.
5-1 Bad News in the World Today A song. I think this is a newer recording than the version of this song I had on this website before, but a mix up in files that came about when my computer quit and I had to get a new one leaves me unsure.
4-29 A Reverberant Woodpecker Sounds My Metal Chimney An essay.
4-24 Facing South in Renewing Sunshine An Essay.
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.
4-6 Trucker in Early Morning A song.
4-3 Cactus wren nest Essay and photo by C. Remmerde.
3-27 Rotten Potatoes Fiction.
3-4 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.
3-1 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.
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.
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.
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.