Then and Now – New Poem

“Then and Now” On the top of Beech Mountainstands an old abandoned fire tower,reminding me of KerouacAbbey.  Snyder.  Otherseager for time to write, think, and be Overlooking vast forests and blue lakesthey closed their eyes and heard….nothingexcept an occasional motorboator a distant carmuch as we do today But even then they thoughtcivilization was encroachingcapitalism hadContinue reading “Then and Now – New Poem”

Buster Keaton, Doug Hoekstra, and the Bay Area Mindfulness Center

No, the title is not a long lost psychedelic band from the 60s, it is the thing to tie together all the news that’s fit to send, re; The Day Deserved CD and Ten Seconds In-Between book.  The July recap follows…. First up, a new recording, answers the question… what do Buster Keaton, Tippi Hedren, and theContinue reading “Buster Keaton, Doug Hoekstra, and the Bay Area Mindfulness Center”

Silently – Spoken Word

What do Buster Keaton, Tippi Hedren, and the Bay Area Mindfulness Center have in common? Answer – they all appear in “Silently,” a flash fiction of mine that’s also included in the latest Doug Hoekstra book, Ten Seconds In-Between. The tale takes a walk with two cousins, immersed in endless competition, and the game ofContinue reading “Silently – Spoken Word”

Seaside Town Video Premiere – Glide Magazine

Happy to announce “Seaside Town,” the first video from the new Doug Hoekstra album “The Day Deserved” premieres today at Glide Magazine.   Single will drop later this week and pre-sales for the album are up at Bandcamp. Thanks to Pat Meusel and Daniel Pennington for their fine work on putting the visuals together.   Enjoy and stay tuned forContinue reading “Seaside Town Video Premiere – Glide Magazine”

Ode to My Chuck Taylors

Here’s a new poem, “Ode to My Chuck Taylors,” just for here….enjoy.  Doug Ode to My Chuck Taylors On a listless Sunday afternoon My black hi-top Chuck Taylors Lie waiting on the hardwood floor Classic, cool, casual They beckon me to dance With abandon and intrigue Like lovers of my past and The way weContinue reading “Ode to My Chuck Taylors”