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September 22, 2014
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Rated: 18+ | Book | Biographical | #1317094
Enga mellom fjella: where from across the meadow, poems sing from mountains and molehills.

Enga mellom Fjella


                   as if you own me
I bow before the Bitterroots
and just like you
                   my rocky soil, my withered grass
                   lays prey to the empty sky.

© Kåre Enga 2007 "Sentinel

Reader's Choice of Poems:

"'heart's home'
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"Guitarman, a gift for Gary. Aaron Marable's art.



Updated at the request of Thomas : [NEW!] since 2012-10-15

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 Kåre *Delight* Enga

~ until everything was rainbow, rainbow, rainbow! And I let the fish go.
~ Elizabeth Bishop
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September 18, 2014 at 5:18pm
September 18, 2014 at 5:18pm
Reading, editing...
...vampire stories. My own.


I slid right into Spanish at the meeting today. But I tend to talk too much so I decided to chill and read some stuff I'd printed out yesterday.

Interesting to read something written years ago.


Made progress on my vampire stories. Need to make more. I can do editing on line but have a piece of paper in my hands is priceless.

Shared "Old Sniffer" with fellow writers last night. I need more pointers on writing style. My degree was NOT English.

Still, it was well-received.

No other news. Dark rainy morning. Brighter afternoon. Faint color starting to show on the trees.
September 17, 2014 at 5:17pm
September 17, 2014 at 5:17pm
Shark in a new poem...


I went to a poetry workshop yestereve and was given the word "shark" to make an acrostic poem. Instead of using the 5 letters for the first word in each line we were to use it in the middle. Which I did.

Now to edit! And post at my other blog.

It felt good to write. It usually does.

So... do I dare choose 20 plus words associated with the sea. Write short acrostics, choose 12 of them to make a small cheap chapbook to give out at the Festival of the Book next month, October 9th-11th.

It's an idea.

I need some motivation to write.

Any reason will do.
September 15, 2014 at 2:25pm
September 15, 2014 at 2:25pm
Independence Day... Costa Rica and throughout Central America.


I'm still tied to home. No freedom for me... just yet.

Found a cheap flight to Peru! But not ready to commit. Have even contemplated going to Costa Rica in October or November (not a good season to go) and then go elsewhere come December-January.

In any case... not just yet.

I did get up a bit earlier today. I'm at the Senior Center but lunch is dismal and there's no reason to tarry. Tomorrow is another day.

I'm working on "Turkey Necks", part of my Blood of the Garlic series. I'll need to talk to someone who understands how to show dialogue. I revised it just now with em dashes (—).

I read some of Melissa Melchreest's poetry. I heard her read Saturday evening. Her poetry is strong. Her presentation could use some work... but her poetry on the page is STRONG.

A tad jealous. *Laugh*

She's from Connecticut but somehow connects with this Montana landscape in a way I don't seem to. Perhaps I should revise my Oklahoma and Kansas poems? That landscape I do connect to.

So... I'm going to leave here (the Senior Center? Missoula?) soon and go looking for a life. It's out there.

I just need to declare my freedom to go looking.

September 14, 2014 at 10:56pm
September 14, 2014 at 10:56pm
Nothing equals nothing quite like nothing
Another slow but pleasant day.


I got up, went out, did the usual...

Some music from a fund raiser next door. Watched a bit of a program on vhs. Ate.

Sneezed a bit.

Hope I'm not getting ill. Impossible to avoid ill people in public though. I suspect some of them have nowhere else to go. A bit frustrating when they are in the coffee shop or library. I'm in a coffee shop but there's no one near me.

Ran into a fellow artist who just got back from a trip and had an embolism similar to me. Not a good thang! However, they caught it quickly.

We may have some warm weather. Locust leaflets turning golden. Cool nights. Clear crisp mornings. Autumn in the air even if it does get above 80.

Plus it was the third weekend of football here.

Still, nothing great to report.

Nothing equals nothing quite like nothing.
September 13, 2014 at 5:41pm
September 13, 2014 at 5:41pm
Almost had great news...
...but can't get computer to work.


Y'see... the Sr. Center got new computers so I got an old one! I wanted it because it has a usable Picasa program on it. But... got it home and realized I had no mouse. Went back and got two... just in case.

The keyboard and mouse won't turn on. The monitor and tower don't seem to like each other anymore.


Maybe it'll work someday, maybe not.

However, I do need to edit photos at home instead of the Center.

If I can re-organize my life:

Up earlier and get to Bernices by 8? to read, have coffee, write.
Center by 10 to get on-line and post photos and whatever.
Eat with friends at 11:30.
Out at 12 except for Wednesdays.
Afternoons to go-get-a-life!
Evenings for reading, editing, editing photos, whatever...

I may cut back time at the Center to 3 days. Monday, Wednesday, Friday would do. But... $3 lunch is cheaper than preparing my own!

I also need to make time to submit poems/writings again. If I have emotional support in place I think I could just start and learn along the way. It isn't as easy as it seems. Too many publications with too many rules. It saps my energy and joy.

Anyway, I need a new plan because the old ones aren't working for me anymore.

Time to reassess and move forward.
September 8, 2014 at 5:17pm
September 8, 2014 at 5:17pm
I had a thought...
...not sure where it went.


Dustin thinks I need to pitch some of my travel ideas to the universe (well... more specific than that) so that I can get some funding for my travels, writing, photography.

It would be nice.

I'd have to be more disciplined. I don't party so that's not the problem... or maybe it is! Lots of folks want to read/experience the wild side. Me? Too easily exhausted.

It would be nice to be able to go on shorter trips. 2 weeks? 3 weeks like when I went to England...

But costs keep me from doing that.

So... something must give.

My body is too worn out to not take days to relax and my income won't allow multiple trips and my legs are crying out for relief (I go to the doctor tomorrow).

Plus... I have not been diligent with my writing.

I've taken 4 trips with Joyce (Stevensville, Phillipsburg, Arlee, Bison Range) with one more to go. Did I take copious notes and write it up? Nope. My bad.

So, if I do get some proposals together I must first complete some writing. Like "A Story told in Stone" from England 2011. Yeah, that one has be waiting far too long.

As to my original thought? Can't remember what it was...
September 5, 2014 at 12:50pm
September 5, 2014 at 12:50pm
Not so easy... know exactly what to do.

I posted this at facebook:

To those who feel that the complex situations we face need simple and immediate solutions:

The president (no matter who) is never on vacation; he's always kept informed. Also, it's not possible for anyone, even with an intelligence network, to be all-knowing. Those who wanted God to be prez should've voted for him.

Hasty action (Iraq and "weapons of mass destruction") or inaction (Rwanda) are both fraught with consequences.

We live in a complicated world. At present the U.S. has a prez who works quietly and cautiously from behind. Much of the U.S. public on-the-other-hand would seem to prefer a leader that's more like a gangster movie star...

Only time will tell what would've been best for everyone. And history will be written by the victors.


Got up and out at a decent time today. Yesterday I slept in (far too long) but at least I was cheery!

Edited photos. Boiled underwear... as usual. Vacuumed!

Last night, I nearly got run over by someone who ran the red-light while I was in the crosswalk. An epidemic in this town it seems.

Will try to accomplish more today.

Tom gave me chocolate... a great way to begin the day.

And it's bright, shiny and cool outside. Heat saps my energy, although it will warm up. Not quite autumn yet but summer is broken.

Feeling un-tethered... as in "floating away". And not in a good way. But, life goes on... and on... and on...
September 2, 2014 at 4:29pm
September 2, 2014 at 4:29pm
Making amends.
Nothing quite like upsetting friends. Tried to make amends. Hopefully everything is okay now.

It really is easy to instantaneously offend/harm people these days. Social media means that the damage can be done before the chance to un-say, un-do, un...

Even an innocent photo can be an issue. I know. I don't like having my picture out there. And certainly don't want it tagged.

I try not to remember why...

I keep a threatening letter from someone who invaded my home years ago just in case he should show up again. I desperately don't want him to know whether I'm alive or dead. He's probably in jail or more likely prison. Yeah... that type of person.

And there are "friends" who would drag up the past, the far past, ancient history... just because. I don't need my scabs pulled off wounds either.

These days, I live in a place where I treat people fairly well and expect that in return and I'm the same when I travel. I do make mistakes. Hopefully not the same ones.

So... I managed to upset a friend. I did what I could as soon as I found out. There shouldn't be a problem now. I can only hope.
August 30, 2014 at 7:39pm
August 30, 2014 at 7:39pm
End of Summer...
... maybe.


Today the high is 70. It will get warmer this week but the heat of summer is gone. Nights in the 40s.

Bought potatoes at farmers' market. Plenty of melons. Getting ready for winter squash. Prices seem high but these are local farmers.

Football season started today. I'm dressed in maroon and grey.

No oomph but otherwise okay. Saw Gretel. Got a hug from Ingrid. Carly is back in town. Folks move away but it's hard to stay away.

If my leg continues to be okay I might risk a long walk. Need to not gain weight. Walking helps.

Two cups of coffee today, a cherry streudel, a fish taco. I'm eyeing the pumpkin pie... LOL.

Spring is my favorite season, May my favorite month. Autumn and September come in second. The lack of extreme heat and smoke in the air should make this autumn enjoyable.

August 29, 2014 at 3:45pm
August 29, 2014 at 3:45pm
I'll still be around... for yet another year.
Payed my WDC annual membership.


Now... I need to fully use my membership! A promise I haven't kept the last two years.

What would help:

1. A new light weight fast computer that has everything except the capacity to cook mac & cheese.
2a. Discipline. LOL. 2b. Internet at home... which isn't going to happen... so, discipline.
3. Read, write and interact more.
4. Put up new works and edit old ones.
5. Rather than use WDC for storage, use it to promote.

A weak list of 5 but it's the best I can do today.

Hey! I remembered to pay! That's enough for one day.

Other snews? Went to the Peace Garden of One Thousand Buddhas yesterday. Joyce wanted to go so I went with her. Very beautiful time of year to travel. Lovely warm pleasant sunny day with wispy clouds. Great pics.

Joyce made a ham and provolone sandwich with mustard without checking with me first... She guessed right on all three accounts. We ate on a bench in the sun.

That would be my only concern on a hot day. Very little shade. I need shade in the heat. The gardens themselves have some small planted trees around them and the flowers inside are sun-loving.

Not completed yet. Have 900 of the 1,000 statues necessary. When they have that they are inviting the Dalai Lama.

Quite a Buddhist influence in Western Montana.

The actual site is on the "reservation" of the Flathead Nation (Salish-Kootenai). It's in the Jocko Valley. Open flat lands surrounded by short-grass and ponderosa pine clad mountains.

Very peaceful.

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