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As you can see, I have almost completely given up blogging. The reason is simple: I loved blogging so much that I almost stopped working on my books, because books require long patience, private discipline, and a willingness to operate in great imaginative spaces. Blogging, on the other hand, is immediate, addictive, and intoxicating. It’s a contact sport. The way I practiced it was almost more essay and commentary than traditional blogging, and I think I was very good at it.
I have put the old archives up because they show my thinking at its most unmediated. They also show me responding to events in the world and my life – Katrina, the political events of the last decade, the untimely death of a dog, my writing, and a host of lesser and greater issues. They are a documenting of the times.

Read a few. See how they strike you. Perhaps you will find yourself among those readers who wish I would give up writing books and go back to blogging. Perhaps you will be among those who are relieved that I don’t.

Either way, thanks for engaging in this bit of literary spelunking.

Supporting Mrs. Brown in her new role as a shooter/teacher
Dear Mrs. Brown, I’m pleased to see that Mr. Trump and the NRA have finally decided to take the long
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Thoughts about Voices in the Stones?
I just received a request from woman in a community that is using Voices in the Stones as its community
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Good people, dead kids, and guns
We are better than this. We are better than a war between dead children and the constitution. We are better
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In honor of my friends now in grip of a deep northern winter
I always liked the way I had described my experience driving in a winter storm in northern  North Dakota in
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Another deep winter story from Native Echoes: Listening to the Spirit of the Land
I feel with you, my friends, my brothers and sisters from the north.  I see that the weather is not
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Homage to a winter storm in the North Country
I see that my old home country of northern Minnesota is under another blizzard and winter storm warning.  Those of
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Native Echoes now available on Kindle
Native Echoes, my quiet, most poetic work, is now available on Kindle through Amazon.  I’m sure it will be up
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A special offer of signed copies of Voices in the Stones and Native Echoes
Many of you are familiar with my trilogy, Neither Wolf nor Dog, The Wolf at Twilight, and The Girl who
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Robert Plant’s Foreword to the Canongate edition of Neither Wolf nor Dog
  The Voice of the Native Heart A Foreword by Robert Plant   It’s a dirty familiar history A story
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Robert Plant’s Foreword to the Canongate edition of Neither Wolf nor Dog
For those of you who doggedly remain signed up for this website, in a few days I will be printing
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“NATIVE ECHOES — Listening to the Spirit of the Land” is here!
Native Echoes: Listening to the Spirit of the Land is Kent Nerburn's most poetic book. It blends Native American thinking
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The Hay Festival in Wales, The Black Hills film Festival in Rapid City, and Wisdom Ways in St. Paul
Ah, the season for talking, traveling, and generally coming out from under a rock has begun.  The first emergence will
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An interview, a reading at Powell’s, and bit of this and a bit of that
I haven’t been writing much on this site lately.  For that, my apologies.  I tend to use my website for
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Voices in the Stones makes its first steps into the world
When you work for one of the big publishers, they throw hard money at the promotion of a book when
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Reading at Annie Bloom’s in Portland on January 25th.
I hope to see many of my Pacific Northwest friends at my reading from Voices in the Stones at Annie
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Reading this Wednesday, January 25th, at Annie Bloom’s in Portland, Oregon
I hope to see many of my Pacific Northwest friends at my reading from Voices in the Stones at Annie
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A delightful surprise: a blog in my inbox that has an image of one of my sculptures
Periodically, one of you readers will ask about my previous life as a sculptor.  Since I stopped sculpting in the
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Voices in the Stones — my new book and a thoughtful review from a good man
David Crumm, who quietly serves as one of the true allies of people laboring in the fields of spiritual and
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A DAY JUST LIKE TODAY — Thoughts on the Dakota Access Pipeline
Recently I was flying across the country on one of those rare cloudless days when you can watch the full
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OUR CHILDREN, OUR FUTURE
OUR CHILDREN, OUR FUTURE A wise woman named Robyn Sand Anderson just posted this in the blog comments as a
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One thought on “Posts | Archives

  1. I think I’m going to watch NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG yet again, today. I haven’t seen it in a while. Just like an old fine wine, your books and movie is always worth spending more time with. I like to think of your books as ‘comfort books’…. they always bring me comfort.

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