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In Vancouver with Salinger and Disc Golf Hi-jinx – Postcard #11

From Queen Elizabeth Park in beloved Vancouver, DaveO reads from J.D. Salinger’s “For Esme with Love and Squalor” and part of a “Letter from Russia”… until disc-golf hi-jinx ensue!

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Kerouac Rides West and Dave Hitches North – Postcard #10

From a backyard in OlyWa, Dave reads from Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” and a bit of hitch-hike narrative of his own recounting a trip up from North Carolina to Rhode Island during a cold November – backed with more smoking jazz tracks by Joe Williamson and colleagues in Banff circa 1990.

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Aerogrammes to Utah, St. Louis and the Gulf Coast – Postcard #9

Dave O reads a Utah writer variety pack from Pe Ell, Washington featuring Françios Camoin, Levi Peterson, and Ed Abbey (more Ed – interview and article in Canyon Country Zephyr) plus an original essay about Glen Canyon Dam.

Then, Lewis and Clark check in from their homestretch after scoring some whiskey, and Dave enlists the Jerry Garcia Band‘s help to send evocative empathy to the post-Katrina, Gulf Coast.

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Lewis and Clark move west, Ed Abbey’s wisdom and Uncle Weed’s story – Postcard #8

In Volume 8, while in Pe Ell, WA, DaveO reads from Lewis and Clarks’ journals as they lose horses on Sept. 3rd, then Ed Abbey foretells the future in his modern classic, “Desert Solitaire”, then the Uncle Weed story continues with jovial demonstrations of eco-sabotage and desert enjoyment while camping with kids .

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Kerouac in Mexico, Snyder in Japan and Jazz from Banff – Postcard #7

In Volume 7, Dave, chilling with sake and smoking jazz tracks, reads from Jack Kerouac‘s “Lonesome Traveller,” “Mexico City Blues” and “American Haiku”; Gary Snyder from “The Backcountry”; and haiku from masters Issa Kobayashi and Basho; and finally his own original haiku and haibun.

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Rousseau Confesses and more Letters from Russia – Postcard #6

Postcard from Gravelly Beach - Silver Malaysian postboxes

In Volume six, DaveO sits with ducks at Olympia’s Capitol Lake on a windy day and reads from Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s “Confessions” and offers a bit of discourse on transparency, plus reads two more original “Letters from Russia” epistolary literature.

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Uncle Weed and Ed Abbey head to Canyonlands – Postcard #5

Postcards from Gravelly Beach – Oman post office

In Volume five, DaveO hangs out in the dark at Olympia’s Seven Oars park and reads Part 2 of Uncle Weed’s Red Rock Adventure, chats about Edward Abbey, and reads from Ed’s “Desert Solitaire” (scored fresh from Olympia’s Last Word Books).

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Russian Epics, French Poems and Irish Beer – Postcard #4

Postcard from Gravelly Beach – Oman Lane sign

In Volume 4, DaveO reads from his own “Letters from Russia,” Leo Tolstoy’s epic “War and Peace” and a bit of French poetry while fumbling with pronunciation and enjoying a Guinness in the nighttime garden.

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HD Thoreau and GG Marquez Along for the Ride – Postcard #3

Postcard from Gravelly Beach – VIA Ocean train

In Volume 3, Dave reads from Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” and “Civil Disobedience” plus Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “100 Years of Solitude” and his own Portuguese Snapshots.

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Remembering Florida, Heading to Japan, Wandering with Walt – Postcard #2

Postcard from Gravelly Beach – Grey Canada Post box, white letters

Postcard #2 in which Dave reads from Gary Snyder’s “Left out in the Rain,” Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” and from original short story, “I Remember Florida.”

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