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In Vancouver with Salinger and disc golf hi-jinx – Postcard #11

From Quenn 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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Bonus Reading from Postcard #8

Dave Olson’s original essay about Glen Canyon Dam “Dam the Damn” (.pdf)

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 (Alibris), 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.

Download Postcards from Gravelly Beach #9 (27:30, .mp3)
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snapshot of Ed’s old shed gutter in Pe Ell, WA

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

In Volume 8, DaveO read from Lewis and Clark’s journals as they lose horses on Sept 3rd, and Ed Abbey foretells the future in his modern classic, Desert Solitaire while and Uncle Weed continues telling a story about responsible eco-tage and desert enjoyment to the kids.

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Snapshot: Columbia River Gorge near Goldendale, WA

Bonus Reading from Postcard #7 part 2

Dave Olson’s original (free-ed) haiku collection Hotsprings and Stubbed Toe –  Occasional haiku -1992 – 2004 (.pdf)

Bonus Reading from Postcard #7

Dave Olson’s original haibun collection Four Haibun For You (.pdf).

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

In Volume 7, Dave, chillaxing with sake some smoking jazz tracks, reads from Kerouac‘s “Lonesome Traveller,” “Mexico City Blues” and “American Haiku” plus Gary Snyder from “The Backcountry” and haiku from masters Issa Kobayashi and Basho and his own original haiku (.pdf) and haibun.

Postcards from Gravelly Beach#7 (14:22, .mp3)
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With Mayor of Misasa, Tottori, Japan during Petanque tournament
Snapshot : DaveO and the Mayor of Misasa, Tottori, Japan circa 1992

Rousseau Confesses and more Letters from Russia – Postcard #6

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” (.pdf).

Listen to Postcards from Gravelly Beach #6 (10:00, .mp3)
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lucid blue of your eyes - watercolor pencil by Dave Olson
“lucid blue of your eyes” – watercolor pencil by Dave Olson, Manzanita, Oregon