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So far Karen Sullivan has created 24 blog entries.

A Winter’s Diary

To my wonderful subscribers, thank you. This braided essay was recently published in Rainshadow Journal, but I also wanted to share it with you. Dec 31, 2020: It was foggy this morning, and temps have not dipped below freezing in a long time. There was a thick frost a couple [...]

By |2021-02-18T16:19:24-08:00February 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Making Sense of All the Abuse.

As I write this, a new president and vice-president have just been inaugurated, and like many, I’m emotional about it. There’s relief, of course, but also much more. Four years ago on election night in 2016, I was sitting with a group of friends, at first encouraged by the polls [...]

By |2021-01-20T12:37:46-08:00January 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|7 Comments

Goodbye, Godzilla.

I wish whoever said, “May you live in interesting times” was alive today, to get a nice big gulp of his own advice. Fun fact: Does anyone remember it was a leap year? It had 29 days in February, 200 days in March, and five years in November. It can now [...]

By |2020-12-29T09:09:42-08:00December 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|28 Comments

Blogging vs Blargging

According to the Urban Dictionary, the term “blarg” is one of those unique words that can mean anything you want it to. It reminds me of that well-known meme where a dog is trying to drink out of a high-pressure lawn sprinkler and the caption is "WHARRRRRGARBL." Thus, the word [...]

By |2020-12-19T15:22:30-08:00November 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments

If 2020 was a soufflé…

How's everyone doing? Are you managing to find the nuggets of good stuff hidden in this year's hazardous waste dump? I've picked up my rapidograph pens again and had fun doodling these cartoons, which I give to you in hopes it'll elicit a giggle or two. Please feel free to [...]

By |2020-08-04T21:13:52-07:00August 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|22 Comments

Morning walks, Port Townsend

Mist, rain, chill, repeat, it’s Juneuary. Mossy roofs, rain gutters leaf-bulged, a smell of drowned earthworms, the slap of agglomerated raindrops under a maple tree, patter like white noise, chuckling drains and scalloped rain-waves on pavement. A ’42 Chevy in a shed, a deep-throated ship’s horn in the Strait. The [...]

By |2020-06-15T14:27:24-07:00June 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Time Slowing Down

Once, deep in an Alaskan winter in the abyss of a post-divorce-induced depression, I spent an entire Saturday sitting in the living room of my rented postwar cottage, rocking absentmindedly in a creaky chair, dog in my lap, staring through small frosted windowpanes at feathers of hoarfrost growing outward on [...]

By |2020-04-13T15:53:40-07:00April 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|14 Comments