Tag Archives: wall of sleep

  1. Goodbye, Athena


    July 30, 2018 by Laird

    We laid Athena to rest early this evening in the shade of the big sycamores and pines in our yard. …
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  2. My Girl, Athena


    July 29, 2018 by Laird

    I wrote an “Athena” post in 2011. Nothing has changed except that the hourglass is trickling down. I’ve decided to …
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  3. For my Dad on this Day


    June 18, 2017 by Laird

    I am older now, by a couple of years, than my father was the day I left Alaska for good. …
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  4. The Elk


    May 28, 2016 by Laird

      The Elk One morning as a man and dog traveled an Old dirt road through the mountains, An elk …
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  5. Neil Gaiman on Death and the Author


    April 27, 2016 by Laird

    Not so long ago, I bit the bullet and shelled out a substantial fee to get this done correctly. My …
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  6. North of the Wall


    January 13, 2015 by Laird

    Matthew Good says, “Gonna die in Coquitlam.” This time of year, I used to say, I’m gonna die in Shaktoolik. …
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  7. Happy Birthday, Lee Van Cleef


    January 9, 2015 by Laird

    Gone, but not forgotten. Right in there with Clint Eastwood, James Coburn, and Lee Marvin among the heavyweight hard cases …
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  8. All Is Farewell


    December 1, 2014 by Laird

    Goodbye, Mark Strand. Thank you for the greatness of your poetry. I found your work at a time when I …
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  9. Jay Lake

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    June 1, 2014 by Laird

    My condolences to the family and friends of author Jay Lake, 1964-2014. Jay and I were colleagues and relative neighbors …
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  10. Lillie


    March 8, 2014 by Laird

    Lillie fell asleep in Jessica’s arms the other night on the way back in fromĀ the routineĀ 2 A.M. walk. We knew …
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