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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend

Korean War Memorial, Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, 1999

Hoyt Arboretum, 2000

Vietnam Veterans of Oregon Memorial, 2000

Monday, May 18, 2015

35 Years Since the Mt. St. Helens Blast

Mt. St. Helens Eruption

Photo taken by a real estate agent from the area of my childhood home, in 1979, less than a year before the mountain erupted. I put scores of BBs in the dead tree on the left, over time. 

I don't know if Wally Arp was a Dadaist. He is now.


The Columbia Gateway, 1938

Bonneville Dam and Mount Hood. The postcard was a photomontage, making the mountain to appear closer to the dam than in reality.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Marcus Reed

Meeting with Marcus Reed on 9 May 2015 for the first time in 34 years.

Friday, May 8, 2015

70th Anniversary of VE Day

T-34 tank outside Soviet War Memorial, Berlin, April 2015

Reichstag, Berlin, April 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Even Spring Has the Night

Even Spring Has the Night

Skin like the Thames, the Shard’s beacon yoked to the Surrealist show at the Tate Modern.
White nights on Jomfruland, goose whistled past dawn, Venus frosty above Christiania,
My hare legs in slippers, Carnatic as a stave kirk, toward Herre, Norway to yearn,
Are the kids bothering you, the canal banked no horses, “time is everything.”
Time veined the truth, out to the churchyard I waded, toward lichen we turned.

JF 2 May, 2015

Photo:  Herre, Norway,  13 April, 2015.