January 15th, 2014.
Salvador speaks English very well. He is intelligent in so far as reading the form plywood and panels, rigging the super studs, and completing his typical 4 daily tasks – Other than that I have no frame of reference. I like to think he is a genius and hard worker – He prefers to keep his life simple, pure genius.
He has a twin brother Rafael that works with him every day. They always wear atlas work gloves and use ear plugs. They drive to the site in a blue dodge durango and leave the same way; Danner boots muddied, Muckboots folded over; two differences to their arrival – two paper 16 oz coffee cups emptied, two coleman coolers smudged with form oil and clay. I have only seen them in safety orange and neon green.
Salvador always smiles at me when I talk to him. Even when I ask him about the panel conditions, filler panels and she bolt patterns. He is serious and good at his job but my intuition and interaction with Sal tells me nothing is more important than it should be. His work is simple in the grand scheme of things, this is not an implication or judgment of him as a person nor his intelligence.
Simplicity is the most sought after principle in our world, few can achieve it. His job has levity, consequence, and importance – yet when I talk with him, I forget these things, even about my job.
Sometimes, usually only for a time counted in seconds, I love my job.
we poetasters have lulled in the onset of life’s pace. we are weeding out though.
in the coming weeks we will be releasing i5 – elusivity. it will feature a custom screen print and line drawings by hope clunie. a boston born artist transplanted to seattle.
additionally tonight i will be a featured reader at the old growth poetry event in belltown of seattle. i’ll read a handful of select pieces and continue to build.
in a few days we’ll post some sneak peek pieces from the upcoming issue as well as a review of the movie on the road.
poetasters. love to you. see you outside. in the light. grazing the skies and stars with pens and poetry.
it isn’t what you think. but a fine day it is. great is the day friend’s flock.
willie mays – the catch
the san francisco giants don’t have quite the stars like willie these days – but are a fine ball team. read some poetry about them and willie in our latest issue.
long live america’s past time.
we have a new issue. we finished this issue nearly one year ago. all of our lives have been tumbling forward so fast, but we are back with new inspirations and ideas. we can’t wait to share them with you. but for now we will send you back to a new nostalgia with i4 of the empire builder. enjoy.
issue 5 isn’t far away. i can feel it.
i hope you all dig what we did with i4, …the most nostalgic part of the year is upon us. fall. crisp fall air chills your hands and feet – sending your mind and heart to warm cozy areas of your past and dreams.
i4 is all about baseball – it is also the most nostalgic part of the season for baseball fans. the playoffs.
can you feel it.
this is a mark twain approved message.