Welcome to HawthorneCrow.com

Welcome to my renovated web site. It's been a while since I've had an internet home, but I'm happy to be back online to archive old things and share some new things. I'm not yet finished assembling this site, however. So, bear with my mess for the time being.

I'll be whipping this place into half-way decent shape during the spring of 2013. After such a long absence from regular smart-assery, it's taken me a while to gather much of what's here, which includes (1) most of my old blog, first known as "Blowing Shit Up With Gas" and later known as "Boldly Serving Up Wheatgrass," both names reflecting my former address bsuwg.blogspot.com, (2) a few of my books, including (a) most of my Tales of the Midwest book, (b) my Pirates of Pamlico Sound novella (included here in full), (c) an early version of a poetry chapbook from the early 1990s, and (d) (possibly soon) the inclusion of a feature-length screenplay, (3) sixteen or seventeen ragtime compositions, including sheet music for many of them, and (4) many other various items.

In all, there are 800-odd posts gathered here to date. My my immediate goal is to use this space to continue assembling and organizing as much of my creatie archive as possible -- although, admittedly, much of that will merely be linked to. For example, I've linked out to some business blogs and health blogs where I've posted considerable additional content (such as PureJeevan.com, where my wife and I have published something like 900 articles on raw foods, and MarketingPortland.com, where I have probably another 100 or so on web development and internet marketing). Sometimes I'm not sure if a post belongs here or on one of those sites, but I try not to duplicate anything; if they belong off-site, then that's where they'll stay.

Why "Hawthorne Crow"?

Ahh yes... I nearly forgot to explain that. My family and I now live in SE Portland, in a neighborhood called Hawthorne -- which, to my great delight, is populated by murders upon murders of my favorite avian marauders. Someday I'll write more about what crows mean to me, but I suppose most people know a thing or two about them. They're curious, clever, resourceful, obnoxious, mysterious... all things more of us should aspire to be.


Recently Presented Shiny Baubles

  • Art
  • Juvenilia
    • THE GUEST OF HONOR, a lost opera. (Juvenilia) 2014-04-22 03:52:04

      Mrs. Duncan told me about India and the bodies on the Ganges. She went on about the mystery of India while wrapped in a shawl. She is just a mental portrait now, something that wont flicker out even if...

    • Writing Curbs in the Face of Street Sweepers (Juvenilia) 2014-04-22 03:44:13

      Washington, D.C. 1992 I. framed permit in parkade office window: "...CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY . . . permission to use the basement floor for the following purpose: Parking Establishment - Garage (Not...

    • Spring (Juvenilia) 2014-04-22 03:37:37

      She said you may call her when ivy leaves Are climbing empty window frames. She said That you will find her name in factories, In bricks, in wooden attics, and in lead Encasements like the pipes...

    • Folk Tale (Juvenilia) 2014-04-22 03:34:26

      Gary was making a coffin for the poodle    One morning, when we lived near Harry Truman's home. My mother had recently mistaken a Shell sign for the sun    On the way home from the horse farm -- But, then...

  • Original Compositions
    • "Critters" (Original Compositions) 2015-03-15 07:28:10

      Another in an experimental iPad looping set. This one's more of a trance-like reverie, entitled "Critters." Prior to working this up as an iPad loop, I'd envisioned it as a never-ending repetitive...

    • "The Violin" (Original Compositions) 2015-03-14 09:35:33

      This was the first of a casual series of experimental, minimalist, electronic, ambient looping compositions done on an iPad a few years ago. I'd had this melody in my mind for a while and, although...

  • Politics
  • Uncategorised
    • Privacy Policy (Uncategorised) 2016-04-15 04:41:31

      This is a personal blog. I don't collect info or anything. Nothing to see here. I just addedthis to get Facebook commenting to work.

About Hawthorne Crow

... long-haired smart ass, self-employed web developer, hyper-creative writer, musician, renaissance man, defiant, prone to philosophization, as-always a pyro, ever-frustrated cat owner, free agent, big fan of wearing bandanas.

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