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Full Name: Ken Hartke
Timezone: America/Denver
Website: https://malpaisweb.wordpress.com/
Biography: I'm retired and living solo "out west" in the New Mexico desert. I've been an observer and blogger for years and usually have four or five blogs going but wrote for myself or for friends. A lot of it was travel stories or daily random postings -- but it was a good experience. Red Room allowed me to share things on a wider scale and with its demise, I (maybe) found a more public voice.

Latest Blogs

As part of my stay-at-home regimen, I have been rereading Walden. I have consulted it often, but not read it through for many years. When I first rea...
a riverhesitantin the darkstabbed with lightplays with my mindcrescent sleekwhitesuspendedin aerial pitchblacknessgiving false securityas we are dispa...
Am I haunted by an old place or just by forgotten spirits?Guadalupe sits in the hot sun by the edge of the river.La Senora Guadalupe: Wind, cold, san...
I watched the movie, Puberty Blues, the other night. I didn’t mean to, just found it as I was scrolling through for a movie to watch. It’s an Austral...

Latest Comments

Nicholas Mackey a pandemic verse (written late at night by the River Thames)
07 April 2020
Hi Rosie, I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my poem and thank you for your kind though...
Vanessa Boscolo Farm Reflections: Beryl
06 April 2020
Don, Beryl and their children lived around the corner from where I grew up in Werribee. I used to go...
Rosy Cole a pandemic verse (written late at night by the River Thames)
04 April 2020
Good to see you, Nicholas, and that you wanted share your poignant poem with us. Tragic though this ...
Ken Hartke Memories of Guadalupe
03 April 2020
I'm so glad you stopped by. New Mexico is a fascinating place. Every day here is like a box of Cra...
Nicholas Mackey Memories of Guadalupe
03 April 2020
Hi Ken, I was enthralled with your writing and pictures of my favourite state in the USA: New Mexico...