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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

We were in Paris this time last year.  I was enjoying the buzz and feeling shortchanged: we don’t have national holidays in England, at least none t...
"There is nothing inorganic... The earth is not a mere fragment of dead history, stratum upon stratum like the leaves of a book, to be studied by ge...
The fountain pen feels heavy in my hand.  I haven't written for a long time.  I mean written – not typed.  That I do every day, all day.  Click, click...
Tennis courts may be covered over and croquet lawns may have disappeared beneath overgrowth upon overgrowth, but the football pavilion still stands a...
  A poem for the season of Ascension and Pentecost...     Like whispering silk, the elm Like Bridal Veil the birch The Groom is gone...the Gro...

Latest Comments

Rosy Cole Reconnecting
19 July 2019
It's hard to understand why naming the translator isn't an automatic part of a contract. I expect tr...
Katherine Gregor Paris, 14 Juillet
18 July 2019
I've never seen a July 4th parade (except for one I went to in France back in 1976!) – do you not no...
Stephen Evans Paris, 14 Juillet
18 July 2019
As a child we used to go to a Navy air show each summer where the air squadron called the Blue Angel...
Katherine Gregor Reconnecting
12 July 2019
Not sure about the "appreciated" part of translating. Relatively few reviewers even mention the tra...
Jane Phillipson Wilson Time Is Flying and Changes Increasing!
09 July 2019
I so needed to read this today! Thank you, Sue! xxooJane