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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 12, Number 1, March 2018

J Hahn Doleman
San Francisco, California, USA

Cause and Effect

Walking up the gravel road just outside my dad’s hometown, our breath escapes in silver clouds as we pass old growth cedar stumps and snags of noble fir, row after row of saplings, and a No Trespassing sign with the No bitten off by a shotgun. Logging trucks grumble by in both directions every few minutes. They climb the mountain piggybacked, empty, then return with twenty or thirty bucked trunks headed for the local mill.

“They’re running a hundred loads a day just to break even,” my father says, pointing at a sheared hillside where he once chased boyhood myths under a canopy of green.

rabbit tracks
the memory of a fox
scribbled in snow



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