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John C. Mannone
Saturday, January 17th 2009 - 11:07:09 AM Concerning The Weaver's Tale

Hi David,

I saw this before and meant to comment on it, but got distracted. Thanks for sharing it again.

A very nice parable indeed. And though not specifically a Christian writing, it is consistent with many things I am familiar with--in oarticular, the triumph over Death by Life.

A few years ago I wrote a poem simply called "Hope" in the wake of the Katrina disaster. I won't reproduce it here, except for the first lines,

"Hope is not a loose thread dangling in the wind. Rather a strand strengthened with the bands of faith and the strings of the heart."

Of course, there is allusion to some scriptures, but these are universally applicable to all caring people, cultures, faiths.

For example, when these words from Saint Paul,

"And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
--1 Corinthians 13:13

are combined with the wisdom of King Solomon,

"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falls; for he doesn't have another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat, but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken."
--Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12

it is easy to see how your parable is proverbial.


P.S. As an aside, with the bitter cold many of us have been experiencing lately, the Ecclesiastes verses also remind me of "a three dog night," not the artist, but the principle behind that idiom.

John C. Mannone
Saturday, January 17th 2009 - 11:06:01 AM Concerning The Weaver's Tale

Hi David,

I saw this before and meant to comment on it, but got distracted. Thanks for sharing it again.

A very nice parable indeed. And though not specifically a Christian writing, it is consistent with many things I am familiar with--in oarticular, the triumph over Death by Life.

A few years ago I wrote a poem simply called "Hope" in the wake of the Katrina disaster. I won't reproduce it here, except for the first lines,

"Hope is not a loose thread dangling in the wind. Rather a strand strengthened with the bands of faith and the strings of the heart."

Of course, there is allusion to some scriptures, but these are universally applicable to all caring people, cultures, faiths.

For example, when these words from Saint Paul,

"And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
--1 Corinthians 13:13

are combined with the wisdom of King Solomon,

"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falls; for he doesn't have another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat, but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken."
--Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12

it is easy to see how your parable is proverbial.


P.S. As an aside, with the bitter cold many of us have been experiencing lately, the Ecclesiastes verses also remind me of "a three dog night," not the artist, but the principle behind that idiom.

Friday, November 25th 2005 - 12:10:06 PM Well,
I left my paw prints here.... Greetings from the sweetest princess in the desert southwest...

Ginger & Pepper

Nice Poems & Pictures

Ginger Hamilton Caudill
Thursday, November 24th 2005 - 08:53:05 AM I normally avoid signing guestbooks, but since you said "please," how could I refuse? Lovely, lovely site. Peaceful, stimulating, it makes me feel as if I'm sitting beside a neverending brook that flows with love. Hugs to you and Pam.

Marjorie McKinney
Thursday, November 10th 2005 - 03:35:56 PM David,
I thoroughly enjoyed the little tour I took. Didn't take it all in yet, but plan too. I saw the beautiful photos in the slideshow (the first) with the wonderful flute, which I at first thought might be R. Carlos Nakai.
I enjoyed listening to Thoughts and hearing, I'm supposing you are Scruffy?
After watching the slideshow and hearing the wonderful music I couldn't believe I had not paid admission. Thank you

Monday, October 31st 2005 - 02:38:44 PM Castaneda talks about separate realities. The reality that we have been conditioned in is so unreal that it makes one cringe to think that he once accepted it. We cannot see beyond our backyard fences. Beyond my backyard fence reality flows through the farmland all the way to the Pacific some seventy miles west as the crow flies. When we understand that reality does not end at our backyard fence we are already in a different reality. The ego shrinks to its true insignificance when we see the vast spread of the world beyond our limited vision. And, seeing is not that hard to do once we realize that we don’t normally see.

Where does reality begin for you?


Bruce Jackson
Friday, October 21st 2005 - 08:19:33 AM David,
I have been working on the board for a local arts interest group here in Kenmore. One of the other people reminds me of you, appearance wise. Anyway it prompted me to visit again. I enjoy the photo galleries. Can anyone submit photos tothe web site? I have a few autum leaves taken in a trip over the mountians her in Washington that I might like to share.


Danielle & Jessika
Tuesday, October 4th 2005 - 01:20:39 PM It's the girls from Urban Sun! Just stopping by to check out your site. We love it! Your photo gallery is amazing, especially gallery 4 - love the ones of Bodega, Russian Rivers End.

Thanks for inviting us in ;o)

Major Bozo
Saturday, August 27th 2005 - 04:55:07 PM This be the URL for QUICTIONonline:

Allyn Kaye
Saturday, August 27th 2005 - 04:31:45 PM Hi David!
Nice poems to share - I really like the PB&J analogy - there are alot of those kind of sandwiches in our lives these days.
They just re-dedicated the Robert Louis Stevenson house in Monterey State Historic Park - being around a bunch of very dedicated state park volunteers who are passionate about "their" park always makes me think of Torrey Pines and all those wonderful folks in TPA and TPDS...
Just got the new TPA Journal - very nice publication - I'm proud of all of you!
The Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance was last week and I thought of you and your fine ride and think you and your warthog buddy ought to make it up this way sometime (be careful around Big Sur tho - they have a bounty out for wild pigs!)
Take good care - I miss you.

Major Bozo
Saturday, August 27th 2005 - 11:24:47 AM Sir Scruffy 1

Thank you and Surely for the fine plugola. Networking to online readers will make the site go . . .

Helga Ross
Thursday, August 4th 2005 - 12:55:20 PM Hello David!

No, I haven't forgotten you.
Be still my heart!
Just read "Her". It's wonderful. It's perfect.
No doubt written for her, but could just as well be written for me or with me in mind. Fits perfectly! ;)


Bruce Jackson
Monday, August 1st 2005 - 11:09:49 AM David,
Sue and I enjoyed meeting you and Pam at the Rendezevous in Klamath Falls. We had a pleasant trip back up to Washington. I am sending a link to your site to our poet friend in Arizona.

Saturday, July 30th 2005 - 09:15:18 PM Fluffy loves Warty

Sunday, July 10th 2005 - 09:55:25 PM Another pleasant visit.
Reading your poems has been the best nightcap for my wild and crazy day. Thank you, David.
Good night. Lights out in New York.


Sean Russ
Saturday, June 11th 2005 - 03:02:28 AM David,
Thanks for the teaching on Zoe. I discovered your site because of your response, and it is very needed in todays time. Now as I wrestle with the craft and art of writing, I also wrestle with what those words may produce in mankind.
May the wind bring you peace.

Wednesday, June 8th 2005 - 03:10:33 PM Hello David.
My brother Conrad who lives and writes poems in the sunny Philippine Islands suggested I visit your site.
I have enjoyed my short visit, delighted reading Ben Henry's piece, and am sure I will be returning to read more of your poetry. You have a very appealing and gentle voice. Thank you for building this den that is an oasis of calm.

Czar Virina
Brooklyn, NY

Ben Henry
Wednesday, June 8th 2005 - 02:08:20 PM Wow, I have a story up. Makes me choke up for some reason every time I read it. Thanks for the honorable position of Guest Writer. Guess I need to write some more.....

And...FYI, Mason never made a jar. He made lids. If the jar, made by Ball or another company, says Mason, the threads were standard and the lid would fit. You will never see a wire bail type jar with the word Mason on it. I need to do some more research on that "but that's the way I hear'd it telled."

GC Smith
Tuesday, May 24th 2005 - 06:01:15 AM Cool den Coyote. Thanks for featuring GOODBYE JOE.

Friday, May 20th 2005 - 07:52:21 AM Just dropped in to say hi and that I enjoyed my visit with you .You take really great photos,I find these of intrerest .I have meant a few writters have have made use of my site as backdrops for there work ,also some inspiration

Nonnie Augustine
Monday, May 9th 2005 - 11:54:55 AM Pieter's photographs ar breathtaking! My favorite? Snow Fence. Nonnie

Sunday, May 8th 2005 - 12:00:04 PM Beautiful images! They take one beyond the main subject and draw you into the beauty around them....keeep up the good work (fun).

BrytEyz Know that I have, am, and always will be
touched by your sentiments and poetry
Your kind words, gestures, and deeds
removing my life's thorns and weeds
You'll never know just what it's meant
to have a friend so obviously Heaven sent!
Time's attempted to keep us apart
But know you're always in my heart!!!

You are a true friend in every sense of the word. Just want you to know that your friendship got me through some rough times and I will never forget it. Thank you, BrytEyz

Elsie O'Day (L.C)
Thursday, April 21st 2005 - 08:51:20 AM I adore Roomful of Rainbows! May all of your books be this sweet, interesting, insightful and purely wonderful.


Nonnie Augustine
Wednesday, March 23rd 2005 - 02:11:39 PM I just submitted a little story. Nonnie

Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 - 06:46:14 PM Hello, I hope everything is going well for yall. I often think of your wife. Tell her 'Hi' for me please. Mary

Ambrose Pollock
Sunday, March 6th 2005 - 04:06:09 PM Seems like a logical progression Spock. Where does it take us in terms of National Security? It seems like a fertile ground for amplification of everything that is good and bad about the media as it exists today. Man has become very much like a machine and continues to prompt the development of more machinery to help process everything as it relates to the convenience of living. What about the convenience of learning? Time goes fast learning goes so slow. What wisdom can be gleaned from a machine? When one drives a car well, there is a sense of satisfaction and glee in the sense of almost effortless deliverance of one's body from one distant place to another. Yet when one crashes into a tree, say at sixty miles per hour, the sceneraio changes due to the intervention of natural laws. What natural laws govern the unbridled transmission of information occuring at hte speed of light in a world that contains beings that cannot decipher simple algebraic equations due to the lack of propoer education? Can we go forward and backward at the same time? Will the History of Media come to a close in 2014?

Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 11:26:41 PM It has been a while. So very glad to see you are doing well and the site is looking better than ever.
"Slainte Mhath"

Beep! Beep!

Nonnie Augustine
Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 04:51:17 PM Just opened the 2014 piece. So good. Graphics, content, presentation, totally believable. What's to do? Nonnie

Jack Daley
Saturday, March 5th 2005 - 03:22:47 PM David

I am trying to marker two novels which show the efforts that an ordinary man makes in trying to reach a higher level of consciousness, in trying to awaken from the sleep which robs of our true purpose in life.

Can't find a market for Tasting the White Water, or Sunday Mornings. Can anyone suggest who I should pitch?

Thanks for a website where those who support the Fourth Way may chat.


Remember Jesus said we should love our enimies!.

Nonnie Augustine
Wednesday, March 2nd 2005 - 07:28:50 AM I just read Gary Hill's poem. I love the way he reels you out and then brings you back, ever so close. Nonnie

Nonnie Augustine
Thursday, February 24th 2005 - 08:56:14 PM I've just read and enjoyed Mal Sanderson's story. He is a master at creating mood and does not need an extravagant plot to take his reader on a journey. Thanks. Nonnie

Gerardo Macedo
Thursday, February 24th 2005 - 06:30:42 AM I'm not much of a poet I only write spanish poetry but what you got here is some good poetry.

Michael Graves
Monday, February 21st 2005 - 05:04:38 PM Something that won't embarrass you.

I have no idea why you wanted me to say that. But there. I said it. Are you happy?

Fran Friel
Friday, February 18th 2005 - 08:46:23 PM

Click! Tag, you're it, David. I've clicked yours, now you click mine.

Give my love to Warty!

(Fellow Zoe Dweller)

lindsay nicols
Thursday, February 3rd 2005 - 05:30:52 AM Howdy Doody, warty

Allyn Kaye
Wednesday, January 26th 2005 - 02:54:22 PM or David-
I just came upon your business card in my drawer - I've thought of you often in the past months.
I want to send you our holiday card and news - but did not have your home address.
Hope to hear from you soon and hope all is well...
Love, Allyn

Ed Kovalchick
Thursday, December 23rd 2004 - 02:43:52 PM Will we see you guys at the Glen next year???

Jack Daley
Tuesday, December 21st 2004 - 07:14:31 PM Dave

Just wanted to let you know that my novel Sunday Mornings will be published in Janurary of 2005. The main character, Jack , meets a magic coyote and has several adventures with coyote, trickster, in the novel.
Could the magic coyote be related to you somehow?

Chris Naire
Monday, December 20th 2004 - 09:28:43 AM Howdy!!!

Lisa Cihlar
Wednesday, December 1st 2004 - 05:22:50 PM Hi David, looking forward to December 20.


Helga Ross
Wednesday, December 1st 2004 - 03:01:47 PM Hi David!

Ramon Collin's 'Summmer of the Milksnake' is a touching story, a melancholy pleasure to read. Such theme always moves me.


Saturday, November 27th 2004 - 01:20:08 AM Your website was a pleasure to view. I know you owe some of the talent to your web designer. However the poetry that comes from you. So pat yourself on the back because you have talent.


Sunday, November 21st 2004 - 11:31:50 AM
Howdy Bro,

"Summer of the Milksnake" by Ramon Collins is so good. Talk about quality writing. He readily drew me in to his world, leaving me with much to ponder and with the very satisfied feeling of "Now THAT'S good writing!"

It's the attention to detail, to real dialogue, to the little, but very "telling" gestures, and to the simple things Ray describes so accurately that make his stories so real, so visual...that I can really "see" them. I'm there.

Good stuff.

Now...quit making me put such good stuff up at the den...I have work to do. ;)

Love ya, Shirley

David & Terri Jordan
Tuesday, November 2nd 2004 - 03:34:33 PM Looks great!!

Helga Ross
Wednesday, October 20th 2004 - 01:16:08 PM David,

You KNOW how close to me this story is.
It's wonderful what you've done with it since last I read. ;)
And -- It was wonderful then.

I don't know what else to say, beyond it's tighter, with some more choice expressions, finely polished.

Congratulations, and thanks for sharing it here.

Your as ever friend,

David Taylor
Saturday, October 16th 2004 - 07:48:45 AM David,

Just got reading what you've got done 'you can't fool the cat'. Good read, looking forward to more. I am curious, how did you become so knowledgeable about weather prediction at such an early age? See, I'm in Mister Watkins shoes, and I'd sure like to avoid the embarrassment, and danger, of getting my pack of Cub Scouts drowned. (My rule of thumb has always been, don't set up camp in a wash)

Bill Clabby
Thursday, October 14th 2004 - 08:25:29 PM David, I just read your "Can't fool the Cat" story, and it was marvelous! Reminded me of childhood visions long forgotten. You have such a natural, inviting style in your writing; it just pulls you along through the story.

Was it autobiographical?


Ed Kovalchick
Monday, September 27th 2004 - 01:50:17 PM
David, send me your e-mail address and I will forward some pics from the Glen ...... Ed

Ed Kovalchick
Monday, September 27th 2004 - 01:48:08 PM Met you at Watkins Glen, you sat at the table with us at the reception. Hope you had a safe trip home. Let me know how it went.....take care.

Bill Clabby
Monday, September 6th 2004 - 04:29:49 PM David,

After browsing through your gallery of photos #6, I must tell you that you are truly a gifted photographer!! I enjoyed seeing the world through your eyes.


hope always
Wednesday, August 25th 2004 - 01:09:13 PM Your poems are wonderful.Thank you for sending me a mail about my writings on nicestories.You gave me hope. I am facinated by your site and i would love to read your book.

Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, August 24th 2004 - 05:18:36 PM 'book 'im danno'. Wow ,what a wonderful slide show. I said to Shirley that it had to be the next best thing to being in Hawaii. So relaxing and enjoyable. David you are a gifted artist.Soooooooooo enjoyable!! Thank you.

frank eye-of-the-eagle
Tuesday, August 3rd 2004 - 10:27:32 AM
Most hands can scratch words in the sand with a stick; even mine. But some differ. Those hands (er...paws), when they write, are held, not by the arms attached, but by deity's own. Such were the rascally coyote's when he wrote 'No Children's Game', 'Roomful of Rainbows', and others.

A grateful nod to David, his Princess, and the others of his support cast. Ya done good!

Monday, August 2nd 2004 - 11:04:56 PM David, thank you for sharing your wonderful, inspiring writing with me/us. Hello to you and your princess

Monday, August 2nd 2004 - 05:56:53 PM Stopped by for a bit. I really enjoy what you've been doing. Photo gallery six is great! Am nearly finished with your book. Congratulations. As I've said before, it's refreshing to read a book like Roomful of Rainbows. (READ IT, folks!!)

As always, best wishes, Coyote...


Conrado Virina
Thursday, July 22nd 2004 - 11:12:10 PM There are not too many people who make look up by making you look down, look down deep. Thanks to you David, thousands have done this ironic move. Those poetic pictures of bronze-steel-stone portals to the 'underworld' are awesome. Each one with its own curious character. Each one a personality. Thanks for the share. -- Conrad

Major Bimbo
Thursday, July 22nd 2004 - 02:47:19 PM Hot dam!, Coyote -- you must be flushed with success.

You give new meaning to Found Art . . .

Nancy Wissink
Friday, July 9th 2004 - 12:21:58 PM

Since I know you from Dawn's room in Zoe, I thought I would come here and check out your site. It is beautiful and I too am a fan of haikus and tanka. You also are a very handsome guy. Glad this site has the front of you, unlike your bio in Zoe.

Maureen Vincent-Northam
Thursday, May 27th 2004 - 05:49:14 PM
Dear David

I've just visited your website and wanted to say how much I enjoyed looking at your photo galleries -absolutely stunning.



Elsie O'Day
Saturday, May 22nd 2004 - 11:09:49 AM This is the most beautiful place I have been to. Much, much more to the Coyote than first meets the eye!

If I cannot have a HUGE print of Ocean Winter Storm, I may slice both wrists. How possible is that? I never did get to the story you mentioned in your office, but I got lost in photos and haiku and everywhere. I need to return here many many times. The music is peaceful, soothing, and sinks right into the stay. This place is soul stuff, Coyote. I don't want to go home.

Your voice is beautiful.

Tuesday, May 18th 2004 - 11:29:53 AM




Beck Fenton
Monday, May 3rd 2004 - 06:30:45 PM
You are a good coyote.

Vonnie Davis
Sunday, May 2nd 2004 - 12:17:35 PM Hello, David Coyote!

I think you might be the one that Julie Ann Young said I should "consult' on my screenplay called THE MEDICINE GIRL a year ago. Or, maybe notI was hurt by Julie and her friends, (namely Connie)in her B &B office, so disinvited myself.

Are you Native American? I have not read your works, (and your picture, well, is from the back.) Would you be interested in reviewing my screenplay, some time?


Thursday, April 22nd 2004 - 09:19:14 PM What a lovely place to find. The haiku and the photos werewonderful. Thank you,

Jack Daley
Sunday, April 18th 2004 - 07:45:53 AM An excellent webpage. We need more spokesmen for Peace. Krishnamurti says that "You are the world." If we would only recognize that when we harm any other living thing we do harm to ourself, maybe the violence would stop.

Helga Ross
Wednesday, April 14th 2004 - 06:03:40 AM Hi David,

(and noble entourage),

What a lovely interlude was this Island tour.
The impressions you share of the place are gorgeous and palpable.
I enjoyed Warty's amusing travelogue.
The photography as always is superb.



john longfield
Tuesday, April 6th 2004 - 09:01:18 PM Now that is really interesting writing with a genuine story to relate.

I'm going to read it again tomorrow and catch all the nuances and then some.

This Den is a treasure trove of good things.

Muchas gracias, Amigo!


john longfield
Tuesday, April 6th 2004 - 08:50:07 PM Just finished reading about the Hawai'ian adventures of a certain Wartaceous person. He looks very fetching in all his splendour.

What great pictures! What beautiful places!

Thanks for sharing them with us.


Tuesday, April 6th 2004 - 04:43:26 PM Hi Warty!!!
Thanks for sharing your Holiday with the Princess in Hawai`i… I really enjoyed reading about your adventures there. And the pictures where just amazing!!! O so pretty! Just making it through a longgggg cold winter here in NY..and that really looks nice. PS… I love my nappy time too~~;)

Helga Ross
Monday, April 5th 2004 - 10:19:29 AM Hello David,

I just read Ben's Corner and sent a note to Ray, the author.
It was very entertaining. Thank you for sharing both with us.
I see, and this piece reminds me, I will have to visit Zeotrope asap.


Pua Sandabar
Saturday, March 27th 2004 - 03:51:10 PM Hey there, Ahoy there, Aloha, and Yow!
Your site is looking grrrreat these days, David!

Words of wiley wisdom, terrific chickenskin pics, and a bunch of wonderful poems that I hadn't read before. Thank you!

Plus! A wowser of a photo of the outrageous, almighty, new-n-improved, creative-Coyote himself! Nice!

And hey! Wow!
You've got a book coming out?
What wonderful news!

[Naturally, I insist that you deliver an autographed-copy in person (in canine?) the next time you're out this way!]

Thanks for a wonderful virtual-visit, David!
You're a spectacular host!
More later...

...P (...who owes you a long-overdue e-mail!...and who yes, is still on the BigIsland...and who ha! couldn't help thinking about you, W-dude, as she cavorted with real-live warthogs last summer in Zimbabwe! Wheee!) :)



Tuesday, March 23rd 2004 - 01:58:50 PM Interesting website
Much enjoyed Visit Drop by join our top sites and share your talent

deborah c. ozaki
Wednesday, March 17th 2004 - 05:59:14 PM so appreciated meeting you last night at the hapuna prince. i find you to be a fascinating person david. hope we can continue communicating.

idea...will be at the blue dolphin this friday night for some great jazz. if i remember correctly, gary is off on friday so maybe you and your wife and gary and lanaka will be able to join us. greg and his dream band begin playing at 7pm.

if you find that you will be able to come, please let me know and i'll bring whatever i can find of my writings to share with you.


Ted Sieckman
Friday, March 5th 2004 - 10:33:32 AM

Dawn I Dare
Friday, February 27th 2004 - 10:04:01 AM Thanks for the invite, I will nose around a make me ashamed to call myself a writer, but I know I will get better as I journey through this life.....
Thanks again David.

Dawn I Dare
Friday, February 27th 2004 - 09:55:11 AM Thanks for the invite, I will nose around a bit....

Leslie Jean Eastman
Thursday, February 26th 2004 - 02:36:21 PM This is a lovely surprise Mr Coyote. Your photography is breathtaking, as are your haiku. Makes me ashamed to say "fristlesop." Funny how we picture people, from online words. I enjoyed your site very much,it is beautifully done.

Gary Hill
Saturday, February 21st 2004 - 03:20:00 PM Throwing stones is what I do too.

Thursday, February 19th 2004 - 12:21:20 PM "No Children's Game" is awesome, David - even better with the new ending (felt there could have been more on the first story, more of a "lesson" or moral, which you really nailed in this version). You captured the situation dead on, it felt like I was reading a first-person account. Really enjoy all of your writing. Thank you. Danno.

Tuesday, February 17th 2004 - 04:19:26 PM Hi David Bet you never though you would see my name here. I liked your story. Talk to you later.

john longfield
Monday, February 16th 2004 - 05:48:51 PM I'm just about to read the story of the sad traffic in human souls.

The story has to be told over and over, David.

Thank you for doing it for us all.

I think your site is the best what am!!

J. M(ercides)Longfield

Thursday, February 5th 2004 - 01:37:26 AM

Herth Gilmore
Saturday, January 31st 2004 - 09:14:42 PM Warty is my pal!!! Why do I feel much like him?

The New Orleans trip was wonderful.

My best to you and Pam


Helga Ross
Saturday, January 31st 2004 - 08:21:52 PM Helloooooo Warty!
Your own digs -- Good for you!
That other guy is finally giving you the respect you deserve, eh?

Thanks for letting me know where I can catch up with you.

Helga Ross
Saturday, January 31st 2004 - 08:12:47 PM Honey Island Haiku and slide show: How lovely!
Thanks a lot! Take that both ways.
I needn't it but it doesn't quite melt the snow piled up outside my patio doors...


(Booful, as usual, David :))

Wednesday, January 28th 2004 - 05:26:45 PM
your website is working well and up to speed

Billy Jones
Monday, January 26th 2004 - 03:15:53 AM Howdy David,
Impressive website! I'll see if I can send a few readers your way. Keep me posted on the new book. Oh, you've got my e-mail so I left it blank. -Bily Jones, Publisher

Sunday, January 25th 2004 - 07:34:28 PM Howdy Bro,

Just reading some of your older poems - they were feeling lonely - and what can I say? You're a coyote of amazing talent.

"Her" is simply beautiful. The last line "angels sing before she dies" has stayed with me since the first time I read it many moons ago.

"Sleep" is thought-filled. Thoughts I'm not willing to think about yet, but so beautifully written. The way you personify "sleep", making it a female entity, is very cool.

"Corner Boy" is sad, but reality based. I like the repetition of the lines "passing cars / he'd never own" and the final line "going nowhere" says much, sadly. There are loads of word combinations I love in this one. I can't name them all here, but this one "boy in a river
of flowing machinery" and this one "perfume of wealth" and all of stanza 5 are perfect. You have such a unique perspective in the ways of the world and an amazing gift of putting those perspectives into fine lines of poetry at its purist.

"Speak To Me" has been one of my favorites of yours since the first time I read it. It still brings a lump into my throat, and prickles down my spine when I read it. Hauntingly beautiful. "Be The Blue Sky This Time At Midnight" has the same effect on me.

I'll go now and continue reading. Thank you for being you.

Love & Hugs always, Shirley

Helga Ross
Saturday, January 24th 2004 - 02:09:39 PM A Fall Day On Vancouver Island

Awesome, David!
Absolutely beautiful!


Thursday, January 22nd 2004 - 09:32:58 PM Dear David,
Thanks for the beeeeeeautiful pics and writes. The moments you captured touched deep. I had a nice time in your gallery. All were simply great, but favs were the cedar amidst smooth rocks, the pretty maple leaves doomed to recycle as fodder [the haiku hints of mother nature cannibalism? Hahaha] and The soft Sunlit patch of fresh green on dark ancient forest.

God bless you and Kung Hei Fat Choy!


Kathy Gabrielle
Thursday, January 22nd 2004 - 06:46:13 AM Hey David!! I absolutely love these pictures. You are amazing!! You poetry speaks to my heart and you have been so kind to guide me in my writing. I am very happy to know you and your beautiful soul.

Keep writing please and keep making pictures


thanks so much

Saturday, January 10th 2004 - 05:49:39 AM Hi! I just read Warty's newest adventure and loved it! Wonderful pictures to go along with it too~Very enjoyable, give my best to Warty~~:)

Friday, January 9th 2004 - 05:16:27 PM David, we absolutely LOVED IT! This may be your best yet, capturing the aura and intrigue of New Orleans. Thanks!

Bill & Terry

Thursday, January 8th 2004 - 08:06:38 PM Very nice site David, I've enjoyed reading a bit and I promise to come back and read some more. Let me know if you would like to exchange links.


Dale . Beed
Tuesday, December 30th 2003 - 08:59:34 AM Thanks for being a friend

Thursday, December 25th 2003 - 12:17:08 PM Danno was here.I thank my Creator that we (Shirley& I) have
brother Coyote and the Princess in our lives.

Helga Ross
Sunday, December 21st 2003 - 12:17:26 PM There Will be a Day

Season's Greetings, David!

Excellent thoughts, artfully expressed.
Perfect piece to share with us at this time of year, with a new one on the horizon.
You are a fine poet, indeed.
For my part I shall do the best I can to live up to the ideals expressed here.

(PS Thank you for the lovely card)


kj stevens
Friday, December 19th 2003 - 06:28:14 PM Once again, a pleasure to visit you. Nice work. The latest additions are very thoughtful.



Sister Shirley of the Princess Palace
Friday, December 19th 2003 - 03:22:45 PM "There Will Be A Day". I so look forward to this day, Bro. A deep and meaningful poem - perfect for reflecting upon at this time (and any time) of year.

Your poem makes me think of this quote by Mahatma Gandhi "Be the change you want to see in the world." Your Den - your thoughtful messages - is a needed voice, a re-minder to us all of what is important, and Mahatma Gandhi's quote is a means for us all to achieve it.

Keep doing what you're doing, Bro.

Love ya, Sister Shirley :)

Saturday, December 13th 2003 - 03:23:58 PM Thank you for allowing me to come along on your trip. Teddy and Tinker are adorable!

Helga Ross
Saturday, December 13th 2003 - 10:43:18 AM The News - Pamela and Teddy's Trip

WOW! Coyote, what awesome sights and haunts. Such style and substance. I'm SO envious!

Beautiful photos. Ishall show them off to my gentleman friend. Maybe he'll take the hint. ;)


Patrick Talty
Saturday, December 13th 2003 - 05:59:19 AM THanks, David, for the e-mails about news of this site. I always enjoy the browse. You have created quite an elegant Den.

Best wishes and regards,

Friday, December 12th 2003 - 11:47:57 PM I love the news. Those bears must be hopelessly in love.

My love to you both.


john longfield
Wednesday, December 3rd 2003 - 10:20:15 AM I enjoyed 'Lightheaded' very much. I could easily imagine myself travelling on that bus with the darkened windows and the rivers of lights passing by.

The longest bus trip I have ever taken was between Toronto and Hamilton Ontario, a distance of about 45 miles, back when I was in 10th grade. It was during the war and I remember that there was a soldier travelling on the bus who started talking to me. He told me that he was broke and needed money to get back to his army base. I hope that the small amount of money I was able to give him helped him get back to base. I've often wondered if he returned from the war alive.

John Longfield
Toronto, Ontario

Dan Esqueda
Tuesday, December 2nd 2003 - 04:15:24 PM I liked you poem. I too have riden the bus from time to time thru the Valley.

Helga Ross
Tuesday, December 2nd 2003 - 01:27:32 PM Lightheaded

What an inspired title!
I enjoyed the trip, David, visualized it perfectly through your eyes. Loved how the lights trail blazed into "the red corpuscles of Western commerce".


Thursday, November 27th 2003 - 05:39:17 PM Brother Coyote- I've not visited your site in some time and wondering what you have been up to with your quilled delights I came to snoop.
I was drawn to Warty LaHoof's escapades and gladly so for I've had a smile on my face and in my heart throughout his marvelous journey. He definitely emulates coyote and under that warty skin I know there is coyote kin. As Monsieur LaHoof seems to be of Cajun background I thought I would share a bit of trivia re the Cajun clan. They are direct descendants (or perhaps ascendants) of the Acadians who departed from our wondrous land of Canada and the pronounciation is A-kay-jee-ans, something like how we say Can-eh-jians-- and French stock. From the Acadians we get a contraction of the name to Cajuns. Hence, The Venerable Warty LaHog, oops LaHoof is a Canadian. Being a Canadian this makes me proud for he is a lovable, likeable character, and I look forward to Chapter 12 and wonder if La Wart will speak, in his great wisdom of the changes happening in our world.
For those wondering why davidcoyote seems to be talking to himself, this is not the esteemed author of LaWart but another davidcoyote who distinguishes himself from David Coyote by writing his name in one word rather than two..... In case one were to get the idea that David Coyote not only talks to himself but writes emails and posts in his Dream Book to himself.
It has been an enjoyable visit with Warty and your wit and humour dear brother. To you and Warty and all your readers I bid "Hasta La Vista" which should keep Warty wondering what that means unless you've been down Mexico way and he picked up a little spanish. Next he'll be wanting a cape and all the Matador fittings and he could be the bull if you had transplants done with whatever you call those things sticking out of his nose. (:o)) So without further ado. Adieu Davidcoyote

Sara Wadington
Tuesday, November 25th 2003 - 02:48:25 PM Hi David! Just leaving my little paw print to let you know i passed by and enjoyed your wonderful website. Shirley always lets me know when something new is posted, and i greatly appreciate that~Cheers Sara~~:)

Helga Ross
Sunday, November 23rd 2003 - 05:26:35 PM "Mortality Knocks" is simply WONDERFUL, David!

Thank you for writing and sharing this gem.


Meylin Champion (Bacco)
Wednesday, November 19th 2003 - 12:24:54 PM Hello David!
I'm sorry that Steve and I missed your visit. I enjoyed seeing your web site and reading of Warty's numerous adventures. I especially loved seeing him share a sip from your Bacco Cup!! Thank you again for stopping by and I look forward to more adventures!

Meylin Champion
Warty Lover

Brandy Drummond
Wednesday, November 12th 2003 - 09:58:27 PM Dear David,

Thank you for suggesting I look at your website. My friend Ava and I have been looking at your pictures and reading your lovely poetry throughout the evening...SHHHHH don't tell the boss! Hee hee
They are beautiful! Thank you again,

Chad M. Szatkowski
Friday, October 3rd 2003 - 06:54:21 AM Wow....I've read about you on Kim's website, but it's taken me awhile to actually look at your work. I really can't say anything that hasn't been said before, so just take all of those compliments, combine them into one, and know that I enjoyed all that I read and viewed.

Chad M. Szatkowski
Friday, October 3rd 2003 - 06:54:15 AM Wow....I've read about you on Kim's website, but it's taken me awhile to actually look at your work. I really can't say anything that hasn't been said before, so just take all of those compliments, combine them into one, and know that I enjoyed all that I read and viewed.

Helga Ross
Monday, September 22nd 2003 - 11:07:50 AM Re: The Quarter

Welcome back!
We know you've been there before.
Beautiful write.

Feel like I've been there, too.
Tangible taste, visual feast,

David, thank you!


Anthony Hulse
Monday, September 22nd 2003 - 12:26:27 AM

Excellent looking site David. Sorry I never visited earlier but am very busy writing my latest novel. Promise to participate more later.

Sunday, September 21st 2003 - 06:10:11 PM Nice poem. Like the pictures too. Keep sharing!

best to you...


Sunday, September 21st 2003 - 04:32:42 PM Just another amazing piece by my friend. I stillstand in awe.


John Longfield
Saturday, September 6th 2003 - 04:39:57 PM

This is an interesting story indeed. I think the open endedness makes it vivid. It is a story which will bear many re-readings and with each one, likely a different possible conclusion.

Thank you for sending it, David.

Your site just gets better and better.


Shirley (aka Nut-Head)
Saturday, August 30th 2003 - 03:22:56 PM

Howdy Bro,

Enjoyed KJ's (your new guest author's) story - although the ending was quite disturbing. Too real. Sometimes reality bites. In general, I thought this story was well-written, and kept my attention throughout. Two big thumbs up.

Best, Shirley

The Princess
Saturday, August 30th 2003 - 09:55:33 AM
Just finished reading KJ's story, In Debt. Enjoyable, haunting and tragic. Thanks KJ and thanks David Coyote for posting KJ as your guest author.

Wednesday, August 27th 2003 - 01:06:43 PM Coyote,
Amigo, you just keep getting better and better.

Wednesday, August 27th 2003 - 01:05:11 PM Coyote,
Amigo, you just keep getting better and better.

K.J. Stevens
Monday, August 25th 2003 - 10:21:39 PM

Damned fine place to visit. Great work, David. Got caught up in reading your poetry, then perusing the site. I'm so glad that your still doing what you do...being you, being kind and caring, and helping the world.



Monday, August 25th 2003 - 07:30:53 PM

Hi David,

I enjoyed reading your three new poems. The first poem, Street Racers, is rather haunting. A young man who use to come and visit my daughter met a similiar fate this past weekend...

I look forward to reading more of you poems soon!


Helga Ross
Monday, August 11th 2003 - 12:12:21 PM

David, I really enjoyed your little Rock n Roll tale.
A heck of a way to bridge the generation gap.

Don't stop there--give us more of your sobering thoughts!


PS Having left my paw print, I don't think I need to tell you this, but, just in case you're not getting out of your Den enough, take my advice. From my latest essay:

Don't Just Sit There!
I have a theory... It''s no small matter that we're bi-peds.
What it means is we're designed primarily to use our feet, secondarily to run and sit.


Elizabeth Spencer
Wednesday, July 30th 2003 - 09:48:13 PM

Never get caught frowning because someone might be falling in love with your smile!
I read this delightful quote only resently and thought it a lovely sentiment to pass along to Mr. Coyote. A man only known by spirit woven into his work.

Helga Ross
Sunday, July 27th 2003 - 05:42:11 PM

Dear Warty

I simply have to tell you you're so handsome, so debonair, so 'Je ne sais quoi', n'est ce pas?
I introduced my mother to you, too, incidentally -- Showed her your den and latest swashbuckler pic.
"Ohhhhhh." she said. She was suitably impressed.
You have such an intriguing face, and style, did you know?

I'm charmed by your story.
You're full of yourself; have a certain something that reminds me of my precious cat-attudinous Zachary.
He knows who he is.
Everybody should.

Warty -- Take care of yourself! But do carry on!

Keith Harris
Friday, July 25th 2003 - 02:59:46 PM

Said I wuld visit and I did. I will return when I have some time to browse. What a creative Website! Cheers. Keith

Monday, July 14th 2003 - 12:58:10 PM

Helga Ross
Monday, July 7th 2003 - 12:42:33 PM

Hi David!

I just popped into your den and took a look around. It's been a while.

Very nice Bio page. I think I know that story...quite well. Feel like I've known you for years and years. ;)

You're looking good!

'Dog's Person' indeed!
There's no better kind.


Doug Lappi
Tuesday, July 1st 2003 - 05:41:15 PM

nice work on this website--very easy to move around and enjoy the features!

A Canadian neighbor
Wednesday, June 25th 2003 - 09:02:47 AM

Very imaginative place, your space. I enjoyed all of the images, visual and verbal. I'll return to read more. The guest authors are entertaining as well. I enjoyed The Ride. Thank you for sharing.

John Ravenscroft
Monday, June 23rd 2003 - 12:35:59 AM

Hi, David:

Just a quick note to say thank you for featuring me as a Guest Author (Nice Ride) and to congratulate you on your website. Good looking place you have here!

All the best - and keep on writing!


john longfield
Sunday, June 22nd 2003 - 11:23:41 AM

I like 'A Nice Ride. Excellent use of metaphor to create moods and feelings.

On top of it all, I like cars, especially older ones!

Thank you for posting this story.


Kathryn Gabrielle
Sunday, June 22nd 2003 - 09:55:04 AM

Hello David,I enjoy visiting your den very much. You bring qualty writing to your site and raise the bar of excellence for the rest of us to aspire to. I am working with Simon on my new story "Blind Faith". He is a good friend and a fine author. Thank you for letting me trespass in your paradise a while.

A friend,


john longfield
Saturday, June 21st 2003 - 12:08:52 AM

Just waiting to read your new posting.

Back later.


Tuesday, May 20th 2003 - 04:11:13 AM

Heya :)

Looking good as always, i love the music.
Take care.

Susan Ayers
Wednesday, May 14th 2003 - 10:47:33 AM

You helped me.
Your words touched me and reminded
me of what I knew, but needed hearing again. An echo of lost
memories lost truths, your words brought them back to me.

Thank You


Wednesday, April 30th 2003 - 10:39:40 AM

I have been reading your poems and they are all wonderful, you are a very talented guy. Take care and I will keep on reading.

Sincerely, Laura

Friday, April 18th 2003 - 12:12:19 PM
In mid-pacific ocean
Enjoyed the 'Are we there yet?'. Seems I recall something like this in my past....forget the date when it was I realized I (we) are always "there".

">http://Howdy Bub!

I Like the "BUTTON"! GOOD ONE! First two lines in particular.
Enjoyed the 'Are we there yet?'. Seems I recall something like this in my past....forget the date when it was I realized I (we) are always "there".


Tuesday, April 15th 2003 - 06:20:29 AM

Hi Brother-- Glad to see you have pen in hand once again. I enjoyed
reading "What Button fits the hole". All is well here and figure you
must be doing well since the operation. Here's my latest. -- thought
you might like to read it. David -the other Coyote

(please read slowly and emphatically and feel the rhythmn of the

~oOo~ The Littlest Wave ~oOo~

Gracefully, the ocean swells,
a little wave comes into form.
Knowingly, she curls and flips,
to dance in the sun, so warm.
A seabird floats upon her crest,
and caresses her with glee,
As she sings and bubbles and curtsies,
On the grand and mighty sea.

She knows not where she comes from,
nor where she's heading for.
But with a billowed swell of ocean tide,
she catches a glimpse of shore.
"Oh no"!, she cries, "I shall be dashed to bits",
(and she felt like she had no home).
As the waves up ahead pounded the rocks,
and turned into flatness and foam.

An old one from behind, with voice strong and so calm-
said, "No need to be afraid !
Dance in the now, with the sun shining through you,
Life is for limitless play.
Dolphins will sing, birds rest their wings,
feeling your joy they'll come from afar.
And when shore time draws near, let go of all fear,
For the ocean is what you are"!

~oOo~ (\o/) ~oOo~

by David Rodgers ~~copyright April 2003
Feel free to share this including this information
in non-commercial usage.

For publication please contact me~~
Received and given in LOVE. David

Monday, April 14th 2003 - 11:49:28 AM

Welcome back!!!! We missed you and your musings! I hope you have many, many painfree years and oodles more writings!

Monday, April 14th 2003 - 11:49:20 AM

Welcome back!!!! We missed you and your musings! I hope you have many, many painfree years and oodles more writings!

Monday, April 14th 2003 - 09:32:11 AM


I just finished reading 'Are we There Yet', what a wonderful piece. I'm so glad to see you writing again.

Take Care my Friend


P.E. Brooks
Sunday, April 13th 2003 - 12:11:51 PM

Dear Mr. Coyote,
"The Ticket Out Of Here" by Paul Brooks is absolutely brilliant! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Paul Brooks

john longfield
Sunday, April 13th 2003 - 10:45:10 AM

Hi David

What memories Harry Cotter's saga brings back. Four children in a 1966 Chrysler New Yorker. To the east coast with stopping places in state and provincial parks.

Climbing Bear Mountain in the Adirondaks where you had to sign in the Ranger's book giving thr date and time you set out up the hill. On one occasion, I added my comment, a paraphrase of one of Horace' Odes; 'Dulce et Decorum est pro Natura Mori'.

Then, to Port Kent NY to get the ferry across Lake Champlain, an hour at its widest point, to Burlington Vermont. With all the waiting cars lined up for the ferry as it was coming into view. My older son's worried reminders to get to our car and get it started so we wouldn't hold things up, even though there were about thirty cars ahead of us. Chryslers of that era had starting motors which turned the engine over slowly rather than with the fast zip of Fords and Buicks.

Thanks for the memories that I wouldn't trade for anything, including a pillow put in the right read window and anchored there with the raised window. Except the motor mechanism was too strong to be stopped by the pillow and so the arms and levers inside the door got bent out of shape and the mechanism had to be locked off at the driver's door.


Sunday, April 13th 2003 - 08:55:14 AM


I love the new story "Are we nearly there yet?"
Anyway, take care. :)

Richard C
Thursday, April 3rd 2003 - 12:28:56 PM
In the midlde of the Pacific ocean
http://the sty Thanks David. Tell Paul hello. This would make a fine T.V.short I think.


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