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Salty, Peaceable & Deep: The Pacific

Welcome to The Pacific, a digital domain for peaceable, broadly liberal opinion and poetry, “political ditties” (didactic meter and rhyme) and prose satire. Founded in March of 2017. (Similar posts from a previous blog have been included.)

First meeting of The Pacific Editorial Committee, Riverboat Sam reclining. Photographer unknown.

“The Pacific” as title suggests both the fact and beauty of the actual ocean–near where I lived for a few years and still occasionally spend enjoyable time with my wife and daughter–and the “pacific” of peace and peaceable relations.

Imaginary contributors:

Rumple Oxbridge, liberal lyricist

Riverboat Sam, technical specialist/digital skeptic

T.S. Swanky, a confused conservative

I am a poet and essayist currently residing on the Western Coast of Lake Michigan and published in various literary publications, newspapers, and magazines, including The Progressive and the anthology Paumanok: Poems and Pictures of Long Island. 2009 winner of Milwaukee Press Club “Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism” award for Best Business Story or Series– “King Coal” published in Milwaukee Magazine.

I take photographs, too, and many will appear at The Pacific. The header photograph is one of mine: “Point Lobos, Winter Day.”

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John Frederick Kaufman