https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-2c8KdDHpw It's too gray here to stay here? Well-that's what they say, I hear.
(I took this pic on shift with the ambulance in 2006 at Harborview Hospital, Seattle WA) The first time I came home after doing CPR, I was 22 years old and a first responder and firefighter with the Mukilteo Fire Department. I had always hoped I would experience the moment a patient sat up, gasping... Continue Reading →
Written in 1997 My brother and I took hammers, piles of wood leftover from Dad's woodshed, nails, tape measures, and saws. All were the foundation of our creation, youth being the age of limitless possibilites the giant maple tree the object of our creativity. We began with nails, simply pounding lumber against the flesh of... Continue Reading →
(from the year 2000) My dad has always been fascinated with early American mining history. The subject has become a hobby to him, and many of the books on his shelf are pictorial recollections of a way of life now only remembered and appreciated by those with a hunger for a knowledge of the past.... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ech_6NpKC8 I love our awkward. The Nielsen's of Eglon, on our Nielsen Triangle collection of homes on Pilot Point, with that beautiful panoramic view of the Puget Sound, on Christmas, 1997. Missing our first member, Kevin, now missing Grandpa (love the gravel of his voice caught on this clip), grandma (I can still taste her... Continue Reading →
Midnight comes, the bell it tolls The sound it makes like thunder rolls. The time, it comes, it passes quickly. I have died, my soul fly swiftly. (artwork by Kevin Nielsen)
The stage it smells, tells, hell's bells Miss-spells, knocks me on my knees It didn't hurt, flirt, blood squirt Stuffed shirt, hang me on a tree After I count down, three rounds In hell I'll be in good company -THE DEAD SOUTH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KToR0DGOVg
There's a montage of violence I can't silence in my mind. I try to sleep but these scenes repeat and past tenses play like fragmented sentences as I struggle to make sense of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=praZCMS-6IU