Dear fellow Death Rebels – for all of you who have been waiting with bated breath for our next episode, I have both bad and good news.

The bad: Episode #4, featuring both a delightful interview with Michael Cameron of Red Bluff Park and music by Chris Wells of Hudson Valley Park, has been unavoidably delayed, because when I recorded it, I forgot – in my enthusiasm – to use my pop filter, so the whole thing is full of explosive p’s, b’s, s’s and t’s – terribly distracting to the listener.

The good news is that the only way to fix the problem is to re-record the whole interview, and in my experience the 2nd time around is always way better than the first. So stay tuned for our next episode, “How to Keep On Smiling Even in Times like These”…!

Podcast Update: Keeping on Smiling – even when Plosive Problems Provoke Postponement

Trudi Lee Richards

Trudi Lee Richards, a poet-bard of Silo’s Message, is the author of "Confessions of Olivia"; "On Wings of Intent, a biography of Silo"; "Soft Brushes with Death"; and "Experiences on the Threshold." Exactly two of her poems have ever been published: "Fairies of the Forest," which appeared in the Palo Alto Times "Youth Said It" column in 1957, and "The Great 21st Century Poemic," which appeared in the April 2021 edition of Global Poemic ( She also edited and published the independent San Francisco newspaper "Human Future" from 1989-1997, and before that co-founded "La Mamelle," a '70s San Francisco arts publication. A graduate of Stanford University, she helped raise several humans from infancy, and is now enjoying their friendship. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.