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The Demon Web

Technology-challenged Spoiler Alert: If you believe the web is a benign vehicle that seeks only to foster goodness in an untroubled world perhaps you’d rather hook your iPad to another ISP this week.   When at first I gingerly dipped my toe in the chilly, unfamiliar waters of the blogosphere I truly believed my unpretentious, […]

Learning From Experience

Education 101 Spoiler Alert: If you’re one of those folks who believe teachers ought to be rated strictly on the graduation rate of their students please sit back down and ask to have a wooden ruler applied sharply to your knuckles.   My granddaughter graduated from Santa Clara University in June. When I asked what […]

Face Value

Buff Dude and Perky Dudette Spoiler Alert: If you measure your self-worth by the size of your bust or the length of your penis perhaps you’d be more comfy mingling with the pretty people this week.   Cosmetic surgery has never interested me all that much, not because I’ve been blessed with a toned physique […]

Watch Your Mouth

Loose Lips Spoiler Alert: If you truly believe Big Brother is there to Protect and Serve your best interests perhaps you’d best find a safe haven elsewhere this week.   Eddie Snowden blew the lid off national security some time back by putting our government’s dirty laundry on display for all the world to see.  […]

Substance Abuse

Porky Patron Spoiler Alert: If you lick your fingers clean following a supersized meal and opt for the low cal dessert offering perhaps you’d best waddle off to the corpulent corner this week.   Across the globe (7.4 billion people and counting) one person in seven goes to bed hungry. Yet here in the USA […]

Living Large Regardless

Relationship Spoiler Alert: If you’re convinced there is one and only one mate for you perhaps you’d be more comfortable putting all your eggs in a different basket this week.   My current wife and I have been married (knock wood!) for 32 years last month. She’s my third wife. If there was One & […]

Taking Offense

Politically Correct Spoiler Alert: If you are easily offended on behalf of those less fortunate souls who can’t afford to be offended on their own, this post may not be for you.   My Redneck Calendar is finished!!  It was a labor of love and foolishness but now that it’s done I thought it might […]

Paging Mr. Gore…

Ecological Spoiler Alert: If you think a cold snap in Miami Beach proves conclusively that there’s no such thing as Global Warming you might want to slap on some sunscreen and slither past this week’s offering.   According to the statistical wonks the average worldwide temperature has risen a full degree and a half Fahrenheit […]

Chronically Liable

Hooked on Munchies Spoiler Alert: If you’re paranoid about somebody’s child burning a blunt and yet you can’t wait to get home from work and pop a Bud you might want to ignore the message in this week’s homily.   The Department of Justice employs 33% of all full-time Federal officers who are authorized to […]

Crimes of Passion

Controversial Sexual Attitudes Spoiler Alert: If you consider homosexual behavior to be an abomination in the eyes of God you might want to hoist your skirts and tiptoe past this week’s offering.   I’ve got to tell you one of the more bizarre taboos in our enlightened society is the archaic sanction against gay and/or […]