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Judy Fleagle spent 22 years teaching 1st and 2nd grades and 21 years as editor/staff writer with Oregon Coast and Northwest Travel magazines.Since 2009, she has written five books: "Crossings: McCullough's Coastal Bridges," "The Crossings Guide to Oregon's Coastal Spans," "Around Florence," "Devil Cat and Other Colorful Animals I Have Known," and "The Oregon Coast Guide to the UNEXPECTED!!!."

#302–New book is here; now the fun begins . . .

The Cancer Blog (TCB), all 1,500 copies, arrived during the first time for me to be away for more than a day in 19 months. Of course, they did. But my neighbors had been forewarned, and they made sure the … Continue reading

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#301–Cruising the coast with Teeta in a Tesla . . .

Teeta had a new Tesla and wanted to drive it. So, she picked me up, and I played tour guide for the northern half of the Oregon coast while she drove. We planned the trip months ago and I made … Continue reading

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#300–In praise of my refrigerator magnets . . .

When some people travel, they return home with art to adorn the walls, crystal or pottery to adorn shelves, or books to adorn the coffee table. I, on the other hand, return home with refrigerator magnets. Okay! I do have … Continue reading

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#299–Back in the groove––sorta . . .

Pre-Covid My normal summers were busy with trips up and down the coast, delivering books for sales, which I’d already arranged over the phone or by email and had the invoices ready. Sundays were spent at the Yachats Farmers Market … Continue reading

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#298–I am woman, I am strong, I am resilient . . .

I love the song “I am Woman.” During most of my adult life, it did not necessarily describe me. It provided goals to aim for and made me feel fabulous when I sang along with Helen Reddy.  Being a widow … Continue reading

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#297–Updates: Oregon Coast magazine, FFOB, new book & online shopping . . .

Oregon Coast magazine Last fall was the last issue of Oregon Coast magazine or so we thought. Yesterday, I received the summer issue of Oregon Coast magazine in the mail and this one probably is the last issue. I have … Continue reading

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#296–Convenience & frustrations of online shopping . . .

On my front porch, I had a crummy looking, faded plastic planter. Every few years, I would replace the plant. But plants did well there for years at a stretch. Then the planter developed cracks, and I had to replace … Continue reading

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#295–Updated Edition The Crossings Guide . . .

A guide is supposed to provide the most updated facts about whatever it is covering. The Crossings Guide to Oregon’s Coastal Spans covers the historic bridges of the Oregon Coast. It was written in 2012, and at that time, it … Continue reading

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#294–Bob Welch, William Sullivan & Melody Carlson headline 2021 FFOB . . .

For our 10th Anniversary of the Florence Festival of Books (FFOB), we’ve pulled out all the stops! Keynote Speaker–Melody Carlson For our Friday line-up. Melody Carlson, one of America’s most prolific and beloved Romance writers––of more than 250 books and … Continue reading

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#293–Florence Festival of Books, planning in uncertain times . . .

Yes, we plan to have it, so mark your calendars. It will be September 17-18, one week earlier than it normally takes place. Despite my protests, we were bumped by a large event that the FEC has been trying to … Continue reading

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