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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!!!."

#265––Surviving election week . . .

A pandemic is still part of our lives, and at this point in time, it’s worse than ever all over the country, all over the world. I still stay home and have had no social life except with folks who … Continue reading

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#264–Walking Circles in the Sand . . .

My friend Carole said Circles in the Sand was Sunday. I thought it was Saturday, so I changed it on the calendar. I had marked it months ago and only remembered that someone had told me about it. Later Carole … Continue reading

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#263–Fun with unusual painting jobs . . .

I had two relatively easy painting jobs lined up and had a couple of dry, non-windy days to work on them. Although, as I was finishing up awhile ago, it started misting, which soon turned to drizzle. So the second … Continue reading

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#262–A strange day . . .

Note: To buy books or cards see menu bar above. Last Monday wasn’t normal from the get-go. Instead of taking the time for breakfast, I just had a small container of yogurt. Then when I headed out of the house … Continue reading

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#261–Frenzied Fall Fixups . . .

Notes: To buy books or cards, check menu bar above. Sir Groucho is back to normal—thank goodness! Confirmed by lab tests today. The Florence Festival of Books dates for 2021 are September 17–18. It is fall. It is October. There … Continue reading

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#260–Reckonings . . .

Note: To buy books or cards, see menu bar above. I’ve been thinking about two subjects this week. First, an update on Groucho, and second, the Florence Festival of Books, scheduled this year for September 18-19, but cancelled due to … Continue reading

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#259–Groucho, not doing so good . . .

Note: To buy cards or books, check menu bar above. I know he’s an old cat—somewhere between 18 and 20. I know to expect problems with his health. But he’s just been doing so well. In June at his annual … Continue reading

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#258–Go bag, kit building aka disaster prep . . .

Note: To buy books or cards, check menu bar above. As I sat here writing this a couple of days ago, the radio coverage was of Hurricane Sally and wildfires continuing to burn in many parts of Oregon, California, Washington, … Continue reading

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#257–Someday has arrived . . .

Note: To buy books or cards, check menu above. I often would say, “Someday I’ll get to this.” or “Someday I’ll do that.” Well, someday has arrived. That’s one of the main memories I’ll have of the time of Covid-19. … Continue reading

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#256–2020 greenhouse experiment . .

Note: To buy books or cards, see menu above. Once upon a time, I wrote the gardening column for Oregon Coast magazine. I did that for 12 years—six times a year. Now I seem to have forgotten more than I … Continue reading

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