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About crossingsauthor

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!!!."

#354–Sclerotherapy’s second session, my captive audience . . .

People accuse me of being shameless when it comes to my books––that I’ll talk about them anytime, anywhere. The truth is, I only talk about them when asked. If someone asks, then I usually start with a very brief account … Continue reading

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#353––The eyes have it and so do the eggs . . .

 “The Eyes Have It,” is the theme of Backstreet Gallery’s 2022 Community Challenge show, which is a take off on “The ayes have it!” heard at many a business meeting. The Eyes Have It Community Challenge If you’re interested in … Continue reading

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#352–Siuslaw Pioneer Museum––the place to be . . .

Sea Lion Caves Reception It certainly was the place to be for 150–200 folks last Friday evening on August 26, when the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum hosted the reception to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Sea Lion Caves. It was … Continue reading

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#351–My daily walk . . .

Walking the dog When you have a dog, you walk it on a leash—at least most people do nowadays. Growing up, we just opened the door and let our dog, Rusty, out to roam the area—it was out of town. … Continue reading

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#350–Oh, what you can do with a beach towel and butcher knife . . .

The beach towel and butcher knife were essential for my project, but a bungee cord, clothespin, a relatively small tarp, and a long, slim kitchen spatula rounded out the necessary items that I would need. What was I going to … Continue reading

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#349–Scare-o, I mean sclerotherapy . . .

Note: This Friday’s post will be delayed until Sunday, August 21! Last fall when I first met with Dr. Anan Tawil regarding my varicose veins, he said that first would be the laser ablation and then would come the sclerotherapy. … Continue reading

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#348–Learning about eBooks . . .

The panel discussion at the Florence Festival of Books is going to be informative, fun, and fabulous and all about eBooks. And nearly half the time will be devoted to answering audience questions. So, whether you intend to publish an … Continue reading

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#347–Take time to laugh . . .

Note: All the six-foot tables for the Florence Festival of Books are sold out. There are only 11 eight-foot tables left before we are totally sold out. This is not unusual! It’s a popular event with authors. When you listen … Continue reading

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#346–Smooth(er) sailing for the FFOB . . .

This week is definitely smoother sailing than when I last posted about the FFOB on July 1 (#343–The ups and downs of the FFOB). We had just lost our Events Center liaison only days before we were to begin accepting … Continue reading

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#345–Angels of the road . . .

Sometimes when I feel the world is going to hell in a hand basket, one of my mom’s sayings, it’s nice to remember times when certain situations reaffirmed my faith in humanity. Here are three: Big Blue Bam! A blow … Continue reading

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