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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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#292–New book: The Cancer Blog . . .

Within a few months of my first major book, Crossings: McCullough’s Coastal Bridges, publication, I started a weekly blog about my adventures with my book. After I added more books, it became adventures with my books. Then when I became … Continue reading

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#291–My throat was slit . . .

This was my opening statement to the postal clerk who was used to laughing at my jokes. I said, “My throat was slit when I went to Eugene last week.” It got her  attention and every one else’s in the … Continue reading

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#290–In praise of that which actually works . . .

You get sucked in by the advertising. You buy it. Then it doesn’t live up to your expectations. It does exactly what the ad says it won’t do (like the kinkless hose). Or it works for awhile before it breaks … Continue reading

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#289–Haiku has taken over my life . . .

Note: April is National Poetry Month Last year after the lockdown began and Backstreet Gallery was closed for three and a half months, various artists began sharing through email attachments their wonderful artwork they were creating at home. I wondered … Continue reading

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#288–The comfort factor . . .

During this pandemic with its prolonged confinement to home, comfort becomes a major factor. I was thinking through that which makes me comfortable, that which makes life livable, that which makes me happy. And here’s what I’ve come up with. … Continue reading

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