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#205–A time for beginnings . . .

  January is the beginning of a new year, and many folks are basking in the smugness of still sticking to the resolutions they made. Some find it a time to restart or revamp some aspect of their lives or … Continue reading

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#194–The selling season has begun . . .

  Because spring break brings hordes of tourists to the Oregon coast, the selling season has begun. So I hit the road north. And this is what I saw: more traffic, more motorhomes, and more out-of-state license plates. California and … Continue reading

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#154–A quirky week . . .

  Into every life some quirkiness must fall. Leaning tower of water My first clue that it was going to be a strange week was when I pulled a water bottle out of the pack Monday. It sat at an … Continue reading

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#151–Plan B in Junction City . . .

  Since last Thursday, folks have been heading to Junction City to attend the Scandinavian Festival to enjoy the fabulous food and dances that have become such a tradition in the festival’s 54–year history. I, however, went to Junction City on … Continue reading

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#130–Timeout for toasts . . .

  I surprised Bob Serra, my publisher at Pacific Publishing, by arriving at our meeting on February 19 with a bottle of bubbly (sparkling cider) and three crystal wine glasses. He could tell it wasn’t gonna be just any ol’ … Continue reading

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#101–New PowerPoint presentation & more . . .

With a new book, I now have a new PowerPoint program. The last one, I gave about 40 times up and down the coast, in Eugene, and as far away as Oregon City in auditoriums, library meeting rooms, homes, and … Continue reading

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#100–Celebrating blog milestones . . .

This week marks my second year of the Crossings Author blog and today marks my 100th post. Hooray!! I began this blog on May 28, 2011, almost two months after Crossings: McCullough’s Coastal Bridges came out. The purpose was to … Continue reading

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#95–Celebrating coastal bridges . . .

  The Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center in Waldport is like a museum dedicated to the bridges of the Oregon coast and their designer Conde B. McCullough. I’ve mentioned this Interpretive Center before, but today I’ll devote more space … Continue reading

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#94–But not forgotten . . .

Since January 10, when The Crossings Guide to Oregon’s Coastal Spans came out, my first book Crossings: McCullough’s Coastal Bridges has been on the back burner. My focus has been on the second book, and it’s kept me busy, busy. … Continue reading

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#93–Something new to talk about . . .

After giving approximately 30 presentations since April 2011 that dealt with the book Crossings, the bridges, and old-timers’ bridge stories, I’ve rolled out a totally new presentation. In this one, I talk about the adventures of Crossings pertaining to the … Continue reading

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