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#89–10-hour, 15-stop South Coast marathon . . .

Although I left Florence at 7:30 a.m., I didn’t get to the motel in Gold Beach until after 5:30 p.m. Here’s how I turned a 3-hour trip into a 10-hour marathon by making many, many stops.  And it was on … Continue reading

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#87–On the road again and again and again . . .

  The big deal in my life this week is the Coast Bridge Tour that I’ll be leading tomorrow. So that’s what I want to write about. Since it takes place Saturday, I won’t be posting it until Sunday, February … Continue reading

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#86–Judy’s wonderful, incredible, so good, not too bad day . . .

It was a day to remember––January 17 !  To begin with, it was blue-sky beautiful. We’ve had two weeks of fabulous weather with cold nights but days that reached into the mid-60s with no afternoon wind. For January, it was … Continue reading

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#85–Favorable responses . . .

“What a good idea!” “I like it!” “What a great cover!” These are just a sample of the initial responses to The Crossings Guide to Oregon’s Coastal Spans. I’m still floating! I saw a friend at a concert at the … Continue reading

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#84–Crossings Guide finally here . . .

Wednesday morning I e-mailed publisher, Bob Serra, that I would stop by the Pacific Publishing office when I was through at the museum to see if the books had come in. That afternoon, as soon as I walked into the … Continue reading

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#82–Two books and a book fair dominate 2012 . . .

Crossings: McCullough’s Coastal Bridges continued to dominate my life the first half of the year. I marketed it through day trips up and down the coast and over to Eugene plus a few longer trips. Those longer trips were to … Continue reading

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#81–Why I blog . . .

I blame my blogging on Oregon writer William Sullivan. In a workshop on marketing that I took from him back in 2006 at the South Coast Writers Conference, he mentioned that a blog is a good way to promote your … Continue reading

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#79–Finally . . .

  On Tuesday, I read through The Crossings Guide to Oregon’s Coastal Spans and found no more mistakes––finally a “clean copy.” On Thursday, town dignitaries finally broke ground on the Siuslaw River Bridge Interpretive Center/Wayside after being in the works … Continue reading

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#78–Genesis of a book . . .

  In the beginning was the blog, where for 52 weeks, I wrote about my adventures with the book Crossings: McCullough’s Coastal Bridges. I posted every week except Christmas. Four weeks were filler postings because I was away or stuck … Continue reading

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#77–Crossings––the old & the new . . .

  Crossings: McCullough’s Coastal Bridges and The Crossings Guide to Oregon’s Coastal Spans kept me busy this past week—especially this weekend. The old Crossings and the new Crossings Guide are both to blame for me being three days late in … Continue reading

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