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About crossingsauthor

Freelance writer/editor and author of Crossings: McCullough's Coastal Bridges, The Crossings Guide to Oregon's Coastal Spans, and Around Florence. Spent 22 years teaching 1st and 2nd grades and 21 years as editor/staff writer with Oregon Coast and Northwest Travel magazines.

#222–Nothing like a deadline . . .

  Last Friday I put in an impossibly long day, only possible because I have a deadline, Friday 13 (no less) to get my edit in for my new book—The Oregon Coast Guide to the UNEXPECTED, see the unusual, odd, … Continue reading

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#221–On the road factchecking . . .

  Last Saturday I was in Lincoln City, Monday Yachats, Wednesday Darlingtonia Botanical Wayside, Friday North Bend, Coos Bay, Bandon, and Sunset Bay State Park. Once the book is written, you’re not done. At least not the way I do … Continue reading

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#220–Some of my favorite things . . .

  In “The Sound of Music,” Maria sings to the children about some of her favorite things that make her feel better when she’s feeling bad. Whether I’m feeling bad or not, these are a few of my favorite things. … Continue reading

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#219–My big day . . .

  Although I had sent out invites to everyone I knew that I thought might be interested in attending the 2nd Saturday Gallery Tour reception at Backstreet Gallery, I didn’t expect a big turnout. Only a couple of people actually … Continue reading

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#218–Dream comes true . . .

  Ever since 1985 when I moved to my home north of Florence on a ridge and saw the bathroom with a large window with the best view in the house, I’ve wanted a soaking tub.   There actually was … Continue reading

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#217–The ups and downs of a single day . . .

  Yesterday was the day I had been looking forward to for the past couple of years. But I almost blew it. I had a feeling it was going to be a strange day, when I looked out the window … Continue reading

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#216–Life’s little frustrations . . .

  I’m usually pretty easy going. Not much pisses me off. But there are a few things that really bother me. And I’ll bet I’m not the only person with these frustrations. Caps & lids I have arthritis in my … Continue reading

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