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#225––Another Portland and Maine’s Mid-Coast Region, Part 2 . . .

  We loved our stay in the Maine Beaches Region on the south coast of Maine. Except for the first day when it rained, the weather was lovely. On this section of the trip, the weather was sunny on some … Continue reading

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#224––Mainely a great trip, Part 1 . . .

  Mainers love a good pun. Every town had a Mainely Pizza or Mainely Lobster or some other variation and often a Maine Street in the middle of town. I felt right at home with Oregon type drizzle and showers … Continue reading

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#223 Where has the summer gone . . .

  Between finishing my new book, marketing my other books, responsibilities at Backstreet Gallery, and preparation for the 8th Annual Florence Festival of Books, it was a busy summer. I had hoped to restart my blog in May when I … Continue reading

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#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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