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You Reading This, Be Ready

Starting here, what do you want to remember? How sunlight creeps along a shining floor? What scent of old wood hovers, what softened sound from outside fills the air? Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than … Continue reading

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Favorite Spots from the Year #6: Puget Island, WA

         So, one of the clear favorites from this adventure was a place called Puget Island. You will all say that you know where it is because, of course, it’s in the Puget Sound region. This is … Continue reading

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Within the Madness

If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on … Continue reading

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Favorite Spots from the Year #5: Cape Flattery

From the northwesternmost point of the contiguous United States… Cape Flattery, in Washington State Come to the edge. – We might fall. Come to the edge. – It’s too high. Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed. And … Continue reading

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Favorite Spots from the Year #4

     And then there were sights like these. I can’t tell you where… they were nowhere in particular. They helped me respond to some questions from you, but mostly those coming from me. Sometimes the answers were here; and … Continue reading

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Favorite Spots from the Year #3: Saltery Bay to Earl’s Cove

No one warned me about this one. Just another little ferry ride from one place to the next. I’ve always been well prepared for the beautiful views on any and all of these crossings, but none were anywhere near as … Continue reading

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Favorite Spots from the Year #2: Painted Hills

And the artistry continues with my second pick for “Favorite Spot from the Year“…the John Day Fossil Beds – Painted Hills Unit. These magnificent mounds of blanketed Technicolor are located about 2 hours from Bend, Oregon. Part of the larger … Continue reading

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