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Book Review: The Enemy Never Came

The Enemy Never Came:  The Civil War In The Pacific Northwest, by Scott McArthur This book is a rough sort of work, written by a competent historian who nevertheless falls short of the most eloquent practitioners in his craft.  As … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon: The Taste Of Wine

Oregon:  The Taste Of Wine, by Janis Miglavs It should be pointed out at the outset that this book is not so much a celebration of wine as it is a self-congratulating collection of quotations and observations from those involved … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon’s Names

Oregon’s Names:  How To Say Them & Where Are They Located:  An Illustrated Pronunciation Guide, by Bert Webber As a relative newcomer to Oregon, from time to time I seek to burnish my local knowledge through reading [1].  Perhaps a … Continue reading

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Take Me To The River

This weekend, after a somewhat last-minute set of arrangements, I and two others went traveling for a couple of hours or so down a portion of the Rogue River from Grant’s Pass to Hellgate Canyon and back.  In retrospect, I … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Viewpoint Restaurant And Lounge (Estacada, OR)

Although I have been to the Viewpoint Restaurant before to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July [1], this evening was the first time I had ever been to the restaurant.  Admittedly, writing restaurant reviews is something that is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Correspondence Relating To The Massacre of Immigrants

Correspondence Relating To The Massacre of Immigrants: By the Snake Indians, in August, 1854 I am frequently on the lookout for the daily books published by Forgotten Books that they offer for free, as they can occasionally provide an excellent … Continue reading

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Lit Up Like The Fourth Of July

Admittedly, this was not my most memorable fourth of July ever.  Considering there are times I have spent the 4th of July in foreign countries seeking reminders of home [1] and had a day so memorable that I wrote a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beloved Hope

Beloved Hope (Heart Of The Frontier #2), by Tracie Peterson [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although I do not read many romance novels in the course of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Common Birds Of Washington & Oregon

Common Birds of Washington And Oregon, by J. Duane Sept Admittedly, this was not a book I had planned on reading.  As it happens, when I traveled to the Oregon coast south of Tillamook, I found myself in a rented … Continue reading

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I’ll See You When We Get There

As I commented before [1], after leaving work early and enjoying a leisurely lunch at the local Shari’s, where despite showing that I intended on remaining for a while and going at a slow pace by bringing inside two substantial … Continue reading

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