Rind flinging

When I was a preteen, I remember watching in fascination as my oldest younger brother hurled watermelon. No, he wasn’t throwing it—he was throwing it UP. A virtual hot pink fountain of fruit juice. I was reminded of this recently when I went out on my deck to fling...

Love and Murder in Astoria

The Coast Weekend, which is the “go-to” supplement of both the Chinook Observer and The Daily Astorian, comes out on the peninsula on Wednesdays, and in the greater north coast Oregon area on Thursdays. It’s a delightful, and quite handy, compilation of local arts and...

Rooting for the Dragon!

I’ve been to Medieval Times at the Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas on several occasions. The first time was back when I was teaching seventh graders about the middle ages, and I felt it was only fitting that I should be able to dramatically explain to my students all...

“It’s Christmas!” Books Now Available!

Yeah, I know, I’m usually the one adamantly insisting on celebrating one holiday at a time, but my 48 stories and the scripts from three holiday one-act plays are meant to be shared and enjoyed during the time prior to the big day. Staring at the book cover, in all...

Equinox

I have a love/hate relationship with autumn. On one hand, I truly love the crisp bite in the air, the start of the new television season, Sunday afternoon football, the amazing fall colors, the fun of homecoming and Halloween trick-or-treating, followed immediately by...
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