Bright Colors

I’ve made a lot of trips between here and Hillsboro across the Sunset Highway the past two months. Okay, let’s get more specific—let’s say I’ve made one back-and-forth trip every week for the past 10 weeks. That’s 20 trips over the Coast Range, so I’ve had the...

Deer Bait

I never harvest any apples from my trees. It’s not that there aren’t any apples out there, it’s just that I planted the trees solely for the wild critters who come looking for a handout this time of year. Naturally, when the deer were posing out under the fruit trees...

Bazaar Season

As Grandpa often said, “You have to make hay while the sun shines.” His statement was metaphorical, of course, but nevertheless, during six of the next seven weekends I will make the vast majority of my entire year’s book sales. Vast, as in just about 98%. No problem....

No Calories, No Guilt, Great Taste!

Quite recently, I discovered my inner child still knows how to throw one hell of a tantrum. It’s fall; Dairy Queen’s Blizzard of the Month is Pumpkin Pie. Just seeing the amazingly tasty-looking picture on the menu board was enough for me to (metaphorically) start...

Stifling Creativity

It’s a lot like being constipated; you feel all bottled up inside. To continue in excremental terms, you want to get it out, but something’s keeping you from dumping. So what’s really going on when you’re putting everything else before doing what you feel inextricably...
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