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Monthly Archives: September, 2014

Emma Keeps Watch at J. Michaels

Emma took up a post at my signing desk at J. Michaels Books in Eugene Friday, keeping watch. Or taking a quick snooze. She seemed comfortable with the arrangement. Apparently satisfied, she finally resumed her perch behind the counter, where she keeps tabs on the store’s business for proprietor Jeremy. She does a very good …

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Look for the Wagon

I’m putting together a new series called “Backtracking the Oregon Trail.” I went east from Oregon to Missouri, in August with my daughter and granddaughter, when they moved to the Kansas City area for my daughter’s new job. So we retraced Martha’s footsteps along that historic trail as close as roads and time allowed. I …

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In the Press

Martha’s book made the short list of recent books by University of Oregon alumni that “captured our imaginations,” as presented in the Autumn 2014 edition of Oregon Quarterly, the U of O magazine. Just happened to pick it up from the pile of magazines that came while I was gallivanting off to Kansas and Missouri. …

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Signing at Eugene’s Friday ArtWalk

Remember my excitement last May when I visited Eugene bookstores right after my book came out? And I was planning to tell the folks at J. Michaels Books about it? And there the book was already? Right in their window? My blog post about my surprise, “Happy Discoveries,” even got a mention in Brian Juenemann’s …

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Portraits of a Century Farm ~ Grace With Lace

Robin Loznak’s photographic portraits on our family farm are often of very small critters. He has an eye for their personalities sometimes missed by the rest of us. I particularly like this new photo that made me want to imagine how the world might appear to this graceful mantis in its whimsical pose. So here …

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Fun at Fort Umpqua Days

Elkton history enjoyed a dash of fun at the annual Fort Umpqua Days celebration Saturday and Sunday. From the parade Saturday morning until the final show of the pageant in the ECEC Amphitheater in the Park, history echoed through the festivities with this year’s theme, “Woods to Wine.” In my booth there I enjoyed presenting …

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