Veteran’s Day 2019

Those of us that served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America during the Vietnam War cannot forget that traumatic time in our history. May we not…

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Portland Book Festival

Oregon writers will gather with their readers this weekend, November 9-10, for one of Portland's biggest literary events of the year. So let me put in a plug for a…

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Wednesday Quick Quotes

"In winter, when the green earth lies resting beneath a blanket of snow, this is the time for storytelling. The Storytellers begin by calling upon those who came before who…

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A Day of Remembrance

This Memorial Day I have someone special to remember--the grandfather I never met.  In fact, I had never known much of anything about Fred Harmon Cooper, the person after whom…

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Trainwriting

Irvine Welsh's novel Trainspotting, published in 1996, follows a group of heroin addicts in an economically depressed area of Edinburgh, Scotland, and their passage through life. Over the last year,…

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