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7,700 Words So Far/Thank You for Reading

Hit the 7,700 word mark on the rough draft on my book about the deserts west of the Rocky Mountains.  I am aiming for a total of 60,000 words but it could go beyond that.  Look for a publisher?  Publish it myself?  That is to be decided later, but not too much later.  To recap:  … Continue reading

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Cheating Death at Cape Foulweather–further adventures on the road

Cape Foulweather is the most appropriately named place I have ever been to.  We were barely out of the car when the wind rushed up to kill us, attempting to throw us to the wet asphalt and then over a low railing to the rocks below.  It was such a mad scene neither of us … Continue reading

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Story from the trip

Prelude PART ONE It all begins as things in Portland often begin–with an indifferent rainfall making the streets reflective and the day colored with dampness.  Candy and I didn’t get away until a little past two. As we drove down Stark I calculated how much daylight we had remaining: Two hours–enough to get us to … Continue reading

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Motel 6, Ronald McDonald, and the No Rules on the Road Club

I wrote another article yesterday.  It’s funny, I’m pretty sure it’s good, but I will probably not try to get it published on its own.  Part of me wants to sent it to the editor of Vagabond Journey (where I published the article on Amboy)–even just to share it–but part of me doesn’t want to … Continue reading