digg and helping

> This is a test because I’m messing around with Digg, which I can’t for the life of me get to work. What I really want is to show you a picture from a birthing clinic in Haiti. I told Chuck I want to go there and help. I said probably if I really wanted … More digg and helping

>Dance on Their Graves

>I have every current Oregon Book Award contestant book I can find sitting in a pile on my table. I spent yesterday reading All God’s Children, Inside the Dark and Violent World of Street Families, by Rene Denfield. A well- written, important and compelling book. Denfield focuses on a particular Portland group of street kids … More >Dance on Their Graves

>tell the BLM no

>This is one of the trees that will be cut if The BLM’s new forest management proposal, WOPR, (Washington Oregon Plan Revision) goes through. This tree is in the Alsea Valley, Oregon.

>GypZee Soul

>Last week we went to The Oak Grove Restaurant at the Hood River, Oregon Golf Club to hear an Austin band called GypZee Soul. Don’t let the golf club idea fool you– the place actually a funky little restaurant/bar with a dance floor and music, big windows with trees outside, and nice folks dancing and … More >GypZee Soul

>science fiction

>I’m reading a science fiction novel for my book group. Usually we read international novels. We went through a long Middle Eastern phase. We read several Turkish novels. We read several Indian books. We also read Faulkner. This month it’s science fiction though. Science fiction is the only thing my son reads. I was telling … More >science fiction