Day Trips From Portland on Oregon Lakes and Rivers



Day Trips From Portland on Oregon Lakes and Rivers: Spokes on a Wheel

Oregon Lakes and Rivers Travel and Recreation Magazine editor Kyla Hedendaagse software casino beheer systemen zijn erg uitgebreid en volledig uitgerust om het online casino van A tot Z te beheren. Merwin Cheney wrote a lovely story about day tripping from Portland to Oregon”s rivers featuring my book, “Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler.”

The sun is (basically) out! Let”s get to day tripping! I, for one, am more than ready.

 

My Publicist is Six Years Old



An alternate use for mom”s new business cards besides her own shameless self-promotion.

 

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Family Friendly Resorts in Horizon Air



 

My article Family Friendly Resorts is out in the Alaska Airlines Horizon Air Edition. Happy Summer Resort-going!

Powell’s Was A Blast



The bookstore rep said the turnout was twice normal, they sold every copy of Day Trips From Portland they had in the store, and they invited me back for my next book, Chance of Sun, to publish Aug. 1.

Even better were the long-lost family members and friends who showed up!

I think I might like this book touring stuff…

“Day Trips From Portland” Reading at Powell’s on Monday



 

 

I’ll be reading from and signing my “Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler” books at Powell’s on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, Oregon, this coming Monday the 20th at 7:30 p.m. Would love to see some friendly faces! We’re going out for a drinkipoo after!

In other news, I just found out my book is available for Kindle.

My Winning Essay Out in Oregon Quarterly Magazine




The Summer Issue of Oregon Quarterly Magazine, now available in print and online, features my essay, “The Friday’s Trilogy,” which won the Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest this year.

The essay is also a chapter in my upcoming book, Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir.

A girl comes of age in Oregon in the 1970s and 80s, navigating her way through the perils of sex, drugs and camping before finding a place she belongs. To be published by Nestucca Spit Press in August of 2011.

Thanks again to Guy Maynard, Debra Gwartney, and the staff of Oregon Quarterly for providing me with the thrill of the year, as well as a delightful celebratory event in Eugene last month.

Read the essay here.

Recent Words of Wisdom From the Four-Year Old



Mom, where are you going tonight?

To a restaurant downtown.

That’s boring.

Where do you think I should go, Boo?

London.

 

Mom, I told you, we have to a-gree, not un-gree.

 

Mom, I love you. I love you to the lamp, and then to space, and then back to the

floor. But I love sissy to space, then online casino to the lamp, then to the bed. So I love her

more, you know.

 

Mom, remember when you crashed into that car?

Yes, Boo, I remember.

You need to watch where you are going.


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