Always a Rock Jock – John Day Fossil Beds – Part 1

Back in time, I wanted to be a geologist.  Alas, chemistry was not my friend for reasons I now understand but at that disappointing time, did not.  I’m still a sucker for a good fossil.  Give me an ancient creature that became part of a rock, and I’m held captive for hours.  When we decided…

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“Golden Flower of Prosperity” – Kam Wah Chung

I love learning new things.  Sometimes it turns into a factor in a fiction novel I’m writing.  Others are just plain interesting.  Take the town of John Day, Oregon, for example.  Intrigued by a little museum’s unique story, we had to stop. Kam Wah Chung & Co., an Oregon State Parks heritage site and National…

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Summer Road Trip Reminiscing

The summer after first grade, my family began a new annual tradition.  A day after school let out, we’d pile into the car and hit the highway.  ‘Road trip’ became synonymous with the adventure of new states, new license plates, and new sights.  Years later as an adult, when the heat of summer first pressed…

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Getting to Know Angel Reed

Their story is almost here – Kaane and Angel in RIFFING WITH THE MUSE.  Last week, I posted an interview with Kaane Scott.  This week, learn more about Angel Reed, former research librarian and artist in the making.  Enjoy! Angel Reed – Studio Tour One Year Ago “Today on our studio tour, we’re lucky to meet…

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Getting to Know Kaane Scott

Did you ever dream of being a rock star?  Kaane Scott did – and he became one, until – but you’ll need to read RIFFING WITH THE MUSE to find  out! In the mean time, here’s a little interview with the big man himself.  Enjoy!   We’re face to face with Kaane Scott, legendary front man for…

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Spiders and Writers and Webs – Oh My!

What do spiders and their webs have in common with writers and their careers? A lot, as it turns out. Our arachnid counterparts spend a noteworthy portion of their lives spinning their webs and we writers spend a substantial part of our writing years in the development of our craft. But that’s not the only…

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