Category: Opinion

Better off with a new political horse and course? I think not!

Let’s see you pragmatists and probability analysts out there – stock market up, jobs up , housing starts up, real estate market up, wars down…. I could go on.  Do we switch horses in the middle of things getting better? I think not.  Any…

Spring hits Oregon

Finally! Spring has come to Hood River. The main indicator is my strawberry patch. There isn’t much better in life than sitting in a patch of strawberries and just popping the berries off the plant and popping them straight in the mouth, cottonwood fluff,…

2 Days of sunshine in Hood River

Back from diving in Curacao – the sun seems to be finally coming out in Hood River and the garden is beginning to grow.  The corn is up and the sunflowers are a foot high so with a week of really good hot temperatures…

Orienteering in Moses Lake, WA – Watch out for water on your map!

Well Saturday the 2nd of June was a day to remember in my orienteering sport.  For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s basically a cross country sport involving races of various lengths for different age groups in which you are…

A blurred line in the sand or “I never saw the line, Gus”

The current congressional debate in congress about whether you can abort a baby for the simple reason of not wanting one of that sex should lead all of you writiers, whether in fiction or non-fiction to think about the giant issue of eugenics and…

Memorial Day 2012

Today we had a great Memorial Day celebration here in Hood River.  The crowd of some three hundred participants met in the Cemetary where we sang, heard several poems in memorial to the soldiers both recently and long gone. A moving hour and a…

Sunny outside, …

Sunny outside, stayed up late last night after going to a concert for the 100th anniversary of the Riverside Christian Church in Hood River excellent piano and organ performances.  My late night was due to further reading of Laura Hillemnbrand’s book – “Unbroken”. Started in…

Kalahari Rick Starts His Blog

Well, here we go with the blog to get out the news on my writing and book work on Rough Enough, a Civil and Indian War nonfiction spyglass view of the life of Richard H. Clow from 1864 through 1880 as he fought in…

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