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In Which Jonas Laments the Self-Sufficiency and Abundance of Oregon's Greenery

There was nothing, not a thing! about the country that made a man feel Big And Important.  If anything it made a man feel dwarfed, and about as important as one of the fish-Indians living down on the clamflats. 

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How This Blog Got Named

It just occurred to me that I never stated how I came up with this blog’s title. Well, now I have:

“I sometimes have these spells of compulsive truth. 24 more words

Queer

An Ode to Wallace Stegner, 1909-93

First must I admit I’m writing this blog principally because I wanted to accompany the sketch of Wallace Stegner I drew last night while passively watching the Boston Red Sox get pummeled by the Seattle Mariners again. 446 more words

Writing

Milos Forman's 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

Everybody loves a good “stick it to the man” movie, and Milos Forman’s Oscar-winning “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) set the standard for all authority-challenging films to follow. 441 more words

Adaptations

Magic Trip [2011]


“We weren’t old enough to be beatniks and we were a little too old to be hippies.”

KEN KESEY'S SON IS PLANNING A SEQUEL TO HIS DAD'S LEGENDARY,ACID FUELED BUS TRIP

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 Ken Kesey’s Son Is Planning a Sequel to His Dad’s Legendary, Acid-Fueled Bus Trip

By River Donaghey May 20 201

 

Photo of the new bus courtesy of the Kickstarter page… 937 more words

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The Magic School Bus, Lake Cachuma, CA

Sometimes you just have an inkling to make an unplanned turn; Lake Cachuma was that turn.  It was too early in the day to seek camp for the night but, as I drove through the windy hills of California, I came upon a sign, it said “Lake Cachuma” with a camping symbol. 878 more words

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