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The famous quote from the Dustin Hoffman movie, ‘The Graduate,’ is not wasted on Duane Snider: Read more

“Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose.” Read more

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” Read more

One never knows where a story about a “character” and a “celebrated” artisan will take both writer and subject. Read more

I first met him near Devil’s Punchbowl, screening beach debris — microplastics — during one of his weekly Otter Rock shore cleanups. On this day, 12 volunteers were genuflecting and prostrating themselves using shovels and screens to tease out the white and bright-colored particles of modern… Read more

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This story starts with a neon bullwhip of lightning, knocking a pregnant woman off her feet and sending her into labor right then and there at the edge of a Guatemala sugarcane field. I guess it was time. Read more

We named him Jack. When he was in his kennel, he was a Jack in the box. Once, he threw up and it looked like a Jack-son Pollock. Until he was fully potty trained, he had a few Jack-sidents. And sometimes, like most puppies, he can be a real Jack…. well, you get the idea. Read more

“A slow, tacking flight: float then flap. Then a pirouette and it has swung on to a different tack, following another seam through the moor as if it is tracking a scent. It is like a disembodied spirit searching for its host...” — description of the strongest of all harriers, the goshawk, by… Read more

The announcement that Chinook Winds Casino Resort is extending its closure until at least April 15 is the latest indication that the impacts of COVID-19 on the Oregon Coast economy will be significant and sustained. Read more

“There is truth and then again there is truth. For all that the world is full of people who go around believing they've got you or your neighbor figured out, there really is no bottom to what is not known. The truth about us is endless. As are the lies.” — “The Human Stain” by Phillip Roth Read more

“At 550 percent of daily value cumulative nutrients, broccoli [microgreens are] the king of nutrients. It has the most complete nutrient package of any vegetable on this list. It is packed with Vitamin A, B, C and K. Plus, it has a significant amount of as iron, magnesium and phosphorus.” Read more

“The work that you do makes a huge difference. Our community and victims are beyond blessed to have you and Oregon Coast Therapy Animals. I think we should utilize therapy dogs more.” Read more

"I keep going to a lot of places and ending up somewhere I've already been." Read more

When I first moved to Lincoln County it took a little while before I stopped questioning the decision to pack up all of my belongings, my mother and the person to whom I would later be married and move 600 miles for a job. Read more

My dog Scout is helping me be a better driver. Because she gets nervous if I exhibit any aggressive behavior in the car, including speeding, passing or simply cussing aloud when another driver does something I don’t like, I have been working on being calmer in the car. As a result, my time o… Read more

“Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education.” — Alice Waters Read more