Oysterville Daybook Archives

The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made

The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made

When it comes to writing, I've probably made more than my share of mistakes over the years.  Since my focus is history. errors "come with the territory" you might say, since new information constantly surfaces putting what once seemed definitive in...

read more
Little-known Facts and Quirky Truths!

Little-known Facts and Quirky Truths!

YOU ARE INVITED TO A BOOK TALK (BY ME) WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15th 2:00-3:00 p.m. OCEAN PARK TIMBERLAND LIBRARY When the Timberland Library asked me to give a book talk about ANY of my books, I just plain couldn't decide.  So, if you come to Ocean...

read more
.”…with one a little backwards..”

.”…with one a little backwards..”

The photo Marta took only tells part of the story!  "Here we be the Sapiens Three (with 1 a little backwards..." she wrote.  Both she and Charlie understood why Marta's photo (she being the photographer) was backward and I think they felt they...

read more
Our Zooming Book Club

Our Zooming Book Club

I'm sure in this Newest Age of Technology -- the one we've shaped to fit being mindful during Covid -- there are many Book Clubs that have resorted to Zoom Get-Togethers to stay abreast of their latest selections.  And, likewise, I imagine that...

read more
If she ever asks you, just say “Yes!”

If she ever asks you, just say “Yes!”

I am sitting here all puffed up and rosy after hearing myself on the KMUN program "River Writers" being interviewed by Dayle Olson.  She is without a doubt THE best interviewer I've ever had the pleasure of working with.  I say that because our...

read more
Maybe it was the change in the weather…

Maybe it was the change in the weather…

I can't say I was really alert and "keeping a weather watch" today -- in fact, after waking up at the regular six ayem time and bombing for the 3rd time in 452 wordle games played... I finished my coffee and went back to bed. I finally surfaced at...

read more
And how could I forget “Watership Down”?

And how could I forget “Watership Down”?

The shadows across the road were long and interspersed with bright spots of sunshine as I drove home along Sandridge Road from Ilwaco this evening.  I was driving the speed limit (I love cruise control) but, even so, I tried to keep a sharp eye out...

read more
On the whole — the kids’ books were best!

On the whole — the kids’ books were best!

I ran across yet another one of those internet sites listing 30 classics every American should read and scrolled through it to see how many -- or IF any -- I have read.  Two more than half -- 17 of the 30 with another half dozen than I'm not...

read more
It’s probably not every day that you…

It’s probably not every day that you…

...go to the Long Beach Grange, but this coming Wednesday, May 24th,  is a day you can make up for other lost opportunities!  From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Maggie Stuckey will be talking about (and selling!) her hot-off-the-press book, The Container...

read more
At the Smithsonian with Maggie – tomorrow!

At the Smithsonian with Maggie – tomorrow!

As many of you know, Maggie Stuckey's latest book. The Container Victory Garden is now out!  And, as some (but possibly not all) of you know, Maggie, herself, is out and about following a very serious surgery that unfortunately coincided with the...

read more
Doncha hate it when that happens?

Doncha hate it when that happens?

Not to belabor a point... but on Friday night when friends and I were talking about my "Oysterville Talk" at the Surfside Homeowners' Association, I grabbed a hard cover copy of my Oysterville book to look up a fact I just couldn't recall -- not at...

read more
And speaking of polar opposites…

And speaking of polar opposites…

I'm in the middle of 18th century Scotland -- in the highlands of The Outlander series which I'm reading on my new Kindle to save my eyes from the fine print of the books.  It's full of historic accuracy, steamy sex, and violent squinch-my-eyes-up...

read more