Oysterville Daybook Archives

It just gets better and better!

It just gets better and better!

I'm beginning to think those words -- "better and better" are getting hard to come by in this old world of ours.  But I do want to give a bit of a shout-out to the Chinook Observer.  If you subscribe to our stellar weekly newspaper, I hope you...

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And speaking of “Saints or Sinners”…

And speaking of “Saints or Sinners”…

Doncha just love it when suddenly a few of the disparate dots in your life become unexpectedly connected and you get that "God's in his Heaven and all's right with the world" feeling?  Here was the sequence of events that happened to me yesterday...

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Just what is an “honest” mistake, anyway?

Just what is an “honest” mistake, anyway?

I might be nit-picking a bit here, but when I read the Page 2 headline in today's Observer --State senator says Hong Kong gun charge due to 'honest mistake' -- I had to stop and mull that over for a bit.  It seems to me that a mistake is a...

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Writer’s what — block?  cramp? angst?

Writer’s what — block? cramp? angst?

Since my column in the Chinook Observer is published on the first Wednesday of each month, and since the first Wednesday of November is actually November 1st. and since that day is Samhain,  a Gaelic festival  marking the end of the harvest season...

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All Puffed Up and You Should Be, Too!

All Puffed Up and You Should Be, Too!

I do so hope you saw (and read!) the story on page A3 of today's Chinook Observer!  I think every one of us, whether we read our weekly paper cover-to-cover or not, should be justifiably proud of its accomplishments.  After all, the news and...

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And NOW the question is: can he read?

And NOW the question is: can he read?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word "read" this way: look at and comprehend the meaning of written or printed matter by mentally interpreting the characters or symbols of which it is composed.  My headline for this blog is directed to...

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I’m loving the  Saints or Sinners feedback!

I’m loving the Saints or Sinners feedback!

For all of you who have contacted me via email or text or through my blog... Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and interest in my current "Saints or Sinners?" series in the Observer. I'm having such fun researching and writing about these...

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On being garrulous (i.e. to rattle on…)

On being garrulous (i.e. to rattle on…)

Today I went to Astoria's Tillicum House at the invitation of Dayle Olson, one of the co-producers of a KMUN program called "River Writers,"  a Writer's Guild 30-minute show hosted on alternate weeks by Dayle and by Marianne Monson.  It airs...

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The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Ink

The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Ink

(Please Share This With Your Friends Who Might Like To Know!) Somehow this blog title sounds like a Nancy Drew mystery by "Carolyn Keene"... but, in reality, it's a here-and-now lament about two articles that were to be in today's Chinook...

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Have you read today’s “Observer” yet?

Have you read today’s “Observer” yet?

In answer to my own question, I have to say, "Only partly." And those portions that I did read sent me through the gamut of emotions -- disgust and distrust, anger and sadness, shame and anxiety.  Plus a good dollop or two of fear as I considered...

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Gobsmacked doesn’t quite express it!

Gobsmacked doesn’t quite express it!

That Cate is taking a much-deserved break from her "Coast Chronicles" column in the Observer did not come as a total surprise today.  After writing every single week for fifteen (!) years, it seems that a little down time is more than her due, and...

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All the new that’s fit to print.  And then some!

All the new that’s fit to print. And then some!

I'm talking about the Wednesday, April 5, 2023 edition of the Chinook Observer.  Beginning on Page 1 with the report on our Sheriff's Office dragging its feet in answering a 911 call (from the Pacific County Fire District No. 1, no less!). I am...

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