Oysterville Daybook Archives

Did you mind sharing the limelight, Mrs. C?

Did you mind sharing the limelight, Mrs. C?

Mrs. Crouch and I have been saving this afternoon for several weeks now for our date with Brandon,  a video producer from Fox13 News in Seattle.  He emailed that he was working on a story for a Halloween special about haunted places in Washington...

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Me! Warts and All! – for whatever it’s worth!

Me! Warts and All! – for whatever it’s worth!

Yesterday a link arrived to the podcast I did a few weeks ago with Jim Harold on his program "Ghost Insights."  I listened to it with fear and trepidation -- hearing myself being interviewed is a true horror to me.  Second only to seeing myself on...

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October:  Not Exactly As Planned

October: Not Exactly As Planned

I wonder when we'll be able to plan ahead with surety -- as in arranging to attend something or help sponsor something or...  Not for a while longer, would be my guess. A few months back, when events for October were being scheduled, it looked like...

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Not My Dish of Tea

Not My Dish of Tea

At seven this morning I was talking on the telephone to Jim Harold, host of  the "Ghost Insight" podcast (among many others).  He was interviewing me about Mrs. Crouch -- a very one-sided conversation and weird in the extreme.  In Mr. Harold's...

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Wow!  What do you think?

Wow! What do you think?

A month or so ago, one of my former editors at History Press sent me a "book trailer" for Historic Haunts of the Long Beach Peninsula and asked me for feedback.  I had never seen a book trailer before -- perhaps I lead a sheltered life -- so I...

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I keep waiting for Mrs. Crouch to join me…

I keep waiting for Mrs. Crouch to join me…

Every time I give a book talk, I halfway expect to "hear" from Mrs. Crouch.  Not that she appears on demand, mind you.  In fact, as far as I know, she has never appeared at all.  But she does, occasionally, make herself known.  Years ago -- in the...

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See you Saturday-the-17th in Klipsan Beach!

See you Saturday-the-17th in Klipsan Beach!

I do believe I was born to party and that's what my book signing at BOLD felt like yesterday!  So many friends came to hear me talk and to buy books!  Friends from long ago.  Friends from afar.  Friends from the neighborhood.  Friends from...

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On the Patio at Bold tomorrow 2:00-4:00!

On the Patio at Bold tomorrow 2:00-4:00!

If you've not yet been into BOLD Art Framing and Espresso at 711 Pacific Ave N in Long Beach, by all means drop by tomorrow at 2 p.m. when I'll be chatting a bit about my new book, Historic Haunts of the Long Beach Peninsula.  After all, it's not...

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No matter how you slice it…

No matter how you slice it…

The labels on the packages said, "Historic Haunts of the Long Island Beach Peninsula."  SAY WHAT??  The Long Island Beach Peninsula???  I don't think so. The books were a rush order from Arcadia Publishing. We (meaning most every bookseller of...

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“Me?  At an art gallery?” I asked BOLDly!

“Me? At an art gallery?” I asked BOLDly!

I don't think I'm a groupie exactly.  Certainly not in the musical sense.  Not really.  I cheer and clap for musician friends and, of course, we host House Concerts.  I used to hang out at the Purple Onion and the hungry i  in the City and the...

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The Tip of The Iceberg

The Tip of The Iceberg

I don't know about you, but when I receive just a little bit of information about something -- especially if it's not in the Good News Department -- I wonder.  Sometimes I even stew about it.  Today was one of those days because of one of those...

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Hope to see you Saturday at my booksigning!

Hope to see you Saturday at my booksigning!

I'll be signing copies of my new book, Historic Haunts of the Long Beach Peninsula, at Adelaide's in Ocean Park from 12:30 to 2:30 this coming Saturday!   But before I sign, I'll be talking a bit about this book -- what's different from my first...

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