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Books enjoyed in March. Favorites with astericks.

The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho
Saturday Night by Susan Orlean
Border: A Journey Around… by Erika Fatland
A Concise Book of Lying by Evelin Sullivan
Ronald Knox by Evelyn Waugh
Overnight to Many Distant Cities by Donald Barthelme
Hippie by Paulo Coelho
Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho
A Treasury of Civil War Tales by Webb Garrison
Jonathon Swift: His Life and his World by Leopold Damrosch*
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathon Swift
Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Andersonville: The last Depot by William Marvel
Reading in Bed by Brian Doyle
Under The Mountain Wall by Peter Matthiessen*
I Heard My Country Calling: A Memoir by James Webb*
The Imperial Cruise by James Bradley*

The books are to remind us what asses and fools we are.
-Ray Bradbury


Conversation with Jonathon GPT Swift


The Physical Toll of Your Smartphone Addiction


2.2 million flooded over the southern border last year, allowed to stay, and now quite a few now dealing fentanyl. Read.


.Just missed the bus(t)) …I patronized the Subway in the photo on the same day. …10,000 fentanyl pills?


Dick Fosbury, Whose Fosbury Flop Changed High Jumping Forever, Dies at 76

Great read: The Wizard of Foz

Q&A with author Bob Welch in the January, 2020 OTC Newsletter.

Welch brought Fosbury to  Eugene for a presentation/talk/q&a. Terrific! I have the autographs of Fosbury and Welch in my copy of The Wizard of Foz.


The Fast and the Forest

How many Americans have gone sub four? Review

100 American women have gone sub 4:30.

Your $57 contribution will put another filbert tree in the ground. Over 4000 new trees will complete the project.


99% of the U.S. hazelnut/filbert crop is produced in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The Oregon crop represents between 3.5% of the world hazelnut crop.

We have some historic , untended, still producing filbert trees in our yard.


Must view: This is TrackTown: Bowerman’s Jogging Class


The Great Feminization of the American University