Archive for October, 2011

A Desert Sentinel Greets a New Day in Arizona

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Oct. 31, 2011 “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” Oscar Wilde, Irish poet, playwright, 1854-1900. Copyright © iPhone photo captured Oct. 31, 2011, by Mike Padgett ************** (To avoid missing news, essays, features and photos […]

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Historic Hotel in Portland Offers an Elegant Detour

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Oct. 27, 2011 PORTLAND, Ore. – What is happening here? Are the visitors entering a time portal into Oregon history? They remember handing their car keys to the bellman and the concierge following them with their luggage from the curb near Fourth and Pine streets. Downtown Portland is busy, with its eclectic mix of office […]

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A Drive Through an Oregon Forest to Reach Pounding Surf

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Oct. 2, 2011 YACHATS, Ore. – Most of the time, we we were alone on the winding highway while we drove west through the Siuslaw National Forest in western Oregon. It was late afternoon. Sunbeams became rays of gold filtering through the mist and the branches of moss-covered evergreens crowding Highway 34. Unfortunately, the two-lane […]

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