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A day’s hike in the wilderness

Approx. read time: 3:15 min. I’m a little over an hour into my seven-hour hike along the McKenzie River Trail. It’s a beautiful morning. My aim today? Hike ten miles. Breezes waft up from the river, cool and fresh across my face, even as the mid-July temperature starts to climb from the overnight’s high 50s…. Read more »

Climb the buttes that beckon you

Approx. read time: 3:10 min. I start my hike up the Martin Street trailhead to the Ridgeline Trail in the south end of town. Immediately I notice how lush the forest has grown since I last was here. Maples are out, filtering morning sunlight to a pale golden green. Himalayan blackberries, along with other forest… Read more »

Byebye Bijou

Approx. read time: 3:20 min. I want to share with you a story from my ninth book, Living as Jesus Taught. It’s just released and available now for sampling and purchase on my website! And the audio version is here. Byebye Bijou is one of my signature stories. In fact, it’s the story of the… Read more »

The wild raw power of Nature

Approx. read time: 3:05 minutes The wildfires that have ravaged my beloved McKenzie River Corridor sparked into being a month ago. The evening of Labor Day, to be exact.  Sparked, I say, because of downed electrical wires, the unsurprising outcome of a ferocious out-of-season windstorm. A hundred seventy-three thousand acres in the lower McKenzie River… Read more »

In praise of the Creator

Approx. read time: 3:10 min. I have missed my weekly hikes along the McKenzie River trail. Following winter and a long rainy spring, I don’t know what to expect when I arrive at the trailhead. The bus rounds the curve just beyond the lone intersection that marks the center of this little berg called McKenzie… Read more »

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