Have Books, Will Travel

August 24, 2015

  Bookmobiles are alive and well in rural America Mary Ryan’s bookmobile route in Crook County, Oregon, takes her past an old Pony Express station—rumored to be riddled with bullet holes from a long-ago shootout—past an abandoned Grange Hall and the original Les Schwab tire store. Sometimes she rounds a corner and finds herself at the tail end of a cattle drive or stopped in the middle of the road to let the cattle pass.

When she does get to her stop—65 miles out at the farthest point—it’s a sure thing there will be people waiting for her books, movies or music.

“A fellow across the …

A Few Thoughts About Portfolios

August 24, 2015

Years ago, a photographer friend asked me to look over his portfolio. There were 40 or so well-organized, correctly exposed images—a solid, professional portfolio. But nothing …

No Need to Go It Alone

August 24, 2015

You may be the greatest outdoorsman who ever lived.You can out-fish, out-hunt, out-hike and out-paddle any man or woman alive. However, even the great …

From Teacher to Toymaker

August 24, 2015

Growing up poor in the 1940s in the tiny, remote mountain town of Ashford, Washington, Louise Wackerle learned a hard but simple truth early …

Enjoy Colorful Culinary Creations

Antioxidants protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. The best sources of antioxidants are fruits and vegetables. Pack colorful, antioxidant-rich food into every meal with the following recipes. Chicken Paella With French Green Beans 2 …

Big Flavor, Little Time

When crunched for time, choose recipes with basic ingredients and easy preparation. Fresh Pork and Apple Salad 1 pork tenderloin, seasoned with peppercorn and garlic 7-ounce bag mixed salad greens 2 apples, thinly sliced 1½ cups assorted fresh vegetables cut into bite-sized pieces …

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