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Mistakes

“Shhhh. Cut the light,” Jeb Grady whispered sharply to his brother, Donnie. “Lights coming.” Donnie dropped his leather jacket and shut off the flashlight in an instant. Jeb flattened behind the hedge on his stomach, peering out under the bottom leaves; Donnie rolled...

Brian Jordaan and Eliana Wines

Brian Jordaan Only in the darkness can you see the stars ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Eliana, a Roman/Greek word interpreted as “the Lord has responded” is the perfect name for a small three acre vineyard clinging to a hill east of Ashland, OR. Brian Jordaan, who leases...

Rattling Sport

“I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we knew better.” – George Bird Evans, “Troubles with Bird Dogs”   The dogs exploded into excitement with just a slight...
Magnificent Crater Lake

Magnificent Crater Lake

    “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” — Danny Kaye   Throughout history, all the great and grandiose superlatives have been written about Crater Lake. The bluest water, highest hills, biggest sky – and all are true. There is no place quite...
Frenchglen

Frenchglen

The Frenchglen Hotel is the quintessential queen in the high desert of southeastern Oregon. The present hotel has been welcoming guests for eighty-eight years, since 1923, although a smaller, more rudimentary rooming house was built in 1916. On a sunny September...
Jedidiah Smith Redwoods State Park

Jedidiah Smith Redwoods State Park

The grandeur of the Redwoods cannot be overstated. Jedidiah Smith Redwoods State Park, in the northern California county of Del Norte, contains 10,000 acres of grandeur in spectacular old growth trees. Threading through the Park is Howland Hills Road. Essentially one...