Category Archives: Just For Fun

A Wheelbarrow Full of Succulents

I don’t know when, how or even why the tradition of planting succulents in nontraditional containers started. I’m sure you’ve seen them before – worn out old boots brimming with hens and chicks, or a rusted Radio Flyer wagon filled … Continue reading

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Portland’s Chocolate Festival

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Today my wife and I went to the seventh annual ChocolateFest in Portland, Oregon. This event is a fundraiser for the World Forestry Center which is in Washington Park next to the Oregon Zoo. The WFC is a non-profit organization … Continue reading

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Really Maddening Mazes: My First Published Book

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Really Maddening Mazes is produced by Dover Publications. It sells for $6.99 and can be purchased through most online sources.

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An Abandoned Gold Mine in my Backyard: A Themed Kid’s Fort – Level 1

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A Scary Halloween Tale!

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Do you like being scared? Is a movie full of jump scenes something that you take pleasure in. If so, you may enjoy the story I am about to tell. And what makes it all the more horrifying is the fact … Continue reading

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A Halloween Diorama

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Both of my sons really love Halloween. For years, I put on a “scary movie” night for my eldest son, Chris, in which I would transform the TV room into a setting to fit the theme of the movie we … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs Take Over Oregon Zoo!

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On May 28th, Oregon Zoo guests reported seeing several dinosaurs along a wooded trail in the park. Witnesses have described close calls with the gigantic beasts. Stories have even emerged of people being spit upon and slobbered on by certain species. Although … Continue reading

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