Monthly Archives: October 2013

Speaking Truth

In attempts to be polite, I will stifle Many of beliefs and ideas, Fearful of hurting  another’s’ feelings When I speak truthfully. Slowly, I am learning – Much trial and error on my part, It is possible to be honest … Continue reading

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Pack Mules Leaving Crescent City

At one point, Crescent City was the center for supplies for the inland mines. Pack trains were commonplace, with some consisting of 200 animals at once. They generally carried two and a half tons of bacon, flour, whiskey, sugar, coffee, … Continue reading

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Bruce Connor, 1958-2013

Bruce Connor passed away October 17th, 2013, in Medford, Oregon. Born April 30th, 1958, and raised in Smith River, he attended Smith River Elementary and Del Norte High School, graduating in 1976. As a Warrior, he played football and wrestled … Continue reading

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The Secret of Point St. George

Point St. George, near Crescent City, not only has a long history, but a secret history, too. During World War II, the property housed a group of cryptographers, people who converted messages from a code to plain text, and a highly specialized direction finder … Continue reading

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By a Hair

A couple of days after Dad died my step-mom, sister and I went to Foster and Peterings Funeral Home in Muskogee for visitation. For some reason I went into the chapel, first to see him laid out in the casket and … Continue reading

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At one point I used to write what I’ve always called ‘Maverick Poetry.” I learned later it is better known as ‘free-verse.’ However ‘maverick’ sound so much more manly. This afternoon, I awoke with a Kerouac quote swimming between my ears. … Continue reading

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Kicked in the Nuts

“Fuck, God!” I heard myself angrily shout, “Did you have to kick me in the nuts like this?” It had been a stressful work week. Tired from working the overnight shift, I went to the radio station, bitching about all … Continue reading

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