The truth about denying your truth is that it sucks. It’s detrimental and I believe the difference between life and death. [Read More]
If I were placed blindfolded on the upper reaches of Elk Creek and its watershed area, I would know I was home. [Read More]
Before we rush to enlarge our urban footprint, we should make more efficient use of our existing built environment. [Read More]
Streams need to connect in order to deliver water and salmon, just like roads need to connect to deliver cars. [Read More]
On April 26, after finishing my folk show on KMUN, I headed over to see the County Clerk about changing my voter registration from Pacific Green to Democrat temporarily, so I could vote for Bernie Sanders for president. [Read More]
I often have thought about volunteering for various local causes, to give back to the community, but never seemed to find the time. [Read More]
We all have stories about a home. For some, a home is a sanctuary, a shelter from the storm. For others, it is a fading dream. [Read More]
Sometimes there are days
when you think you know
exactly what to expect [Read More]
One of the reasons why I love this dish is because it allows me to utilize the bounty that our special place on the coast provides for all of us. [Read More]
Societal storms smashing stalwart steeples
Built upon the toils of backbone and fortitude
How lucky we are to live here and be in life with this community.
It’s usually the middle of the night when I drive to my client’s house after hearing she is in labor. [Read More]
Once upon a rainy day Matt Love (author and publisher of Nestucca Spit Press) and Jack Harris (co-founder and co-owner of Fort George Brewery) had a conversation about gentrification in Astoria. [Read More]
Remember that poverty isn’t a crime, but denying people access to basic human needs should be. [Read More]
Day after day
I sit and stare.
Featured Writer — Carol Vanderford
Carol lives in Cannon Beach enjoying semi-retirement, hiking, and returning to her early loves - writing and surfing. Encouraged by Michael Burgess to follow her heart, she writes poetry and essays at her blog, unRavel.ing, while also privately exploring fiction. In her days before raising children, completing her BA and tackling grad school, she wrote human interest stories for the New Jersey Herald, inspirational radio scripts, and periodical articles.