Month: November 2011

Eugene craft beer movie: “The Love of Beer” shows at Oakshire Brewing

How about beer and a movie? Billed as “a documentary celebrating women in the craft beer industry,” The Love of Beer reminds us that craft beer is no longer a man’s game. Women across the country have gained renown as brewers, and especially so in the Pacific Northwest. Filmmaker/producer Alison Grayson shows us how much … Read More

Nanowrimo day 30: The last story in 1,698 words

“Restore India’s land mass dignity and independence!” Nov. 30, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 1,698 words Total so far: 52,591 words Remaining: 0 words Woo-hoo! NaNoWriMo 2011 is done, and I survived! The last story has a lot of promise. A crazy, world-shaking proposition, a … Read More

Oregon, or, Home – Day 30 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – 2012 Ticket

Day 30 of 30 Days of Indie Travel Project, from BootsnAll Prompt #30: 2012 TICKET “Where are you going in 2012? Why is that place great for indie travelers?” Oregon, or, Home My imagination is in the middle of many a worldwide adventure, but for 2012, my wife and I don’t know where all we’ll … Read More

Nanowrimo day 29: Crossing the finish line in 1,737 words

“Some say all the world can fit into a backpack” Nov. 29, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 1,737 words Total so far: 50,893 words Remaining: 0 words One to go. Today’s story, the next to last in my 2011 NaNoWriMo project, brings together two of … Read More

Thrive – Day 29 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – One Word

Day 29 of 30 Days of Indie Travel Project, from BootsnAll Prompt #29: ONE WORD “What does travel mean to you in one word?” Thrive “Grow or develop well or vigorously; prosper; flourish.” “To travel” is so many things, and that brings us to today’s word: Thrive. Not that it’s the only word. But out … Read More

The knife, the notebook and the money belt – Day 28 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – Gear

Day 28 of 30 Days of Indie Travel Project, from BootsnAll Prompt #28: GEAR “The right gear can make or break your trip. What is your favorite/must-have gear item?” The knife, the notebook and the money belt Three items make their way into just about every trip: my Swiss Army knife, my Moleskine notebook, and … Read More

Nanowrimo day 28: Story no. 8 in 2,553 words

“Sexiest bartender in Bangkok!” Nov. 28, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 2,553 words Total so far: 49,156 words Remaining: 844 words Two to go. For my last 3 stories in this year’s NaNoWriMo project, I’m going to draft one a day, regardless of length. Today’s … Read More

Nanowrimo day 26-27: 3 stories, 3 outlines in 0 words

“…” Nov. 26-27, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 0 words Total so far: 46,603 words Remaining: 3,397 words We are on a Thanksgiving weekend retreat, so I decided to take yesterday and today off NaNoWriMo. Instead, I’ve been doing some rough outlining for my remaining … Read More

Touching New Zealand – Day 27 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – Wanderlust

Day 27 of 30 Days of Indie Travel Project, from BootsnAll Prompt #27: WANDERLUST “Share a photo or video that just makes you want to GO. RIGHT. NOW.” Touching New Zealand In downtown Victoria, B.C., the humongous globe seems like it wouldn’t move for mere mortals, yet you can spin it with your fingers. BootnAll’s … Read More

Kayaking Canada’s Saturna Island – Day 26 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – Photo

Day 26 of 30 Days of Indie Travel Project, from BootsnAll Prompt #26: PHOTO “Post a photo of your favorite place and tell us what you love about it.” Kayaking Canada’s Saturna Island During our honeymoon in British Columbia, Canada, Jodie and I rented a kayak. For a few glorious July hours, we paddled around … Read More

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