Category Archives: History

General articles about history (in particular California, Oregon, & USA)

The Mother of all Monkeys…

Overwhelmed. Feel just like I got a gut punch. An older friend of mine asked about my parents. And of course, dad is deceased, so that stops that discussion in its tracks. Mom and I do not speak. After going … Continue reading

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The Price One Pays…when Caring Too Much…

     I have been caring for others in my life for nearly 50 years.  How does that work when one is only 57 years old.  Well, for one thing you give or in this case you take a few … Continue reading

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Well, I did it

My Book over at AmazonThe Accidental Adventurers Three Days atop a Mountain I finally got our missing on a mountain top story written (in serious fashion) and put it in a book.  It is a small book, less than 70 pages … Continue reading

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Go Beavs!!!

So, it’s official… I’m female, and I’m a Beaver. I know the jokes that will eventually come from that. But, for now I’m going to enjoy and absorb the idea that at 57 years of age, I have been accepted … Continue reading

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It was going to be called, “My Kind of Crazy”

This essay, such as it will be… was going to be called, “My Kind of Crazy”. But, I realized suddenly that to call it “MY KIND OF…” means that I approve, condone, am ok with. The reality is, that I … Continue reading

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One thought just leads to another…

On being a ‘whistleblower’ when push comes to shove… I bounce back!! While writing the previous post, it dawned on me. That being a ‘whistleblower’ is a theme in my life. The outcome is very nearly always the same. Wow. … Continue reading

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It all comes down to one point…

I understand that friends and family (some of them) wish that I would shut up. Just know that I can not and will not. Continue reading

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PTSD, & Anger – The Treatment of Women

Warning: There is explicit details in this essay. IF your stomach is queasy then do not go here. If rape is a touchy subject for you, do not go here. Well, a new thought to share with my therapist. Can … Continue reading

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Thirty Five Years Ago Today…

My father passed away from chronic heart disease. He had congestive heart failure due to a heart weakened from rheumatic fever as a baby, genetic weaknesses, caused by familial inherited (very) high blood pressure.  He had coronary artery disease and had … Continue reading

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73 Years ago, Today…

73 yrs ago today, Americans dropped the bomb @ Hiroshima. When I was a kid learning this, it was ancient history. 73 years ago, is less than 20 years from my birth date. Have we as a species learned anything … Continue reading

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