Put Palouse Falls on your Bucket List

“I would like to see Palouse Falls someday,” said Marvin, “It’s on my bucket list.” We were planning field trips for the summer. It’s unusual for Marvin to make a request so I was taking his suggestion seriously. Usually he is content with letting me decide where we go. “Tell …

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The Geographical Center of Oregon

“Have you been to the geographical center of Oregon?” Marvin’s question seemed innocently proposed but I knew better… he likes to use leading questions to start a conversation and it is likely that he already knows the answer. We were in Central Oregon, defined by three counties, Jefferson, Crook and …

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The Huge Tamarack Tree

26 August 2013: “Ralph, I know where there is a huge Tamarack tree.” Ralph and I were talking about big trees and I knew at the mention of one he hadn’t seen he would be ready to travel so I dropped the hat. “Let’s go give it a look.” My …

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