March 2011

Spray, Oregon

March 29, 2011
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Spray, a place named for a man and not a splash of water, lies in a valley dotted with irrigated fields and groves of pine, poplar and locust. The John Day River flows through it, shimmery and shallow, making a curve that wraps the town’s edge. This is rimrock country, and the underlying stone of […]

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Fossil, Oregon

March 7, 2011
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Fossil can feel icy gray on a winter afternoon.  It had been two years since my last visit. That was a spring evening  in 2008, and the Fossil Players were performing Noel Coward’s  “Blithe Spirit” in the school auditorium. After the performance, which I thought was as good as I could see in New York […]

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