Monthly Archives: November 2011

Literary Ashland Kudos

A lot of congratulations to extend this month. Congratulations… to Robert Arellano, whose forthcoming novel Curse the Names was reviewed by Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly, which says “Arellano displays a sly, Hitchcockian touch.” to Midge Raymond on her Pushcart … Continue reading

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Peter Pauper Press Cookbooks

This morning I read this piece about writers and their book collecting habits, content in the knowledge that aside from a few dozen dictionaries I don’t really collect books. Today is Thanksgiving and as I’ve been “helping” in the kitchen, … Continue reading

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GoodReads, an Online Literary Salon

GoodReads is a niche social sharing site for writers and readers. It’s a place for people who read.  There’s lots of fun features that make this site a great place to hang out. GoodReads has bibliographic records for published works with links … Continue reading

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Bloomsbury: The Biggest Little Bookstore

I would be truly shocked anyone familiar with Ashland has missed out on Bloomsbury Books. Located downtown Ashland next to Pangea, Bloomsbury is a fixture of Ashland literary life. Although it is smaller than a Barnes and Noble or any other … Continue reading

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Civility, Democracy, and Conflict

A linguist, a historian and a rhetorician walk into an auditorium… My colleagues Jon Lange and Jeff LaLande and I are participating in this year’s campus theme series at Sothern Oregon University. The theme this year is Civility and on … Continue reading

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Simple, Beautiful, New at SOU

A rural locale devoted to pacifism, human rights, ethical living, and compassion. It sounds like Ashland. But actually it was the Fellowship of New Life in England, whose adherents included Edward Carpenter, Olive Schreiner and Henry Salt. Tonight’s talk by … Continue reading

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The Unique and Original Tree House Children’s Bookstore

Down on the Plaza, next door to Eden Vale’s wine tasting room, is a cozy, magical bookstore all for youngsters. The Tree House Children’s Bookstore has been in business for 33 years. The fourth owner of the store, LadyJane, bought … Continue reading

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