Gratitude to Herb Yamanaka: Integral Inspiration for “The Dutchman”

Dad once told me to consider myself a lucky person if at the end of my life I could count on one hand my ...
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Over the Rainbow Bridge

My favorite season of the year used to be Fall. I loved the crisp breezes, the brilliant clarity of blue skies, and the bittersweet ...
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2020 Ducks Football Trade-off: Health vs. Sport

I learned the other day the PAC-12 cancelled the 2020 football season.  No games for the Ducks this Fall.  This led me to reflect ...
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Guided by Dad’s Love Letters, Vanderyt Pens “The Dutchman”

A guest post by Karen's editor, Wayne South Smith, on her process with him from inspiration to publication. The Dutchman and Portland’s Finest Rose ...
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A Chapter from The Dutchman and Portland’s Finest Rose

As spring turned into summer, they slowly eased into a routine that seemed to work for both of them. Stub continued to have two-a-day ...
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