It’s easy to become engaged with local history and dive down the many rabbit holes one finds. Culinary narrative and the culture of kitchens, Southern Oregon’s wine industry, and the compelling and always evolving Stories of Southern Oregon are just some of the rabbit holes to explore. Much of the work is part of the Southern Oregon Digital Archives at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library. More can be found on YouTube, and in the Internet Archives.
They Came for Mystery and Stayed For Shakespeare! Ashland Mystery Readers hosted mystery and crime fiction writers from about 2001 through 2012 with book signings at Bookwagon. Theater, parties, a cable access television show and a YouTube channel amped up the excitement and documented the event series. Conveniently located on I5, between San Francisco and Portland, Ashland made a welcome rest stop for hard working authors who were on the road.
Quilts are significant at so many levels. They’re the often unsigned products of women’s hands just like recipes. They are historic and historical records of textiles, places and people. And the making of a quilt is a glorious experiment in color, design and skill. Many collectives now contribute to the Quilt Index, and many local guilds (including my own) showcase the work of talented hands.
Ok, I admit it. I have maybe 100,000 postcards. About 30,000 of these are sorted and categorized and sleeved and the rest are waiting for my attention. One day, about 10 years ago, the shelves in my closet collapsed making a big mess. A gift really as a carpenter built sturdy 20″ wide wooden shelves, just perfect for the postcard boxes. At long last, my postcards had a real home. As more cards are filed, I get rid of other items so there’s more room for you know what.
browse a box …