Section: Feature Stories

Leaburg Dam and Canal

Leaburg Dam on the McKenzie River in Oregon

Fishing from the piers in Monterey and up the McKenzie River at the Leaburg dam are some of my few remaining childhood memories of time spent with my dad. At the dam we sat on the man-made outcroppings on the highway 126 side of the reservoir, or on the river banks near the picnic areas. We cast our lines into the shadows where we figured, incorrectly, fish hide from the sun. Between father and son it was a great way to waste an afternoon. We caught a few rainbow trout, even a …

Nov. 8, 2023, 4:52 p.m.

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The Silent Generation

A Quiet Writer from the Silent Generation

"Maybe the secret lies in tension between the music’s downstream flow and memory’s upstream longing, in the human heart’s resistance to the current that bears us always onward."My dad left a blog behind with 23 posts written between 2006 and 2014. In 2014 he stopped writing, though there are a few drafts after this in which he was learning how attach and upload pictures.

In the beginning, like all rookie journalists, he wrote dozens of pieces each week, several a day. As time passed and his career advanced he got to choose …

Nov. 8, 2023, 4:04 p.m.

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