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||Welcome to West By Northwest,
a progressive journal of rural and city life, ecology, arts and letters from a Northwest
perspective. We have had a wonderful response to our debut issue and hope you will
enjoy the second act.
Some of our contributors are making their second appearances in this early summer
issue. Author Elizabeth Engstrom has another tale of the wild weird
West, The Pan Man.
Writer, poet and photographer Mary DeDanan explores "Labyrinths
- A Way of Life".
We are featuring a special section on Cameras of the Northwest. Jon
Kemp (posthumously) and son Michael Kemp offer
stunning visuals of their summer backpacking trips. You'll find "On
The Road With Steve Astillero" a great way to travel without a flat tire
or sunburn. The photo guy, Guy Weese, takes us from Iris
to the Eye for enjoyment.
Dr. Addy Gabby is back and ready to tell you everything
you didn't want to know but really should!
Protect Pets and Wildlife (Pro Paws) challenges us to change the laws to protect
animals from barbaric leg-hold traps.
Writer and web-producer David Weich of Powell's Books interviews
author Paul Theroux on his new work, Fresh Air Fiend.
The inspirational prayer is borrowed from the
Friends Committee on National Legislation.
Our representative in Congress, Peter DeFazio speaks out on Genetically
Barbara Kelley reviews a neglected nature/nurture classic book from 1942,
Wolf Children and Feral Man .
Neva Hassanein of The Northwest Coalition for the Alternatives to Pesticides"
reminds us the struggle about "The Right To Know"
is not over; now that it is law, it only has just begun.
The Voices of Spencer Creek are back and adding an other voice to the valley.
Writer Pat Gray looks at "To Be Or
Not". Ryan Ramon ruminates on Heroes and Hellions
and writes Father's Day Is for Daddy, a bittersweet poem.
Local historian and writer Lois Barton shares another of Grandma's Stories,
The Midwife and Summer
in the Country. Poet and painter Jane Cox Farmer's poem, Conversion,
makes us believers. MG Hudson's ruminates in Spencer
Creek Journal By popular demand West By Northwest is featuring a Classified
Ads section. If there are phone numbers listed, they are for the local 541
calling area in mid-western Oregon. Baby goats don't ship well.
Your humble editor howls away on "A Dog's Life"
in the new Children's Page.
Want some adventure? Consider "Summer in the City
" Listings and Links with photograph of Hong Hong at Night by Claudia Goulston.
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readers' feedback. E-mail address have been deleted for privacy. Some folks have
asked about a list serve around West By Northwest. Any interest? Please send comments
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